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Stéphane Haby

Office 2013 and SQL Server 2012: an integrated, powerful BI solution

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I have recently read that PowerPivot and Power View are natively present in Office 2013 and especially in Excel 2013. I found this fun and decided to install the preview of Office 2013!:-D First, what are PowerPivot and Power View? PowerPivot is an add-on to Excel which is used for adding and integrating large amounts of data in Excel workbooks. More information here. Power View is a feature of SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Add-in…

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Stéphane Savorgnano

Overview of Microsoft Visual LightSwitch

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Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch is a new application development tool wich allows to create fast and nice web and desktop applications. The development environment is the same as the other .NET development tools and creating a new application with LightSwitch works, at the beginning, exactly like with other .NET application: create a new project and choose your programmation’s language between Visual Basic and C#. The following will change our habits. In fact instead of creating…

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