Blog from the Microsoft SQL Server product team.
Yesterday was Day 1 at PASS, and it was full of event.
We officially announced the new name for Project Crescent.Project Crescent shall now be known as “Power View”. I was told I need to emphasizethe empty space between the two words. It apparently is critical, so here yougo. We had PowerPivot and we now have Power View to complete the second phaseof our Self Service BI investment.
We also showed and unveiled many of the new capability thatwill be made available at RTM. Amongst which, a couple seemed to be very much appreciatedby the audience: Multi-View and Export to PowerPoint.
We also showed the New Self Service Alerting capability thatwill provide a lot of additional value to existing operational scenarios thatuse Report Builder and BIDS reports today.
We got lots of traffic to our booth, lots of excitedcustomers and lots of very nice comments to the team for a job well done on thePower View design. Thank you very much to all of you for the warm comments. Itgoes straight to the heart of the team who has put so many days, nights andweekends of effort on finalizing our design and feature set. We all lookforward to release any day now…
So what else happened yesterday?
Well Amir, our new TechnicalFellow, and Ted Kummert our Vice-President unveiled our Mobile BI strategy andshowed some prototypes of some of the work that is in development. It seemsthat we didn’t do an ideal job clearly communicating our strategy, so let medecompose it here for the benefit of all…
After looking at market trends and industry expectations, wecrafted our long term Mobile BI strategy that covers all of the Microsoft BIassets. It is a 3 phase strategy:
Phase 1 - 1HCY12:
Enable our existing SharePoint based BI assets (SSRS Operational report, Excel Services,Performance Point) to run on various browsers (including IOS). This wasactually not shown on stage during the keynote but is pretty straight forwardto picture.
Phase 2 – 2HCY12:
Provide touch based and touch optimized experiences on multiple devices. Prototypesof these were shown by Amir on stage on a set of WP7, Android and iPad devices. Some in the audience have assumed that thisdemo did mean that this capability would be available with Denali as a result.That is NOT the case. We announced a timeline for it, not a releasevehicle. At this point, we are also not disclosing the technology choices weare making in order to enable these experiences.
Phase 3 – Windows 8 Wave:
Provide an immersive experience on Windows 8 device. A prototype ofwhat this experience could look like was shown by Amir on stage during the keynote. Again this demo DIDNOT suggest that this would be available in the Denali timeframe. Timelineis TBD on this as we will look to align with Windows 8 itself. We are also atthis point not disclosing the technology choices we are making in order toenable this immersive experience on Win8 devices.
Now Customers looking to deploy and use Microsoft BI on mobiledevices today have a broad host of Microsoft partners available to them. Thesepartner solutions support a broad range of mobile devices and are built off ofthe Microsoft BI solution stack.
The official press release can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/oct11/10-12PASS1PR.mspx
This is important to highlight that we have now stated our commitmenttoward timeline and deliverables and are working aggressively toward those.Meanwhile please enjoy SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services new capabilities and rememberto provide us feedback on Connect so that we can appropriately plan our nextset of investments…
Is there a video of the mobile capability demo?
Can't wait to test out Power View ... when is the RTM available ?
Great post, waiting for an official blog like this:)
Hi Alan, you can find the relevant PASS keynote snippet here: www.youtube.com/watch