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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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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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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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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SQL Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing

Exciting news! Microsoft announced today that SQL Server 2012 has released to manufacturing. Customers and partners can download an evaluation of the product today and can expect general availability to begin on April 1. Microsoft also announced today an additional preview of an Apache Hadoop-based service on Windows Azure that will be available in the…

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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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