Data Management

W18 Power View: Analysis and Visualization for Your Application’s Data


4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Andrew Brust

Senior Director, Market Strategy and Intelligence


If you’re a developer on the Microsoft stack, visual data analysis may seem like a specialized capability that you don’t have the time or skills for. But now you can enable visualized analysis of your application’s data, in an actionable way, with Microsoft Power View (formerly project “Crescent”), which will ship as part of SQL Server 2012

Implemented in Silverlight, based on Reporting Services technology, and running inside SharePoint, Power View offers unprecedentedly impactful data visualizations, contextual filtering with visual transitions and animated “play axis” bubble charts. It also collapses authoring and viewing into a single, fluid interaction that actually makes data analysis fun.

This session will cover Power View in soup-to-nuts fashion. We’ll look at visualizations, filtering, visual “multipliers” and embedding important metadata in your data models. We’ll also cover how to take your databases and make them Power View-ready, using Microsoft’s PowerPivot and SQL Server Analysis Services. Feel behind on BI and Analytics? Then come to this one session and leave feeling caught up.