Would you attend? Self-Service BI - the players are ready - GAME ON!

How likely would you attend the following session if it would be available for presentation at an event near you or online?That's right, I am trying to see how interested you would be attending. Please comment!   Self-Service BI – the players are ready – GAME ON! With so many self-service BI offerings available, it…

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Thank you Microsoft, reflecting on over 8 years on Microsoft Campus!

The road to Redmond… When I was 16, like many other kids I studying and getting A+ grades wasn't really my first priority, but 'things' rather came naturally for me, and with very little effort studying I got some descent grades.German and math however, was something that I didn't like to study, and unfortunately my…

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The importance of understanding DAX

  The importance of understanding DAX…. The DAX language is the foundation of self-service Business Intelligence using the Microsoft stack. It is the language used to query and program both Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2013 and the new SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular model. Learning the basics of DAX is very simple, but mastering it…

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Automating installation of SQL Server, SSDT, Office 2013 and Visual Studio 2012

Automated and unattended installations Being able to install software fully automated can significantly reduce download times, walking through many graphical setup tools and waiting to provide options, that you can typically fully automate.The following use case scenario will show you why, and will give you insights on how I was able to install 5 Surface Pros…

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TechED North America - DBI Track - the audience has spoken

    As Track Program Manager for the Database and Business Intelligence Track at TechED North America, I wanted to express my sincere THANK YOU to all attendees, speakers, staffers, and everyone involved in the logistics of TechED North America. We had a very strong attendance at each of the sessions which is truly appreciated.!…

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Just Announced - SQL Server 2012 - coming to you in 2012

SQL Server 2012 is coming! Today at SQL PASS SUMMIT 2011, our CVP Ted Kummert revealed the product name of the next version of SQL Server code name “Denali”.As it might not come to any surprise we are proud to announce SQL Server 2012, releasing in – 2012! What I am excited about are the…

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Today is yet another milestone for SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse! -- Please welcome Dell PDW Appliance and Hadoop connectors

Today we announced at TDWI another giant leap in Microsoft’s datawarehousing offering.:   Today, businesses are increasingly facing a “data deluge,” as the complexity and volume of data grows steadily. Meanwhile, IT continues to grapple with how to manage, store that data, as well as unlock the valuable business insights that data holds.  That’s why…

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One of Lynn Langit's books on daily sale through OReilly -Ebook Deal of the day

Get Lynn Langit’s BI BI book 50% off TODAY ONLY – Best of 2010 #Ebook Deal of the Day on the Top 25 w/Code DDM25 http://oreil.ly/top25-ebooks Microsoft Press Top 25 of 2010 – Ebook Deal of the Day oreil.ly When you buy ebooks thru oreilly.com you get lifetime access to the book, and whenever possible…

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