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  • Blog Post: Interested in learning more about Analysis Services 2012?

    As you all know I published a book about Getting Started with SQL Server 2012 Cube Development http://www.packtpub.com/getting-started-with-sql-server-2012-cube-development/book . The aim of the book is to teach beginners that want to start their career in Business Intelligence and specifically Analysis...
  • Blog Post: Creating a BI test machine in the cloud and allowing anonymous access to it

    I got a question from a colleague that wanted to know how he could create and connect anonymously to a BI machine in the cloud. There are several whitepapers available but they can be hard to follow if you never have done it before so I thought that I would write a small simple instruction on how to...
  • Blog Post: New book, new job

    The reason that this blog has been awfully quite for the past months is that I have written a book on Analysis Services cube development. This book targets new SSAS developers or people wanting to become one. Readers of this blog will recognize the style of the book, it takes a step-by-step approach...
  • Blog Post: Problems with the SSAS Tabular Model Projects Denali CTP3 samples

    UPDATE: The samples have been refreshed if you experience this problem please download the samples again and it has been fixed. As part of understanding the new Tabular Model in Analysis Services I downloaded the sample databases from http://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/releases/view/55330...
  • Blog Post: First impressions installing Denali CTP3 SSAS

    Now that Denali CTP3 have been released to the public I wanted to post a blog post of the installation procedures. Installation is very similar to previous versions. First thing to do is to run the SQLFULL_x64_ENU_Install file that will unpack the installation files. By default it will unpack the files...
  • Blog Post: How to control allocations when using write-back in Excel 2010

    One of the first questions that I usually gets when showing write-back in Excel 2010 to Analysis Services cubes is how you can control the allocation of values between dimension members. By default you will get an equal allocation based on the number of dimension members. This setting will divide the...
  • Blog Post: Writeback to Analysis Services cubes from Excel 2010

    Analysis Services have had write back functionality for a long time; however there has been no client support for writeback in the most used BI client on the market (Excel). One of the new features in Excel 2010 is the ability to perform writeback to Analysis Services cubes. In order to write back...
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