This is a big deal. Finally, Microsoft has announced they will be bringing the power of 'R' analytics into Visual Studio. This will mean a new world of statistical ability for Microsoft shops. Previously, we've had to depend on SAS to do all of our analytics, which meant extracting and running a SAS dataset. Now, your statistics are in-line and the code goes to the data rather than the data going to the code. These are exciting times for those of us working in analytics!