Chapter 2. Advantages of Applying Business Intelligence 2.0 Using Microsoft Silverlight

This chapter will focus on Microsoft Silverlight technology, which is an RIA (rich interactive application) technology based on the .NET platform. In this chapter, you will learn the fundamental advantages this new technology can bring to BI software.

We will start by looking at the challenges companies face in delivering their content to an ever-increasing audience across multiple platforms. Next, we will explore Silverlight technology as a potential answer to surfacing rich content while keeping development costs down. In addition, we will compare Silverlight to other next-generation RIA technologies and see how Silverlight stacks up. This is followed by the ...

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