I saw this announcement a while ago and somehow didn’t blog about it, but it’s an important one: Microstrategy can now generate MDX as well as SQL, and this means it can connect to OLAP servers such as Analysis Services and Essbase (at least those were the only ones mentioned – what about other platforms that support MDX? I wonder if they’ve been tested). See the press release here:
This can only be a good thing for the MDX language and XMLA as a standard, although from Microstrategy’s point of view it’s probably intended to encourage shops with a mixture of OLAP tools in place using anything other than Microstrategy (such as Office 12, perhaps?) as the client tool for all of them.