Power View Now Works with Cubes! – (OLAP / MDX Cubes)

Earlier this year, Power View was released with SQL Server 2012, a remarkable step forward in data visualization and then enhanced version of Power View within Excel as part of Office 2013. It wasn’t all bad news that Power View only worked with the new tabular semantic models and PowerPivot worksheets published in SharePoint but…

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All about Kerberos in Microsoft BI in SQL PASS Virtual Chapter

My Colleague, Parikshit Savjani will be presenting on All about Kerberos in Microsoft BI in SQL PASS Virtual Chapter Next Friday (14th Dec 20120). Feel free to join and please forward it to any interested audience as well. http://bi.sqlpass.org/ Session will focus on – Setting up and Configuring Kerberos for MSBI is one of the…

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Social Analytics and BI using SQL Server

Etienne Oosthuysen (Senior Consultant (Business Intelligence) – Consultant at Chamonix IT Consulting, and MS vTSP),  have been working on a solution that uses the MS BI stack (SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint 2010) to acquire data from Twitter and load it into a BI optimised database, and includes a xVelocity Analytic Engine and Interactive Reports, Dashboards and Decomposition. we are aware…

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Country wide Briefing:- Mission Critical Confidence in the Enterprise

  High availability, manageability, performance, scalability, security and compliance – a heavy  set of requirements for meeting the needs of a mission critical workload.  SQL Server 2012 is setting the new standard for these criteria —helping customers achieve the uptime and performance they need at a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), backed by built-in…

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TechED 2012 – Session Recordings

Missed the TechED or missed specific sessions due to session overlap?.   Whats in Windows Server 2012 for SQL Server :- Session presented by myself and my colleague ‘James Crawshaw’ Learn about the new, key Windows Server 2012 features which compliments SQL Server on its High Availability, Performance & Scalability, Mobility and Security. The session…

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SQL Server Technical Bootcamps for Service Providers

This is an invite-only, technical boot camp for Hosting Service Providers that offers 300 level training of SQL Server 2012. This two day training with labs shows how Microsoft SQL Server 2012 can be used by Hosting Service Providers to enhance their existing database service offerings and build out new offerings such as high availability…

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SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machine Early Adoption Cook Book

Are you interested in running SQL Server in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine? You’ve come to the right place! This wiki is for people interested in testing their SQL Server workloads in Windows Azure Virtual Machine. We’re writing this wiki as we go so check back frequently or subscribe to the RSS feed to get…

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TechEd Australia 2012: Call for Topics is Live!

Planning for TechEd Australia 2012! is well underway, and this year I have the opportunity to assist Database & BI track along with my colleagues Marcy Larsen, Shashank Pawar, Ron Dunn and Simon Brown. TechED wouldn’t be a success without great content from the field, and as such it presents an opportunity to showcase your…

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Microsoft Announces New Developer Certification

Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) is a rebuilt certification for the modern application marketplace As part of the reinvented Microsoft Certification Program, Microsoft today announces the new Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) credential for developers. Microsoft has rebooted the MCSD certification for the new world of cloud and the application marketplace. This early-to-market certification addresses…

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Choosing a Tabular or Multidimensional Modeling Experience in SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services – White Paper to make an informed Decision

With the release of SQL Server 2012, Microsoft addresses this goal and challenge with the introduction of the BI Semantic Model (BISM), a single model that can support a broad range of reporting and analysis while blending two Analysis Services modeling experiences behind the scenes: Multidimensional modeling, introduced with SQL Server 7.0 OLAP Services and…

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