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  • 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: Installing the BI features of SharePoint 2013

    Now that SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2012 SP1 have been released I thought about revisiting my post on how to install the BI features of SharePoint 2013. As in the previous post I am installing the bits on a fully updated Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, I have added the Web role as well as the Application...
  • Blog Post: Installing the BI features of SharePoint 2013 Preview

    I have now added a new post on how to install the BI features in the released version of SharePoint 2013 you can find it here http://blogs.msdn.com/b/querysimon/archive/2012/11/26/installing-the-bi-features-of-sharepoint-2013.aspx Since the release of SharePoint 2013 Preview I have tried to get a...
  • Blog Post: Working with map data in Power View in Excel 2013 Preview

    One of the new options that you have in Excel 2013 and Power View is to show data on maps. This is a feature that is awaited for, most data in the BI world contains some sort of geographical information. This could be sales territories, customer locations or production plants, etc. When I first...
  • Blog Post: Creating your first PowerPivot Workbook in Excel 2013 Preview

    Please note I am not a member of the Dev team. My posts are just things that I have found when playing with the new Office bits. My findings may be inaccurate or an error on my part. After installing Excel 2013 you may would like to create a new workbook containing PowerPivot data. After you install...
  • Blog Post: Installing SharePoint 2010 together with Denali CTP3

    Now that Denali CTP3 is out I would like to setup a complete demo environment on one of my VM’s for a base image I suggest that you can use the pre-installed one from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/virtual-hard-drive.aspx . The installation of Denali CTP3 was very straight forward,...
  • Blog Post: Handling Dates in PowerPivot

    Recently a former colleague contacted me on how to format dates in PowerPivot. She had a date column in a PowerPivot workbook that she wanted to show on the row axis in a PivotTable. However no matter how she formatted the column either in the PowerPivot window or in the PivotTable it always showed...
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