O'Reilly Webcast: Self-Service Business Intelligence with Microsoft PowerPivot
Presented by Andrew Brust. Ever wonder why there's no "light" version of SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)? Find yourself wishing that SSAS offered an in-memory operation model akin to some of its competitors? And why are OLAP cubes nearly impossible for end-users to build while comparable capabilities have existed for relational databases for at least 15 years? Enter PowerPivot, a feature of SQL Server 2008 R2 that joins together SSAS, Excel and SharePoint to make end-user analytics feasible, fun, publishable and discoverable by IT. Andrew Brust will show you how it all works in this not-to-be-missed online session.