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Just seen this on the gotdotnet Microsoft Pattern & Practices community server, Architecture and Design Guidelines for Business Intelligence Applications. I'm very interested in the BI area so this should provide some good guidance.
Here is a synopsis:
"Welcome to Microsoft Patterns & Practices Business intelligence architecture and design guide. This guide gives you prescriptive guidance on how to overcome architectural challenges and design issues when building Business Intelligence solutions using Microsoft platform. The Architecture and Design Guidelines for BI Applications provides prescriptive guidance on how to overcome architectural challenges and design issues when building Business Intelligence solutions using Microsoft platform. This guide is intended for software architects and developers who are developing Business Intelligence applications using SQL Server 2005 - Integration Services and Analysis Services"
Go here: http://www.gotdotnet.com/codegallery/codegallery.a... for the info.
Just got back from vacation (Crete was very nice but the 40 degree heat was intense) so sorry about the lack of posts. As usual, the inbox is overflowing with the usual announcements (some interesting) and unwanted junk. I noticed that CTP5 for Visual Studio for Database Professionals has been posted so I thought I'd share the links.
All the changes since CTP4 are documented here: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=650514&SiteID=1
The download is here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4014554E-903A-4A62-B429-2B027321C32D&displaylang=en
A recorded webcast (from 8th August) is available here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032304010&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US
I'll post more useful resources and information as soon as I have trawled through my inbox.