It isn’t news anymore that there is going to be big announcement during MS BI Conference next week. The signs of it show up in the session descriptions – like in this one “This session will describe and detail some important announcements that will be made during the BI conference”, and members of the product team dropped hints in their blogs – like in Ashvini Sharma’s blog. I especially liked his recollection of OLAP Services 7.0 announcement back in 1997 – “I remember a conference back in the 7.0 days when we introduced OLAP Services and someone from the audience hurried outside to make a phone call. I overheard him saying "You need to see this... it's going to be big!”. Well folks, we get big things like that once a decade, and time is up now. The announcement will be made during Ted Kummert and Tom Casey keynotes Monday morning, but to get the details (at least the details which product team is ready to talk about now), come to Amir’s session CL211 on Tuesday at 2:45PM. Of course, this material will be repeated, enhanced, rehashed etc many times later as well, but this is your chance to be in the historic moment – comparable (if not exceeding) to unraveling of the OLAP Services 7.0. I will be there, hope you can make it too. Trust me, you won’t regret it, this is your chance to tell your grandchildren “I was there when Microsoft for the first time ever talked about …”, and Amir is one of the best technical speakers (maybe second best after Steve Jobs).
What the announcement will be about ? Well, of course, I am not going to tell now ! There are already speculations going on in blogosphere, but in three more days everybody will know what’s going to happen. See you there !