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.