Microsoft Business Intelligence News
By Mark Dexter
7th June 2011

16th May 2011: TechED North America 2011 is in full swing this week and we’re excited to share some of the Business Intelligence capabilities coming in the upcoming release of SQL Server Code Name “Denali.”

Just over a year ago we released an exciting innovation in the Business Intelligence space – PowerPivot for Excel 2010.  The feedback has been great so far. Rita Sallam from Gartner said "[PowerPivot] will spread like wildfire. As organizations upgrade to Office 2010, Excel users will adopt PowerPivot, whether the [IT staff] likes it or not."  This is just one of the reasons why a recent Gartner report recognized Microsoft as a Leader in Business Intelligence based on “Ability to Execute” and “Completion of Vision.”  PowerPivot was also chosen as one of the Top 10 Products of 2010 by eWeek.  Most importantly, many of you have shared stories about and applications that you have built on PowerPivot that are helping users of all skill levels get the information they need, when they need it, and more importantly on their terms.

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