MicroStrategy Desktop is a powerful platform for forensic analysis that allows to explore large data sets e.g. from Smartphone data, telecommunication- or IP-surveillance and to build visualisations such as networks (telecommunication or social networks) or Geo-Mapping, and to quickly identify relevant patterns (criminal networks, victim-perpetrator communications) and trends. Very different data sources can be integrated for analysis, e.g. Excel, social network (FB, Twitter), Web- and Cloud services or Dropbox. Important for beginners: MicroStrategyDesktop offers free Jump-Start-Courses after which you can expect to be ready to analyse your data.