Several months ago, Microsoft promised us Project Crescent, a new business intelligence tool designed for nontechnical users to create dynamic reports. Crescent was the centerpiece for another code-named technology, Denali, the upcoming release of SQL Server.

We found this news on Search SQL Server in their article, “Microsoft plays all the self-service BI angles with Project Crescent.” Microsoft recently showed off Crescent at the TechEd North America conference in Atlanta, and the response was good. Crescent’s goal was to deliver an easy-to-use tool that provides visually powerful data views. Even more impressive is the goal to have everything accessible within one or two clicks.

Ease of use is important, but it needs to be backed up with comprehensive content management solutions. Access Innovations has been helping clients maximize the value of their information through the semantic enrichment techniques of custom taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.