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MS Bones Up on Business Intelligence

Microsoft is as serious about business intelligence (BI) as Einstein was about relativity. Not only does SQL Server 2005 have a heap of BI features, but the company is also building an array of separate tools such as the Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, now in beta test (oh, I mean in CTP, which is a fancy term for a specific type of beta, though I can't quite remember the difference). The new tool does business score-carding, and can work with an array of structured and unstructured data types.

This could actually be a pretty sweet fit with the Dynamics products, where ERP and supply chain whizzes need to understand what the numbers actually mean.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/11/2006 at 1:15 PM


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