Microsoft hints at future SQL Server features

by admin October 7, 2008 at 8:06 pm

Microsoft has said the next version of its SQL Server database software will include self-service analysis and reporting capabilities.

Currently code-named ‘Kilimanjaro’, the version will have a greater focus on business intelligence (BI), Microsoft announced at its Business Intelligence conference on Monday. The firm also said it was working on “advanced data-warehousing functionality”, currently under the code-name ‘Madison’.

Another code-name, ‘Project Gemini’, has been assigned to a set of analysis tools that will be included in Kilimanjaro.

“Microsoft’s goal is to transform the way companies think of BI through familiar and intuitive business-friendly tools that help them unlock the power of BI across their organisations,” said the president of Microsoft’s business division, Stephen Elop. “If you know how to use Word and Excel, then you’ll be able to use our BI — that’s our commitment to customers.”

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