Thursday, 17 September 2009

Microsoft Gemini

I just rewatched this video again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzgMMO-P9F0 - A preview of Microsoft Gemini in Excel 2010.

Why is it that when he says, 'we call them "Slicers"', I can hear Dr. Evil saying 'I call it a "LASER"' ;-)

Well, Gemini is now available as a Community Preview. You can get access to the Gemini CTP if you are a member of the Office 2010 Tech Preview by visiting http://www.microsoft.com/officebusiness/office2010/Default.aspx?vid=Gemini (if you go to that link, click on "Videos", there is a really bad "Project Gemini for Excel 2010" video that you can watch).

Is Gemini a "QlikView Killer"? I am not sure. All I can say is that my experience tells me that QlikView rocks compared to this demo. My experience also tells me that Microsoft are into marathon's, not sprints.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    Gemini is going live. It is now called PowerPivot. Microsoft has released some websites. Here you'll find more information (only in German: http://blogs.technet.com/steffenk/archive/2009/10/19/der-name-von-projekt-gemini-powerpivot.aspx

    The Microsoft sites are http://www.powerpivot.com/ and http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/powerpivot.aspx

    Regards
    Christian

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