Thursday, March 25, 2010

Microsoft Codename: Dallas

On my casual web surfing nights, I came across a new Microsoft Project that apparently was presented at the Vegas MIX event... yeah, I couldn't attend this year... again :(
Anyways, what's cool about Dallas is that Microsoft is trying to enhance their SQL reporting engine into generating dynamic graphical maps and pivot tables that are a lot nicer to what they were offering us with Reporting Services.  There is a demo page located at: what they call the data grail
Microsoft® Codename "Dallas" is basically a new service allowing developers and information workers to easily discover, purchase, and manage premium data subscriptions in the Windows Azure platform. Dallas is an information marketplace that brings data, imagery, and real-time web services from leading commercial data providers and authoritative public data sources together into a single location, under a unified provisioning and billing framework. Additionally, Dallas APIs allow developers and information workers to consume this premium content with virtually any platform, application or business workflow.

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