Author: Eynav Azarya
The recent Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011, held in Los Angeles last week, was a huge event for us here at Panorama Software. In addition to celebrating and reaffirming our continued partnership with Microsoft, we hosted a session of our own and had the honor of presenting at two others (click here to view the presentation archive).
The conference gave us another chance to demonstrate the cutting edge of business intelligence technology – Panorama Necto – in the Microsoft Expo Hall Theater. The solution was front and center during our discussion session, where we outlined the benefits of social business intelligence and how it will factor into the future of making better decisions.
As guest speakers, we presented at two other sessions focused on how business intelligence can help small- and medium-sized businesses grow and the importance of a strong SQL Server offering for cloud-based business. At these events Panorama did what it does best – promote the benefits of business intelligence.
Discussions at the sessions ranged from how SMBs can leverage their business data to what’s in store next for Microsoft’s SQL Server and how it will affect the future of the cloud.
Perhaps what we’re most proud of are the announcements made during the conference.
First, I had the privilege of signing a memorandum of understanding – industry talk for an agreement – with Microsoft general manager Doug Leland to have Panorama be one of the first vendors to offer a complete business intelligence suite on Microsoft’s Denali, the company’s next generation of SQL Server.
With this agreement, we are one of the first partners to natively connect with the new Denali solution. This will be a major differentiator for Panorama, with the ultimate in-memory OLAP BI solution in the marketplace. It was truly a landmark moment in our company’s history.
But the good news didn’t stop there. Our successful trip to Hollywood continued with the announcement that Panorama Necto is now fully interoperable with Microsoft’s cloud platform, Azure, giving more companies access to our BI 3.0 solution.
Of course, it wasn’t all work and no play during our time on the West Coast.
Panorama kicked off WPC 2011 with a VIP party in the posh Mixing Room of the Marriott Hotel. Invited guests include a number of executives from Microsoft and the numerous partner organizations that were in attendance.
It was such a great week that all of us at Panorama are sorry to see it go and are already looking forward to next year!