I realize there are many out there who are sick of the term “the cloud”. Larry Ellison's rant on this topic is great.
Nonetheless I got my Azure invitation yesterday and for no other reason other than it’s geeky, tried to access it from PPS. As I’d hoped, it was simple (as was connecting using SSMS). I set up a sample DB in my allotted condensed water vapor storage area and created a tabular data source using the appropriate connection string. Easy!
…and here’s the data in it
Hopefully cloud-based SSAS is not far away.