Analysis Services – Roadmap for SQL Server “Denali” and Beyond - SQL Server Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Among the numerous announcements relating to BI were two key ones:
· A new ad hoc reporting and data visualization experience codenamed “Project Crescent”.
· A new Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM) in Analysis Services that will power Crescent as well as other Microsoft BI front end experiences such as Excel, Reporting Services and SharePoint Insights
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