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This article was published on November 19, 2009


Slick and Easy: Managing Massive Amounts of Data with Microsoft’s ‘Pivot’

Slick and Easy: Managing Massive Amounts of Data  with Microsoft’s ‘Pivot’
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Edward Tufte, the Leonardo da Vinci of data according to New York Times, would love this:

Microsoft’s Live Labs team have introduced an experimental prototype application aimed at simplifying interactions with massive amounts of data, codenamed “Pivot”, during its Professional Developer Conference.

The standalone .NET application prototype is currently available by invitation only from Microsoft’s download site.

While we could try to describe the experience in what would become a very lengthy post, you might just want to check out the YouTube video and head over to the Pivot site afterwards, to absorb all the technical details: