This was my second session today at Tech-Ed 2011 Middle East. Very interesting and demos were extremely useful to understand all the BI Technologies listed.
Now what exactly are we talking about? The session was all about listing the most promising (some are already existing) BI Tools running on top of either OR all of the following: SQL Server 2008 R2, SharePoint 2010, Silverlight.
The following are the list:
SharePoint Excel Services
PerformancePoint (Dashboards, Scorecards & KPIs)
PowerPivot for SharePoint
Pivot Tool – based on Silverlight
Bing Data Connector – To show geospatial data
SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services (Report Builder)
Each of them will take it’s own time to allow user to understand the basics. I let my readers to BING or GOOGLE these terminologies and learn it.
But, the above list is what Microsoft concentrates more on currently to let users create the most attractive BI for them.