Update. For whom missed it I found it as a post by Carl Rabeler http://sqlcat.com/top10lists/archive/2009/02/24/top-10-performance-and-productivity-reasons-to-use-sql-server-2008-for-your-business-intelligence-solutions.aspx
I’ll talk in this post about Load & Prepare Data (From Database) in Microsoft Gemini…
First, you should have Microsoft Excel 2010 Technical Preview (until now 12-9-2009) which in Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview, don’t you know what’s Gemini check this https://ramymahrous.wordpress.com/2009/05/06/what-you-need-to-know-about-gemini/
First, let’s install Gemini as it’s not by default installed on Excel 2010
Overview of Microsoft SQL Server Data Services
This 1-hour online clinic provides SQL Server developers who are experienced in implementing database solutions with an overview of SQL Server Data Services (SSDS).
The topics covered in the clinic include:
– Introduction to SSDS
– SSDS Object Model
– Working with SSDS
More on: http://learning.microsoft.com/Manager/ResourceDetails.aspx?resourceId=cbe836be-394e-4a23-9f87-5d12127cccd5&clang=en-US&brand=Learning
Developing an Application for Microsoft SQL Server Data Services
This 1-hour online clinic provides SQL Server developers who are experienced in implementing database solutions with an explanation of the knowledge and skills required to develop an application in SQL Server Data Services (SSDS).
Topics covered in the clinic include:
– Building an SSDS Application
– Enhancing an SSDS Application
More on: http://learning.microsoft.com/Manager/ResourceDetails.aspx?resourceId=9b2d7204-9f2e-4657-a4c7-0952b32ae081&clang=en-US&brand=Learning
More on SQL Azure Database: http://www.microsoft.com/azure/data.mspx
What’s Gemini? Project code-name “Gemini” for Excel 2010 provides ground-breaking technology, such as fast manipulation on large data sets (often in millions of rows), streamlined integration of data, and the ability to effortlessly share your analysis through SharePoint 2010.
From Microsoft Gemini team blog…
The key question behind Gemini is: how much value can an Excel user derive from Microsoft’s BI stack without having to pick up a book on OLAP, Dimensional Modeling or Analysis Services?