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…


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…


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…


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…


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…



Codenamed ‘Denali’, the next release of SQL Server, features improvements for developers and IT professionals alike. We encourage customers and partners to sign up for the Metro Early Adoption program, which offers confidential online meetings with the SQL Server evangelism, marketing and engineering teams; deep dive developer labs; beta support; instructor-led training and much more.