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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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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SQL SERVER – Download Free eBook – Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 explores the exciting enhancements and  new capabilities engineered into SQL Server, ranging from improvements in  operation to those in reporting and management. This book is for anyone who has  an interest in SQL Server 2012 and wants to understand its capabilities,  including database administrators, application developers, and technical  decision makers…

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Try Power View for a Chance to Win Prizes

Microsoft BI Team are kicking off a new contest today centered on Power View, and you will have the opportunity to participate and win prizes. Power View is the new interactive data exploration and visualization tool on SQL Server 2012. Starting today and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday until March 6, 2012, the BI Team…

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Viewing reports and scorecards on Apple iPad devices (SharePoint Server 2010)

With the recent Cumulative update for Sharepoint Server (CU 2011-12),  Microsoft now enables organizations to view certain kinds of reports and scorecards on Apple iPad devices that use the iOS5 Safari browser. This article describes what business intelligence content users can view on iPad, how to configure reports and scorecards to be displayed correctly, and…

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Date Table for PowerPivot, without a valid table on the Source (On the Fly Generation)

Ever wondered on how to get a table with dates for various needs in PowerPivot where the source does not contain any such table?. Here is a short T-SQL Code to generate the Table with Dates. Since it’s a standard T-SQL code, you should be able to modify the columns returned as you need them…

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Learn SQL Server 2012 Development Now!

If you want to learn how to develop database and business intelligence solutions that fully exploit SQL Server 2012 improvements, this resource is for you! The SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit includes technical content like labs, demos and presentations that you can use to learn SQL Server 2012 or to deliver your own training…

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Denali – Feature Update Event @ Adelaide - SA

      The Next Major Release of SQL Server is Coming – Are You Ready?   SQL Server Codename “Denali” is the next major release of SQL Server following SQL 2008 R2. It is currently in pre-release (CTP 3) and the release date is expected to be announced soon. Denali is a cloud-ready information…

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