PowerPivot Data Feeds
One of the keys to self-service BI is that people need the highest quality, up-to-date data for their analysis. Many people don’t have direct access to query the databases underlying the applications that they use on a day to day basis, both because of the complexity of the data and also the need for adding business logic and security on top of the raw data.
Gemini (PowerPivot) includes support for data feeds, which lets you get your data from all kinds of interesting places such as applications and data services. One of the most common places where people get their data today is Reporting Services reports. So let’s start with some great news for Gemini users.