The History of Microsoft BI Development

Microsoft continuously alters its business intelligence (BI) solutions to provide better tools, services, and applications with the client’s needs in mind. From a multi-dimensional model, a tabular model was introduced for more efficient data analysis, and it works with SSBI tools in Excel 2013, which offers new tools like Power Map, Power View, PowerPivot, and Power Query. When used with excel Services, you get a faster and effective way to accomplish a business intelligence project with shared dashboards. Moreover, you can report in an on-premise platform that runs on SharePoint Server 2013.

In 2000, Microsoft had a multidimensional model where data for analysis is processed, then built into multidimensional cubes to be written locally on a hard drive. This means you can execute business intelligence queries against a cube, which will retrieve aggregated values that were evaluated in advance when it was built. Back then, this approach is more efficient when analyzing large amounts of complex data.

Microsoft has recently introduced Power BI in 2015, a cloud-based business intelligence method in Office 365. It provides a reliable infrastructure for extracting data from anywhere online and load it into the Office 365 data cache to be used for data reporting and analysis. Excel 2013 is currently a high-end analysis tool for that infrastructure as it has SSBI tools. Power BI is more flexible, too, especially since it provides a wider reach with HTML5. That way, you can make custom BI dashboards and targeted reports for browsers and mobile devices.

These days, you now have the option to outsource business intelligence and data analytics to Microsoft Gold partner companies. These qualified companies can create and implement BI solutions, which range from systems analysis to report development and data warehousing. Reputable Microsoft business intelligence development solutions experts are adept in Microsoft technologies and BI technologies, so you can trust their team of developers, consultants, and architects in coming up with a bespoke solution for your business.

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