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