Microsoft Crescent may kill SSRS


Near the end of  ScottGu’s keynote at last weeks Silverlight Firestarter event http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Silverlight-Firestarter/Silverlight-Firestarter-2010-Keynote-with-Scott-Guthrie there was a final demo (73:10 into the video) of a new product called Crescent.

Crescent is a data visualization/reporting application built upon a Silverlight 5 stack. Watch the demo (actually watch the whole keynote if you have time) and see what you think. Keep in mind that Silverlight 5 is coming with much improved printing support, so if you really need a paper copy of some insight, you can get it – though the obvious interactivity Crescent provides probably takes away some of the incentive to print.

Here’s a link to a Crescent site MS has put up.

http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/a90a1be4-7125-46b6-abdb-66966d764ddd

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About generation12

I am a SharePoint/.NET consultant in the twin cities.
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2 Responses to Microsoft Crescent may kill SSRS

  1. tdhers says:

    The good news is that Crescent is part of SSRS :-)
    I am glad you enjoyed my demo. We are very excited about bringing the next generation of Data Reporting and presentation tools to end users thanks to Silverlight.

    Thierry (GPM – SQL Server Reporting Services)

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