Hey all – the conference is going quite well here in Seattle.
Naturally I have been watching for AX specific solutions. What will impact our software – what is here that can help our solution.
There have been a number of neat things… some I found to be far above and beyond what I would want to try and tell a client they need. (It really of course depends on the clients Business Intelligence needs of course. So it is good to see what else is out there and have the whitepapers for those solutions.)
The short list of things that stick out in my mind:
1) MS PerformancePoint 2007 Demo
2) MS Office SharePoint 2007 Demo
3) MS SQL server versions will no longer take 5 years. Announced today that it will be the 24-36 month cycle. MS SQL Server Code name “Katmai” is slated for 2008.
4) Business Objects – Crystal Xcelsius… great people at the booth and was one of the things that stuck out in my mind the most. (Flash in pdf is just neat… and neat is what clients can like when simple for them to do the “neat” stuff too.)
Well that is the short list. There are a number of other vendors, booths, and BI solutions here. I stopped the list at the 4 top things that came to mind, because if I didn’t, I would miss the next breakout session due to the post being 3 pages long!