Star TrekViral has working with and blogging about Search Server 2008 and how this can help to find stuff in the enterprise.

I'm a BI evangelist so what can a search tool like those in Search Server and SharePoint do for me?

It would be great if I could search through cubes and reports to answer questions like "How are my Sales doing this week?"   So I was very pleased to discover that Guy Mounier from BA insight has written a white paper on exactly how to do that over the Microsoft BI platform by using the Excel services and the Business Data Catalog features in SharePoint 2007.

If you aren't using the Microsoft BI platform yet then BA Insight have similar solutions for the other major ERP/CRM vendors such as Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel.