The idea of letting users design their own BI fills many experts with equal dread and delight. On the one hand users know exactly what they want and the IT professional is freed from the drudgery of endlessly tinkering with content. On the other end users don’t really understand the intricacies of their data, and will have difficulty in joining disparate sources together accurately.
Microsoft already has some capability in this area from Excel Services, to SQL Server Report Builder and Performance Point. However there is a dedicated project (Gemini) to specifically address this area. So the TechNet team have arranged for me to show this off at a TechNet roadshow in Edinburgh on the morning of 24th February. So please register here and bring along your questions and opinions.
Any chance of doing something similar further south sometime soon?
Not at the moment but happy to chat about the road map if you want to contact me