Microsoft’s SQL team just announced a new business intelligence tool built entirely on Silverlight codenamed Project “Crescent”.

Project Crescent allows business users to manage data and show information in a truly innovative and exciting way, allowing people to visualize, interact and report on data using highly interactive visualizations, animations and smart querying.

One of Crescent’s most exciting features is its integration with PowerPoint. Through a feature called Storyboarding, users can embed reports in PowerPoint and manipulate the live data during a presentation.

Watch a sneak peak of Project “Crescent,” in Amir Netz’s demo at PASS Summit 2010.

Data Visualization helps organizations quickly understand and share insights across large data sets. Hear Amir Netz, Microsoft's Distinguished Engineer and Bruno Aziza discuss the recent innovations from the Microsoft Business Intelligence team.