I just installed a great BI app on my Windows phone 7 called BlueGranite Nitro. It’s a free app you can use on top of an XML file (SSRS report’s can generate one for your !). And the best thing is it is for free !
Here is how it looks:
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Awesome, right ?!?
All you have to do is create a Reporting services report that has the data you want to analyze on your phone:
All you have to do is: point to the report in the BI app, add the XML renderformat parameters to transform the report into XML and you are done ! This gives us a lot possibilities, you can base your report on top of SQL, SSAS, PowerPivot or whatever you like. You can have your data cached or refreshed every few minutes.
Unfortunately I don’t have a outfacing RS myself to try my own reports on my phone but this app seems very promising.
Today I found a walk through on what you need to do to create a SSRS report that renders specific charts, you really need this when you want to build a report on your own: