MicroStrategy Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, announced that it is expanding its relationship with Microsoft Corp. by extending access to multidimensional data sources with support for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services. MicroStrategy 8 uses the industry standards of Web Services and XML for Analysis (XMLA) to connect to SQL Server Analysis Services.

With MicroStrategy's BI software, companies are able to make better business decisions by standardizing and tapping into information stored in multiple locations across their enterprise. MicroStrategy transforms vast amounts of data into actionable dashboards, reports, and comprehensive analyses that companies use to monitor and improve business performance. MicroStrategy's support for SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services will allow customers to report and analyze Analysis Services data and join it with data from other sources, enabling deeper insights to uncover problems and trends previously unseen.

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