At the keynote in this year’s PASS 2011 conference Ted Kummert announced that SQL Server 2012 will include a new immersive data visualization technology named Power View. Formerly code named project Crescent, Power View is a data exploration and visualization tool that enables ad-hoc queries from a variety of devices including new touch-based devices like Windows 8 will support. At the PASS keynote technical Fellow Amir Netz demonstrated working with Power View on both a Windows Phone 7 and an iPad. Power View will replace the older Report Builder 1.0 ad-hoc query that was first introduced in SQL Server 2005. The Power View technology is included in SQL Server Denali CTP3.