Lo and behold, screenshots of Microsoft’s upcoming web analytics application Gatineau are surfacing on the web along with an interview with Microsoft’s Ian Thomas about the application.
Following on the footsteps of Google Analytics, we have another large player with what looks to be a powerful and free web analytics application. It looks like it will have a heavy focus on ecommerce and demographic segmentation which is important since the goals of these free analytics apps are to get the AdCenter and Adwords advertisers to spend more money on their ad platforms. Like Google Analytics, Gatineau can be used on it’s own without being an AdCenter advertiser.
The beta invites are supposedly going out next month, sign up here if you’d like to get in line.