This blog is back. Some time ago, I left the Workflow Designer team and joined the SQL Server Analysis Services team. Immediately, we got busy with SQL Server Denali. With no public release of the stuff I was working on, I (rather uncharacteristically) didn't have much to say, so I let this blog die off.

Now things have changed. SQL Server Denali CTP3 is forthcoming, and with that is the first public CTP with major new Analysis Services functionality. The vision and roadmap post gives you a taste of what is coming with respect to the BI Semantic Model. My contribution was on the tooling for the tabular model. So in this blog, I will be giving some insights into how the tabular modeling tools were constructed, and some tips and tricks for using the tools effectively. Bits are coming soon. Stay tuned...