05 January 2010

Microsoft BI in 2010 – and my New Year’s resolution!

It’s the first week of 2010 and people have got great intensions to stick to their resolutions (I’ve been to the gym once since 1st Jan which is a good start!)

But what about the “Learning” resolutions?

I have been learning about SQL Server 2008 R2 these days and found that there are lots of new things happening in MB BI space. Whether you are a techie who loves learning new stuff, passionate about MS BI, or just want to add weight to your CV, it would be worthwhile watching out these MS technologies in 2010.

1) Master Data Services
2) PowerPivot

3) PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint Server 2010

4) SQL Azure and Cloud Computing

5) Excel Services, VISIO Services and other BI related components and APIs in MOSS 2010

And in terms of "Methodology" and delivery approach, I believe we will hear more about "Agile BI /Data Warehousing" due to the reduced IT budgets in this economy. I'll talk about it in another post.