Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer Windows 8 app released

Microsoft has released a number of its own in-house created apps for Windows 8 in the past several months, ranging from News and Sports apps from its Bing team to the Fresh Paint art program. This weekend, the company quietly launched its latest Windows 8 app in the Windows Store but it's an app that has a more specific audience.

The app is called the Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer and it's designed to show stats and information for businesses that use Microsoft Dynamics ERP-based software. Specifically, the app can connect to a server running SQL Reporting Services and display reports that have been created by Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 FP1.

We can imagine that businesses with employees that have a enterprise-oriented Windows 8 tablet such as the Dell XPS 10 or the upcoming HP ElitePad 900 could use Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer to check to see if, for example, their budget is in line with their product sales.

The app also allows users to open the Lync version of Windows 8 in order to start up a chat with someone else about a report that's displayed on the Dynamics Business Analyzer. The launch of this new app shows that Microsoft is expanding its Windows 8 software products beyond just consumer oriented apps and it's likely we will see even more apps like this in the future.

Source: Windows Store | Image via Microsoft

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Less than a week after fix, Java is broken yet again

Next Story

Amazon Appstore giving away iMediaShare for free today

6 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

This is the one I have been waiting for to shut up all those "Metro doesn't fit into the workplace" gripes. When this was first announced, that was when I "got" Metro.

This seems unnecessary, anyone that uses Dynamics will tell you they are usually in the Dynamics client application or on a Sharepoint portal.
Having to go to another app in a different environment just for a report is stupid.