I am in front of computer 16+ hours of the day. However, I accept that I am bit lazy when it is about doing installation etc. I always prefer that IT department help me to install my computer and I use it right away. Same feeling I get when I have to install Beta, RC or any other version in my computer. I prefer virtual machines for the same. Again, I do not like to prepare virtual machines. Now following news is very exciting. As I Microsoft has prepared virtual machine for all of us using all essential Business Intelligence features of SQL Server 2012 Rc0.This virtual machine is ready with PowerView reports, Powerpivot Excel documents. Additionally it has all the content packs which helps you explore various business intelligence capability.
Power View provides intuitive ad-hoc reporting for business users such as data analysts, business decision makers, and information workers. They can easily create and interact with views of data from models based on PowerPivot workbooks or tabular models deployed to SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services (SSAS) Release Candidate 0 (RC0) instances. Power View is a browser-based Silverlight application launched from SharePoint Server 2010.
PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel 2010 provides ground-breaking technology, such as fast manipulation of large data sets (often millions of rows), streamlined integration of data, and the ability to effortlessly share your analysis through Microsoft SharePoint 2010.
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Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)