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First Screenshots of Microsoft’s Mobile BI Solution

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It didn’t get much attention at the time (maybe because it was done at the Sharepoint Conference, and not at PASS… why?) but last week Microsoft gave the first public demos of its Mobile BI solution. I wasn’t there to see it but Just Blindbaek was and this morning he tweeted some pictures of what he saw. Some of you Microsoft BI enthusiasts might be interested to see them:

The codename seems to be ‘Project Helix’.

Written by Chris Webb

November 20, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Posted in BI, Mobile

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  1. This seems to me to have the same look and feel of the new Azure admin portal interface… Pretty cool stuff. Now can we get them to give SSRS some love 8)

    Jason Horner

    November 21, 2012 at 12:18 am

    • To be honest, I think this IS part of the “SSRS love”. Given that PowerView (and possibly Helix too) is based on an underlying .RDL file, I wouldn’t be surprised if MS look to bring more of the features of SSRS into PowerView (or something like it – maybe a more advanced “developers” version). Just a gut feel mind, and I certainly don’t think they’ll abandon SSRS in its traditional form.


      November 21, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    • thanks for the info Chris! I wish they had announced it at the Summit as well. I found another link on Project Helix as well

      Amy Lewis

      November 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm

  2. […] Helix‘. Just Blindbaek tweeted about it during the SharePoint Conference and thanks to Chris Webb…the rest of the community knows But! Is it a hoax? A commercial app made by the company […]

  3. looks very similar to Power View, they are really embracing the Silverlight interface!


    November 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

  4. […] due to the fact that it was unveiled at a SharePoint event and not a SQL Server one.  However, courtesy of one attendee tweeting some screenshots to SSAS guru Chris Webb, this little nugget of information landed in my inbox this morning and immediately piqued my […]

  5. To me it looks a bit like powerview? Powerview is good stuff, but looking at these screens it appears to me as an interface that is more mouse-optimized than optimized for touch…

    But…. it’s just 2 screens and I am very interested in seeing more.


    November 21, 2012 at 8:32 pm

  6. […] turned to Microsoft’s bizarre decision to make two big BI-related announcements (about Mobile BI and GeoFlow) at the Sharepoint Partner Conference and not at PASS the week before. I’d been […]

  7. […] with Excel 2013, PowerPivot, Power View and Office 365; there’s more cool stuff in form of Mobile BI, GeoFlow and Data Explorer coming next year, all of which are very much part of the Office 2013 […]

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