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Is self-service BI the answer?
Business intelligence is a hot topic in 2010, especially with the upcoming release of Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 R2 being dubbed as the "BI release." In this e-zine, one SQL Server expert breaks down exactly what goes into self-service BI, where it works and where it falls short.
Features in this issue
While Microsoft’s PowerPivot technology promises to empower users to make decisions based on their own analyses, self-service business intelligence has a dark side as well.
While some DBA tasks are less important than most, others can be completely pointless. Could you be wasting valuable time without even knowing it?
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Microsoft's new master data management technology could be a major factor for those pondering an upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2.