In 1995, Bill Gates said the goal at Microsoft was "... empowering people through great software any time, any place, and on any device.” Taking that to heart, 2013 will be known as the year of Microsoft Mobile BI. A lot of innovation has come out of the product teams over the past few months, including some exciting new mobile BI capabilities that can put on-the-go business leaders and information workers in the information driver seat (but no data exploring while driving, please!).
Practically every reporting and dashboard product has a mobile capability, and some new tools have been designed specifically for tablet devices. Use Power View, SSRS reports, and Excel visuals on your iPad and Surface RT. Build and use compelling visual dashboards and analytic exploration on almost any device. Most importantly, learn to design the semantic model layer and security to make all the magic happen for your business.
Paul Turley – a Microsoft SQL Server MVP – consults, writes, speaks, teaches, and blogs about business intelligence and reporting solutions. A Mentor with SolidQ, he works with companies around the world to visualize and deliver critical information for informed business decisions. He is the lead author of “Professional SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services” and 11 other titles from Wrox and Microsoft Press. Paul is a Director with the Oregon SQL user group/PASS Chapter and SQL Server.