Excel DataScope

Chris Webb's BI Blog

Jamie Thomson just tipped me off about something new and very interesting – one week after I had a moan about Microsoft doing nothing about Excel and the cloud, here comes Excel DataScope:
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/azure/datascope.aspx

Here’s the blurb from the site:

From the familiar interface of Microsoft Excel, Excel DataScope enables researchers to accelerate data-driven decision making. It offers data analytics, machine learning, and information visualization by using Windows Azure for data and compute-intensive tasks. Its powerful analysis techniques are applicable to any type of data, ranging from web analytics to survey, environmental, or social data.

There are yet more tantalising details in the video and the two pdfs here:

http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/?id=149888
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/azure/exceldatascope_11_poster1.pdf
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/azure/exceldatascope_11_poster2.pdf

I’m currently trying to find out more about all this, but there’s clearly a  ton of cool stuff here:

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