Free SSIS SQL Server 2005 Book

January 27, 2009

In celebration of Microsoft Press 25th Anniversary, they are going to offer a monthly free e-book. Till January 28th 2009, they are offering SQL Server 2005 Integration Services Step by Step by Paul Turley, Joe Kasprzak, Scott Cameron, Satoshi Iizuka, and Pablo Guzman for free. Yes, not just a chapter or two, but the entire book! I think you can find the book useful even if you're using SSIS in SQL Server 2008. Though I know they are some changes made to SSIS from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008, I think that quite a big part of...

PPS – Performance Point Services

Yes, you read it right, the initials have changed... Though I missed the release over the weekend, I really wanted to note it on the blog as it is such big news. Microsoft has announced that PerformancePoint Server is no more (though looking at the home page for the product wouldn't reveal anything about it, not at the time of writing this post). Rather, the plan is to release SP3 for Performance Point Server Mid 2009, put the Analytics and Monitoring part of PPS into SharePoint Server Enterprise Edition and turn the Planning part to FRx Forecaster. All of this...

Filtering on a lookup attribute in Report Model

January 21, 2009

I've recently created a Report Model with a Lookup Entity in it. I saw to it that I had only one default detail attribute for it, and I gave that attribute a ValueSelection of list. When I used the Report Model, I saw the attribute fine (as if it was inside the main Entity) but when I tried to filter on it I saw the Lookup Entity I was trying to hide and a filtered list. I couldn't understand why that was. I went back to check the attribute. Its ValueSelection was of type list. I went to the...

Adopt a friend

January 20, 2009

Friday, the 29th of November, was No Shopping day in Israel. But I still bought myself something. I bought myself a friend. It has been about half a year since Sheleg died. We moved to a new place, a place where we could take a dog (the previous owner wouldn't allow pets in the house). I admit I had already gotten to the point where I thought about adopting a dog again, but somehow I just didn't go and do it. Something within me hesitated. Lately though, I kept thinking about how I also wanted to feel like I could...
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