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As usual in my walk trough Live Labs, i found “Pivot”, well what is it? in the own words from Live Labs, Pivot is a new way to interact with massive amount of data in the web using “Collections”. “Collections” are the heart the Pivot, they combine large groups of similar items on the Internet, so we can begin viewing the relationships between individual pieces of information in a new way.


Conceptually, a collection is just like any other web content. There’s a set of files on a server, and a local client that knows how to display them. In the current web, the files are traditionally HTML and images. In the collection case, the files are CXML and Deep Zoom-formatted (DZC) images. Depending on whether the user browses web pages or collections, the Pivot client will either use the embedded IE rendering engine (IE 8) or the collection browser to display the files.

New collections can be created with no code because they are only data. exists three types of Collections:

Simple, up to 3000 items

Linked, limited by storage complexity

Dynamics, unbounded

The types differ primarily in size and their ability to respond to custom user queries. Structurally, they are composed of either previously generated or static XML, or XML generated dynamically in response to a query

To begin to work with Collections and create your custom collection Pivot offers the Collection Design Tool that works how an add-in for Excel, this add-in works nice with Office 2010 Beta

If you want join to the technical discussion panel and interact with the Pivot Team you can click here

See you

Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009 1:06 PM Business Intelligence , Internet Explorer , Research | Back to top

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