Check the new BI Labs site from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/BI

There are some exciting new tools/samples being published on the BI Labs site. Check them over here: http://www.microsoft.com/bi/en-us/Community/BILabs/Pages/Home.aspx

They are:

  • PivotViewer Extension for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

This concept project couples the PivotViewer control in Microsoft Silverlight with a utility that uses Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services to automatically generate collections. See how you can interact and view relationships between individual pieces of information in an exciting, new way

  • Microsoft SQL Server Data Mining for the Cloud:

This project experiments with data mining as a service, providing a collection of cloud-based data-mining services based on the same capabilities that are currently available in SQL Server Analysis Services.

  • Fuzzy Lookup Add-in for Microsoft Excel 2010

Microsoft Research developed the Fuzzy Lookup add-in for Microsoft Excel 2010, which performs fuzzy matching of textual data in Excel. This may be best described as Excel v-lookups on steroids.

  • MDX and DAX Formatter

This hosted application that the Microsoft Business Intelligence team built lets you cut and paste hard-to-read queries, which are then automatically formatted so that you can more easily understand and make sense of them.

  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services LogViewer

This sample application that the Microsoft Business Intelligence team built helps you to more easily analyze the services trace log and execution log in the report server when you are debugging an application or investigating an issue or event.

Please feel free to download the tools/samples, and provide your suggestions/feedback.