TechEd 2012 Mobile BI Session Recording: Good News for Microsoft BI on iPad  SSRS now officially supported  Mobile BI on iPad tutorials  Excellent Mobile BI video!

I just finished my first Mobile Business Intelligence presentation. Although the BI demos worked fine, the VGA adapters were not so fun!  SharePoint’s out-of the-box, browser-based mobile access supports dashboards, web part pages, line of business data, documents, lists, calendars, searches, workflow, wikis, blogs and SMS or email alerting on SharePoint content. Microsoft publicly announced a commitment to delivering highly interactive, touch-based and fully immersive business intelligence experiences across different mobile devices to all users wherever they are in 2011. Our Flexible Work Styles mission ( is to provide a mobile ready platform allowing the business instant secure access to files, sites, applications and analytics with an internet connection. In December 2011, the first set of mobile device enhancements for iPad was released as detailed in . In 2012, additional touch-based data exploration and enhanced visualization capabilities for iOS, Android and Microsoft device platforms will be released. Looking forward to the Windows 8 wave, Microsoft will deliver best in class mobile productivity experiences with Windows tablets.

Today SharePoint out-of the-box supports a wide range of browsers including:

– IE Mobile on Windows Mobile 5/6/6.1/6.5  – iPad/iPhone Safari can be used with or without mobile specific features  – Safari4 on iPhone 3G/S  – BlackBerry 4.x and newer versions  – Nokia S60  – NetFront 3.4, 3.5 and newer versions  – Opera Mobile 8.65 and newer versions  – Openwave 6.2, 7.0 and newer versions

Users can easily use SharePoint dashboards, scorecards and reports to review performance metrics, add and view comments, visually explore information further with interactive slice and dice, drill across and drill down to detail using mobile device UI navigation techniques. Office Web Apps for SharePoint can also be utilized to open Word, Excel and PowerPoint reports in a Web-enabled device.

PowerPivot in SharePoint is also mobile device friendly out-of-the-box today and is very popular for self-service business intelligence and data analytics. PowerPivot empowers users of all levels to access and mash up data from virtually any source. Users can create their own compelling reports and analytical applications, easily share insights, and collaborate with colleagues through Microsoft Excel 2010 and SharePoint 2010. SQL Server 2012 introduces Power View, providing SharePoint users with highly interactive, browser-based data exploration, visualization, and presentation capabilities.