Hmm, I’m a bit late on this but it seems at PDC the other day buried in Bob Muglia’s keynote was the announcement that we’ll be getting a cloud-based version of Analysis Services as part of SQL Data Services. Here’s Jamie Thomson’s post on this:
Here’s the official Azure site and white paper:
UPDATE: see Mosha’s comment below – there was no announcement of cloud-based AS. Oh well… but I’ve just read about the Office-in-the-cloud announcement. I wonder if we’ll get any AS connectivity in the cloud-based Excel?