I was just browsing the history of Microsoft Business intelligence when I learned that "Microsoft entered the market of OLAP tech w/ SQL server 7.0 (1998) after acquiring the technology from Panorama Software"
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MSFT didn't buy Panorama, they just bought the technology. Panorama is still alive and well as an independent company (www.panorama.com)
Thanks Marc - Updated the TIP.