At PASS Summit 2010, Microsoft introduced Project "Crescent," a stunning new data visualization experience coming in the SQL "Denali".
"Project Crescent allows business users to manage data and show information in a truly innovative and exciting way, allowing people to visualize, interact and report on data using highly interactive visualizations, animations and smart querying and present and share insights with others in the organization through rich storyboard presentation capabilities."
One of Crescent's most exciting features is its integration with PowerPoint. Through a feature called Storyboarding, users can embed reports in PowerPoint and manipulate the live data during a presentation.
Watch a sneak peak of Project "Crescent," in Amir Netz's demo at PASS Summit 2010: