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Microsoft Pivot

Posted by Alan on February 16, 2010

Have you seen Microsoft Pivot yet?   No I don’t mean Power Pivot, but just Microsoft Pivot (hint to Microsoft — coordinate your teams on their product naming conventions).   It is a technology demonstration project being done by Microsoft Live Labs who are the folks behind the  Seadragon and Photosynth products/technologies.

In a nutshell it is a very user-friendly interface for drilling across and down into data that also adds a great graphical component to your data mining.  While you can tell it is not a final product and there are some changes I would suggest be made to the interface, it does have me excited.  The potential here of this product/technology is huge! 

I really hope this technology gets worked into the Microsoft B.I. stack somehow.  I would kill for the ability to link this type of interface into a PerformancePoint Services scorecard.

You can check it out here.   The download is only about 25 MB and the install is pretty quick, hands-on really gives you a better sense of the product than the video does.


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