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  • Blog Post: Partner Bot

    This actually began as an idea from a couple of guys in my team Steve Marsh and Alex Smith have been pulling this together for a couple of months now. So what is it? Partner Bot is your Instant Messenger 'data digger', which quickly retrieves partner-related information and shows you where you can find...
  • Blog Post: The light at the end of the tunnel for Flash developers...

    Great post from my colleague James Senior on the release last week of Silverlight - our answer to Adobe Flash. Technorati Tags: WPF/E , Silverlight , Web
  • Blog Post: Business Intelligence 2.0 re-visited

    Anyone - who's a regular reader of this blog (I think there's about 3 other than my immediate family) will know that I have a real fascination of the role web 2.0 will have in transforming the business intelligence landscape. Over the past couple of weeks there's been some really interesting announcements...
  • Blog Post: De-constructing the "Angry Cinnamon"

    So why the angry cinnamon - A good question: READ I have absolutely NO idea. A term used internally and although I don't know it's exact origin - I'm crediting Chuck Mitten who works in the Microsoft OBA Partner team in Boise. So let's break this down. BI has historically been a ‘read-only’ business...
  • Blog Post: Marriage

    Oracle announce the acquisition of Hyperion According to an article in the New York Times it would seem the BI world's worst kept secret is in fact true. There's a couple of interesting conundrums here. As Chris Webb suggests "surely existing Essbase users will now be questioning its future and be looking...
  • Blog Post: Fine Tuning SQL Server 2005

    Here's a link to the SQL Server Best Practices Analyser (BPA) . In short it provides guidance for OLAP database analysis and recommendations for fine-tuning performance. Technorati tags: SQL Server 2005 , Microsoft
  • Blog Post: Google vs. Live Search

    This video is absolutely brilliant and is now doing the rounds on the blogosphere. Now I don't want to suggest that using Google could cost you a fortune BUT... Video: Who Wants to be a Millionaire Just so some of the context is not lost here. Millionaire host Eddie McGuire is also the boss of channel...
  • Blog Post: My name is...

    Ben Tamblyn I was at the Microsoft Business Intelligence Partner Day on Wednesday and met some great partners who are beginning to look seriously at the Microsoft performance management platform as a viable and cost effective alternative for their customers. There was some amazing feedback on the solution...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 BI Training

    Amazingly this has only just become available. Perhaps everyone in the UK understands SQL BI so well that we didn't need to publish training options until 18 months after launch. I know this has been something Emma has been pushing for a while now so it's nice to see it's arrived. SQL Server 2005 Business...
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