Gemini is the code name for the new breakthrough Self-Service Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities being delivered in the SQL Server 2008 R2 release. Gemini enables end users to build BI applications by integrating data from a variety of sources, modeling, refining and analyzing the data, adding business logic, building reports and visualizations and ultimately sharing it with their coworkers in an environment that is managed and secured by IT.
You should bookmark the Gemini Team Blog for the latest information on Gemini. As well, see SQL Server 2008 R2 | Self-Service Business Intelligence for more information. Once we start compiling best practices and lessons learned for Gemini, we will also publish more information on sqlcat.com.
The Microsoft BI Resource Center is now live, at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bi/default.aspx. The site provides links to Microsoft and community content on BI solutions (i.e. Reporting, Analytics & Data Mining, and Scorecards & Dashboards.)
The site will be updated regularly, with new blog postings, articles, videos etc. that address the integration of BI products and technologies.