Microsoft Tech-Ed 2010 BI Conference, New Orleans Day 1 (Monday 7th June 2010)

The Tech-Ed 2010 Conference kicked off today with the Keynote session.  The BI Keynote session is tomorrow but today’s keynote did incorporate a small BI Element.  No huge announcements, but some announcements all the same.

– Unsuprisingly, Cloud computing dominated the keynote.  Highlighting application Integration of Cloud apps & data with on-premise data e.g. Active Directory and business operational systems data to demonstrate “real-world” cloud computing solutions.

– July will see a release of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server AppFabric, Application Role Extensions to, for example, faciliate Cloud to on premise integration capability is now RTM

Windows Intune, Cloud based PC management environment

– No date set, but Internet Explorer 9 will focus on performance (Graphics accelleration) and new web standards, and is probably a response to Google speedy Chrome claims

– The Microsoft Live Labs “Pivot” research project, is to hit the mainstream.  They were a little cagey around dates, but possibly this month.

Maybe some more BI specific announcements tomorrow…

 

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