it was dark and dreary in Washington for day 1 of WPC. Of course cloudy was quite appropriate given the content. Microsoft is quite clear about being “all in” and they want to bring along as many partners as possible.
I fully intend to be one of those partners, and I”m very excited about the possibility of applying several of our skillsets, particularly business intelligence to cloud computing. I find that one of the more significant barriers to the adoption of BI is infrastructure. The cloud removes that barrier.
The thing I saw that struck me the most was a presentation done by Donald Farmer of a new BI tool I codename Dallas. It is essentially cloud based data mart management. I”ve got an immediate use case in mind (see my earlier post on election data), and I”ll be diving in as soon as I can.