Three cool things I got my hands on at Microsoft's Tech Ed on Day Zero (the day before the conference officially started):
Microsoft's cool new add on tool for Excel that can let you do Data Warehousing type queries on your desktop. It's Business Intelligence in Excel!
SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services, http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee633763.aspx
This is SQL trying to give us tools to get a handle on our look up lists. All of our look up lists should be the same. Master Data Services can help!
Using Viso to created Dashboards in SharePoint 2010, http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/add-data-driven-web-drawings-to-your-dashboard-with-visio-web-access-HA101791927.aspx
Want to have your end users easily created dashboards? How about letting them using Visio to do it?
FYI, Tech Ed's keynote is available via live streaming (for free!) at 9 AM ET, check it out here: