Microsoft Twitter Analytics Tools(Consuming Big Data from Hadoop on Azure) with PowerPivot for Excel 2010 & Build PowerView Reports on SharePoint 2010 & SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services

Microsoft Twitter Analytics tool (Download from here) is part of SQL Azure Social Analytics Labs & leverages built in support for consuming Big Data (Hadoop on Azure, Hive Tables data, HDFS ) on BI tools(PowerPivot for Excel 2010, SSRS 2012 , SSAS 2012 & PowerView Reports on SharePoint 2010). Twitter Analytics is computed data for analysis of Social Analytics tool (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) to compute Top Tweets of the Day, Top Tweeter, Top Mentions etc. Overall computation focuses on Big Data Analytics on Windows Azure features commonly consume big data from Apache Hive, HDFS on Azure to MS BI tools.

  • Lets start first installing the tool on local system. It needs PowerPivot for Excel 2010 as recommendation engine to analyse the analytics sheet.

  • The Twitter Analytics installer installs the Twitter Analytics PowerPivot Excel 2010 sheet on your desktop. Analyse the Twitter Analytics PowerPivot sheet by providing the comma seperated queries to get data for Top Tweets for Top MSFT Products(Bing, Windows Phone, SQL Server etc.)

  • Lets check for Top People section of the Twitter Analytics tool for Favourite MSFT Products.

  • The Top Tweet Tones & Mentions about Top MSFT Products renders as follows.

  • The Details data shows off the Twitter Data Analytics according to Search Query,Date, Time of Day,Type, Tone & Tweeters.

  • Next, upload the Twitter Analytics PowerPivot Excel sheet into SharePoint 2010 PowerPivot Gallery part in order to build interactive PowerView Reports on SharePoint .

  • After uploading to SharePoint PowerView Gallery, Click on PowerView Report icon to build up the PowerView Report.


  • Implement the PowerView Report on MSFT Twitter Analytics Social Analytics Big Data with SharePoint 2010 web part & select Top Tweets of the day, Top Mentions of the Day about top MSFT Products, Tones count & People Positive , Negetive & Neutral Tones on Products like Bing, Office, SQL Server, Windows Phone.

Installation of SQL Server 2012 RC0(Release Candidate) in Windows 8 Developer Preview

SQL Server 2012 RC0 has published on November 2011 after the CTP3 beta Denali edition. The new edition of SQL Server 2012 RC0 contains a lot of improvements over the Database Engine, High Availability, BI tools prespective. Windows 8 Developer Preview is a next genetation Windows Slate OS version which influences developer to develop market ready  Metro Style apps.

  • Windows 8 Metro Style apps quite resemble with Windows Phone 7 Metro apps which having functionality with Windows Azure, Push Notification, Isolated Storage & Local Storage, Bing Maps integration, leveraging business data from Microsoft SharePoint 2010 etc.
  • In those respect it’s also important to integrate Metro Style apps with SQL Server databases. Tiles & notificates generation from data of SQL Server, Configuring & developing SSRS reports in tablets, Windows Slates too.
  • Lets see the installation of SQL Server 2012 RC in Windows 8 Developer Preview(Client).
  • First enable .NET Framework 3.5.1 in Windows 8 Developer Preview otherwise it will create issues in SQL Server 2012 RC installation.
  • Step by step reference of enabling .NET Framework 3.5.1 in Windows 8 Developer Preview:

  • Lets start by checking the licence rules. For Express editions & Express with Advanced Editions no Product Key is required.

  • Lets check the installation rules. First installer will run Update rules if any recent updates for SQL Server 2012 RC is available or not.

  • It’s will check the instance rules & divisions.

  • Next, it will prompt to select the features needed for the installation.

  • Next prompt will update the Server Configurations for SQL Server 2012 RC .

  • Alternatively, you can check for Collation properties.

  • Then , look out for the instance selection which is one of important step in SQL Server installation.

  • You have select the authentication features for SQL Server 2012 RC in Windows 8 Developer Preview.

  • Alternately, you can enable Filestream data to obtain data from Remote SQL Servers.


  • Next step is to configure the SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 , you can select ‘install & configure’ or ‘install only’.

  • After that, carry out the normal installation procedure in Windows 8 Developer Preview.

  • Next, the installation got successful , you will get Complete dialog box shows the selected features already got installed.

  • Now , Open SQL Server Management Studio 2012 to check in Windows 8 Developer Preview.

  • That’s it, start working on SQL Server 2012 RC with Windows 8 Metro Style apps in Windows 8 Developer Preview.

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