Validation for Microsoft’s Business Intelligence Strategy

A key focus area in our platform strategy is business intelligence. Our goal is to provide all individuals, teams and entire organizations with BI solutions that drive bottom line performance and operational excellence. This was reiterated by Steve Ballmer last year when he proclaimed “BI for Everyone.” Microsoft continues to make progress on this strategy which has been validated by industry analysts including Gartner. They recently released their Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms, 2008 where we moved into the leaders quadrant. This reflects our innovations in multiple product areas across the platform. We deliver a complete and integrated solution for customers looking to take advantage of any or all of the three pillars of BI -- data warehousing, reporting and analysis, and performance management. Gartner also recently recognized Microsoft as a Visionary in their Corporate Performance Solutions Magic Quadrant and positioned us as a Leader in the 2007 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Managements Systems. This validation is a recognition that we are on the right path to providing the tools and technologies that are in demand by our customers. To hear more about our BI strategy on an ongoing basis, check out the recently launched BI blog . Don’t forget to sign up for the RSS feed.