Blair Greenwood

Assistant Editor, Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, and Dev Pro

Posts by Blair Greenwood

Magic Quadrant Reveals Users Want Mobile BI Platforms

Gartner released its 2011 Business Intelligence Platform Magic Quadrant that lists vendors that should be considered when selecting a business....More

Stacia Misner on How Managed Self-Service BI Overcomes Traditional BI Shortcomings

Like any new SQL Server technology, managed self-service BI raises some questions for BI pros, DBAs, and developers. Is managed self-service going to....More

HP and Microsoft Announce New Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Appliances

Today, Microsoft and HP announced the availability of five new converged appliances—the HP Business Decision Appliance, the HP Enterprise Data....More

Resources Highlight SQL Server Denali’s New and Improved SSIS Features

The latest version of SQL Server, code-named Denali, includes many new and improved features and tools, but I’ve been most interested in the changes....More

SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse Edition Released to Manufacturing

At PASS Summit 2010, Microsoft announced it's new Massively Parallel Processor (MPP) data warehousing appliance, SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data....More

Logi Ad Hoc Releases Ad Hoc Version 10

Logi Ad Hoc has released Ad Hoc Version 10, a self-service BI application that lets business users create reports and dashboards....More

Stacia Misner Discusses SSRS 2008 R2’s Lesser-Known Features

Stacia Misner talks about a handful of SSRS 2008 R2's lesser-known new features, including Excel rendering, shared data sets, and more....More

Getting Started with Microsoft’s BI Stack

Implementing business intelligence (BI) in your database environment can be an overwhelming process. Not only do you have all that data to manage,....More

NovaView Expands Microsoft PowerPivot

Panorama Software announced NovaView for PowerPivot, a business intelligence (BI) suite built on top of the Microsoft PowerPivot platform. Panorama....More

expressor 2.2 Offers Enhanced Data Integration Performance and Connectivity

A 2.2 release is often thought of as a minor release. However, expressor semantic data integration system 2.2 not only adds support for the latest....More

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