You may be using or heard of Microsoft Excel, PowerPivot, Power View, Microsoft Visio and Microsoft SQL Reporting Services for Data Visualization but here are a list of tools from Microsoft Research, SQL Azure Labs and BI Labs:
A cloud-based user experience, Layerscape employs powerful, everyday tools to analyze and visualize complex Earth and oceanic datasets—enabling scientists to gain environmental insights into Earth. Users can create and share 3-D virtual tours based on their discoveries and collaborate with the Earth-science community in ways that previously seemed impossible. Build your own virtual tours and experience the possibilities.
Have you ever had trouble finding data you needed? Or combining data from different, incompatible sources? How about sharing the results with others in a web-friendly way? If so, we want you to try Microsoft Codename “Data Explorer” Cloud service.
Microsoft Codename "Social Analytics" is an experimental cloud service. It’s aimed at developers who want to integrate social web information into business applications. This lab includes:
The Engagement Client, used to browse and view analytics on a social dataset
Two pre-defined, actively streaming datasets which include data from top social sources such as Twitter, Facebook, blogs and forums
The Social Analytics API, based on the Open Data Protocol and delivered through the DataMarket on the Windows Azure Marketplace