Yes, you read that right. MicroStrategy Desktop, the stand alone thick client that allows users to clobber together data, wrangle it, and present it graphically using a web interface very similar to MicroStrategy Visual Insights, is now free to download and use. The last time they gave away anything was a 10 user license for version 9.3.1, which I have taken advantage of and still use. That program went away very quickly however, so don’t doddle if you want to try our their stand alone product. Go here for the free download.