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It's been a bit of secret how much Microsoft has been pushing SQL Server 2005 and 2008 as a business intelligence (BI) platform. But Microsoft doesn't want it to be such a secret anymore, and has a range of new features to increase the IQ of BI in the next rev of SQL Server. Topping the list? New reporting and analysis services aimed not just at BI gurus, but rank-and-file managers and information workers.

Like any important initiative in Redmond, it may take a while, but eventually Microsoft usually gains a leadership position. Who knows? It may even happen some day for the Zune!

Posted by Doug Barney on October 09, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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