Microsoft launches the Business Intelligence (BI) Labs

BI Labs is a collection of experimental business intelligence projects and useful applications made available from internal sources across Microsoft. These projects are prototypes and concepts, and there are no current plans to include them in Microsoft products.

The purpose of the lab, is for Microsoft developers to explore and develop technologies and concepts of which they may bring them to market. Customers can then download prototypes to test out, though there’s no time guarantee on their availability.

The current technologies being featured includes:
PivotViewer Extension for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services: This new control helps make better use of growing volumes of information by visualizing large collections of items in ways that reveal the relationships that connect them. By visualizing hidden patterns, PivotViewer enables users to discover and act on new insights.

Microsoft SQL Server Data Mining for the cloud: It is a collection of cloud-based data-mining services based on the data-mining platform available as part of SQL Server Analysis Services. The services are exposed as Windows Communication Foundation services in the cloud. Users can access these services through a browser-based client that posts client data to servers and retrieves predictive results.

Fuzzy Look-up add-in in Microsoft Excel 2010: It is used to perform the Fuzzy matching of textual data in Microsoft Excel 2010. It can be used to identify fuzzy duplicate rows within a single table or to fuzzy join similar rows between two different tables. The matching is robust to a wide variety of errors including spelling mistakes, abbreviations, synonyms, and added or missing data. The default configuration works well for a wide variety of textual data such as product names or customer addresses, but the matching may also be customized for specific domains or languages.

New ideas can pop up at any time, so check back at the Microsoft Business Intelligence Homepage often to see what’s new.

You can also check out Microsoft BizIntelligence.TV, a weekly set of videos that targets C-level execs on the subject of Business Intelligence.

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