SQL2008 R2 Site Live
So the announcements are starting to flow at TechEd – for instance, Microsoft’s long-awaited master data managment solution, now called Master Data Services, will be available as part of the SQL2008 R2 (what was known as Kilimanjaro) release. More details on this and other BI-related features can be found here:
Looks like SSRS will be getting some new stuff – certainly the collaboration features brought in by the 90 Degree Software acquisition look like they’re going to be added to Report Builder. Perhaps we’ll finally see the Officewriter/SSRS functionality too?
UPDATE: one other thing, mentioned by Teo here:
Gemini will be able to source data from SSRS reports, and SSRS will be able to expose data as ‘data feeds’ (ie have a new RSS/ATOM rendering extension?).
UPDATE #2: Rob Kerr has a very good write-up and analysis of what was shown of Gemini here:
It looks like there’s been the official announcement of a feature I’ve heard rumours about, namely that Gemini will have its own language for defining multidimensional calculations called DAX. As Rob says, it’ll be interesting to see whether it suffers the same fate as that other attempt to simplify MDX, PEL…