The discussion today at the ITA BI Roundtable was “Is BI ready for Cloud Computing? Is Cloud Computing ready for BI?” It was a lively discussion, with participants from both BI Backgrounds and Cloud Backgrounds. We used this following materials to support the discussions: PowerPoint (with links to references throughout) Gartner’s Key Initiatives: Cloud Computing… Continue reading Is BI ready for Cloud Computing? Is Cloud Computing ready for BI?
Under Windows 7 64-bit ultimate edition, I’ve had the need to reset my “Windows XP Mode” to initial settings several times over the past few days. Initially I did this because as I used the XP virtual environment, the VHD file grew to around 10 Gig. Not huge, but I wasn’t using it for anything… Continue reading Resetting "Windows XP Mode" to initial settings
Those of us needing to run BI software in virtual environments are well familiar with the challenges of getting things running smoothly, especially if you are using a laptop as your lab or demo environment. We have a new set of challenges with Windows 7, and with SharePoint 2010. Challenge #1 – SharePoint 2010 requires 64… Continue reading Adventures with Virtualization