After watching demos on Power View I was excited to begin using the tool, as we recently configured SQL 2012 SSRS and PowerPivot with SharePoint 2010 for an internationally-focused client. But after playing around with my PowerPivot model in Power View, I realized the Map chart type that I had been so looking forward to using…was not available.

Turns out we had installed SQL 2012 but not SQL 2012 SP1. Power View gets a number of important upgrades in SP1, including much-needed filtering that’s missing from the earlier version, as well as my eagerly anticipated Map chart type. Read More…

Some Friday links from our contributing AIS bloggers‘ personal blogs:

Kendo UI Mobile with Knockout for Master-Detail Views: Toying around with Kendo UI Mobile to build iPhone apps. (Steve Michelotti)

Dynamic Test Data Using Rhino.Mocks Do() Method: Controller action testing with Rhino.Mocks. (The Agile .Netter)

Smith MBA Long-Term Schedule Planning with PowerPivot: Using Microsoft PowerPivot as a Business Intelligence tool. (SQLScape)

Headless Javascript Testing with Visual Studio 2012 & Chutzpah Test Adapter: A video demo on how to use Chutzpah to run Jasmine tests inside Visual Studio 2012 RC. (cromwellhaus.com)

Web.Config Tips – File vs ConfigSource: Investigating the pros and cons of the file and configSource attributes in web.config. (dben codes)