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Industrial-Strength Pivot Tables?

This post has been brought to you by Michael Domingo, executive editor of new media. Michael's filling in for Doug, who'll be back for Friday's edition.

An interesting feature in SQL Server 2008 R2 (being previewed at the PASS Summit this week) is the PowerPivot. It's kind of like Business Intelligence 2.0 in that it takes all that important data you collect from SQL Server and packages it up for sharing onto SharePoint Server. End users can then slice and dice the data further without leaving the comforting grid patterns of Excel.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 11/04/2009 at 1:17 PM


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