Questions arising from TechNet Webcast: Business Intelligence on the Microsoft Platform 23rd March.


Thanks to all of you who tuned in to this webcast last week.  Sorry this post is a little late, no sooner had I finished the webcast than the sore throat I had turned into a full blown cold and layed me out for the next couple of days.


 


The archive for the webcasst can be found here: http://www.placeware.com/cc/emea/view?id=118756214&pw=K2GX9N


 


Here are some of the questions and answers arising that may be of wider interest:


What is the URL for the Analysis Services Excel download?


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DAE82128-9F21-475D-88A4-4B6E6C069FF0&displaylang=en






What are the new SQL Server 2005 DM algorithms?


Time Series, Sequence Clustering, Association, Naive Bayes and Neural Net.






Where can I get the SQL Server BI Accelerator from?


The BI Accelerator can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/sql/ssabi/ As Mat says there are 2 models available in the download but others are available. Manufacturing and Financial templates can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/sql/ssabi/techinfo/datamodels.asp






Asked: will writeback in SQL 2005 be better that current? And if so, how much better and where can I find out more?


I believe it will perform better.  To find out more detail have a look at the sql 2005 webcasts at www.microsoft.com/sql






Is there an additional add-in to view olap cubes via Excel97?


There are 3rd party tools but nothing available for 97 directly from MSFT






I hope you can join us for the next two BI webcasts mentioned in my last post

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