We’ve created a new readiness video that introduces some of the features of SQL Azure Reporting and demonstrates the use of advanced analytical tools, such as using SQL Azure data with Excel and PowerPivot. Specifically, users will learn how to use SQL Azure data with Excel and create two pivot tables using employee expense report data. The conclusion points to some additional resources to help users get started.
The B.I. Guy discusses a revolutionary new way to deliver<a href="www.the-business-intelligence-guy.com/.../the-future-of-bi-raw-uncut.html">business intelligence</a> . It is an extremly powerful B.I. system providing very powerful ad-hoc queries and drill down. But the B.I. templates are designed in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint so template design is a lot faster and easier – and non-programmers can design reports.
Under 10 minutes from start to a moderately complex template designed and the user can perform their queries and drill into their data. No hiring an army of consultants first, no need to spend weeks learning the system.