This web part for SharePoint provides the possibility to visualize both the current status of a SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) cube or tabular model (BISM) and some of its metadata.
This web part can be used in BI portal type pages in SharePoint to show the current status of a cube used for reports and analysis. This means that there is no need to guess the update status or last process time etc. of a cube.
Here is a screenshot of how it might look in a standard SharePoint 2007 team site.
Why would anyone want this?
Sometimes SQL Server Agent jobs take some time to complete and other systems might rely on that job to complete before any useful information can be extracted from them. One example is slow import jobs done through an agent job. To be able to provide the user with the status means they know if the jobs are done or not.
This is available for download and immediate use free of charge from the codeplex site, no programming needed if you are happy with the current implementation. The source code is quite uncomplicated and anyone should be able to rework it if needed.