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ebook deal of the week: The Definitive Guide to DAX
Save 50%! Buy here. This offer expires Sunday, February 7 at 7:00 AM GMT. The Definitive Guide to DAX is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to Microsoft's DAX language for business intelligence and analytics. While other books cover only the basics, this guide offers expert guidance on everything...
1 Feb 2016
Sample chapter: The VertiPaq Engine in DAX
This chapter from The Definitive Guide to DAX: Business intelligence with Microsoft Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Power BI covers the internal architecture of the VertiPaq engine: the in-memory columnar database that stores and hosts your model. At this point in the book, you have a solid...
8 Dec 2015
Sample chapter: Understanding Evaluation Contexts in DAX
This chapter from The Definitive Guide to DAX: Business intelligence with Microsoft Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Power BI covers evaluation contexts, which are the basis of all of the advanced features of DAX. At this point in the book, you have learned the basics of the DAX language. You...
1 Dec 2015
New book: The Definitive Guide to DAX: Business intelligence with Microsoft Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Power BI
We’re pleased to announce the availability of The Definitive Guide to DAX: Business intelligence with Microsoft Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Power BI (ISBN 9780735698352), by Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes &...
16 Oct 2015
Sample chapter: T-SQL Querying: TOP and OFFSET-FETCH
This chapter from T-SQL Querying starts with the logical design aspects of the filters. It then uses a paging scenario to demonstrate their optimization. The chapter also covers the use of TOP with modification statements. Finally, the chapter demonstrates the use of TOP and OFFSET-FETCH in solving practical...
31 Mar 2015
New book: T-SQL Querying
We’re pleased to announce the availability of T-SQL Querying (ISBN 9780735685048), by Itzik Ben-Gan, Adam Machanic, Dejan Sarka, and Kevin Farlee. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local T-SQL insiders help you tackle...
10 Mar 2015
Event: Accelerate Your Insights
Drive your business in real-time, from apps to insights, using all your data, big and small. Hear from CEO Satya Nadella, COO Kevin Turner, and CVP Quentin Clark on how to transform data into action by combining the power of SQL Server 2014 with the familiarity of Power BI for Office 365. Mark your calendar...
28 Mar 2014
New book: Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010
We're pleased to announce the availability of the Microsoft Press book Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (416 pages; ISBN: 978-0-7356-4340-6). This book gives business intelligence (BI) developers, SharePoint administrators, and business users a view into SharePoint Server 2010 as a...
10 Jun 2011
New book: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step
While there may be a shortage of cash, jobs, and common sense in the world right now, there’s certainly no shortage of information. In fact, the already overwhelming amount of data is expected to grow another 35% each and every year. And yet information is critical to making intelligent decisions. ...
14 May 2009
SQL Server Reporting Services Step by Step: What’s new for 2008?
Several readers have asked us about the differences between the new 2008 versions of our SQL Server books and the previous 2005 editions. The general answer is that we always add extensive coverage of any new features. We also do a thorough housecleaning of the previous edition to make sure content that...
6 May 2009
New book: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-448): Microsoft SQL Server 2008—Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance
We’re seeing a tremendous demand for Business Intelligence books. The field is growing, even in a down economy. This is basically a reflection of the need to make sense of an enormous, and ever-expanding, quantity of data. And also SQL Server’s maturity as a platform for BI and its smoother integration...
1 May 2009
New book: Microsoft .NET and SAP
We’re happy to announce that Microsoft .NET and SAP (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735625686; 480 pages), authored by Juergen Daiberl, Steve Fox, Scott Adams, and Thomas Reimer, is available now. This book shows .NET developers how to use familiar skills and tools to connect with and customize SAP...
26 Mar 2009
RTM’d today: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step
Ken mentioned this book yesterday when he was posting about Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step , and indeed today the final files for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step , by Scott Cameron (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626201), were shipped to the printer...
25 Mar 2009
New book: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step
Another of our SQL Server 2008 books is available now online and at fine bookstores everywhere: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step by Stacia Misner (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626478; 576 pages). Stacia’s book is one of five covering SQL Server Business Intelligence...
24 Mar 2009
New book: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 MDX Step by Step
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 MDX Step by Step , by Bryan C. Smith and C. Ryan Clay, both of Hitachi Consulting, shipped to the printer in January and is available now (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626188; 400 pages). Here’s some information about Bryan and Ryan: Bryan C. Smith Bryan...
23 Mar 2009
Two more Microsoft Press books RTM’d today
MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-448): Microsoft SQL Server 2008—Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance , by Erik Veerman, Teo Lachev, and Dejan Sarka of Solid Quality Mentors (ISBN: 9780735626362) and Microsoft ASP.NET and AJAX: Architecting Web Applications , by Dino Esposito...
20 Mar 2009
Lynn Langit hearts developer events in February!
Lynn, author of Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 , will be speaking/presenting eight times over the next two weeks . Don’t miss her.
14 Feb 2009
New book: Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Greetings, all. Here’s a new book that shipped to the printer in early January (online retailer availability date = February 4, although you can pre-order it now, and ISBN = 9780735625808 ): Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 , by Lynn Langit. ...
26 Jan 2009
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