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SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Vol. 2 by Kimberly Tripp, Paul Randal, Paul Nielsen, Brad McGehee, Greg Low, Louis Davidson, Kalen Delaney

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Chapter 57. Easy BI with Silverlight PivotViewer

Gogula Aryalingam

Gone are the times when business intelligence (BI) was one of those things that only large enterprises could afford. More and more smaller organizations are now into BI. Microsoft has in many ways helped this cause. With the introduction of the Unified Dimensional Model (UDM) in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services, business intelligence for the masses became a reality, or at least a step closer. But building the information base for BI is one thing; building BI information visualization is something else. BI users need to see data for business insight (for that’s what BI is all about) that’s presented in an intuitive way. Microsoft addresses this through several technologies, ...

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