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    Dynamic Sets for SSAS 2005 - Cross posting

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    I posted a quick note about creating dynamic sets in ProClarity for SSAS 2005 at An Uncommon Approach: Business Intelligence. http://uncommonbi.blogspot.com/2009/04/dynamic-sets-in-ms-sql-server-2005.html  -Pete
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    Moving Day!

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    I am excited to announce that as of tomorrow I am leaving Microsoft to work for one of our consulting partners. It has been a great pleasure and one of the defining periods of my career to work on this team both at Knosys/ProClarity and here at Microsoft...
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    Monetizing Knowledge: Moneyball

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    Last week during a long flight, I had an opportunity to finally read Michael Lewis's book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game . Commonly considered a sports or sports economics book, it is in fact an entertaining and complete case study in performance...
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    Date for Bellevue Partner BI Presentation

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    Greg Tatko and I will be in Bellevue May 14, 2008. Location and time TBD. I will post an update as that information becomes available. Again, my presentation will focus on creating high quality assisted evaluations to better demonstrate the MS BI stack...
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    Date for Denver Partner MS BI Presentation

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    Michael Patterson and I will be in Denver May 21, 2008. Location and time TBD. I will post an update as that information becomes available. My presentation will focus on creating high quality assisted evaluations to better demonstrate the MS BI stack...
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    Links to Resources and Training for MS Anaytics

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    This is a nice list of resources (blogs, books, and training) that I recieved from Michael Patterson. I have been asked for PerformancePoint Server and ProClarity links a number of times.I allways end up recreating an approximatation of this list as a...
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    Calgary Update

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    Here is the final location and time information for the Calgary presentation: Date: Monday April 7 Time: 8:30-1:00pm Location: Altius Center 2nd floor Conference room 500 – 4th Avenue SW Calgary, AB Hope to see you there. ...
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    Building Great Cubes: Tip 2 - Time Matters, part 1

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    One common theme I see in Analysis Services cubes as I visit partners and customers is large time dimensions. In the last year alone I have seen at least 10 cubes that have had time dimensions that extended past 2010. None of these cubes had facts associated...
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    Building Great Cubes: Tip 1 - Less is More

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    I have been seeing a lot of the cubes recently that look very similar despite being created independently by different customers and partners across the US and Canada. They always looks something like this: 5 or 6 dimensions with few or no natural...
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    Calgary BI Training event, Sales and Technical

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    I am going to be a presenter at a partner event next month (April 2008) in Calgary. Please contact me or your PAM if you can be in the area and are interested in attending. The focus of the technical portion will be on SSAS, PPS and ProClarity. Here are...
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    Welcome!

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    This blog is intended to be a discusion of some common challenges implementing PerformancePoint and other Microsoft BI that I and my coworkers encounter in the field. Feel free to send suggestions for topics that you may be interested in or comments in...
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