Project Gemini, the new Self-service BI from Microsoft got a new name today…Power Pivot.
You can check it out here
As a BI professional, I am still not sure how I feel about self-service BI. In this month’s SQL Server magazine there is an interview with Donald Farmer, the Program Manager for Analysis Servcies about SQL Server 2008 R2. The majority of the article though focuses on self-service BI. Even after reading the article, I still feel that without the proper infrastructure and levels of control, this thing could get out of hand quickly.
I definitely need to do some more investigation into PowerPivot to get a better understanding of my role as a BI Professional and how it will play a part in the new self-service BI world.
If you have any thoughts or opinions about PowerPivot, I would love to hear them.