BI Semantic Model – the new solution for SSAS and PowerPivot

May 28, 2011

TechEd North America 2011 wrapped up last week with big news about PowerPivot and SSAS. Just in case you haven't read it already somewhere else, I'll give you a very short re-cap. In SQL Server 2005, the UDM was supposed to encapsulate the solution for modeling your project. In SQL Server 11, codename Denali, it's going to be replaced by BISM - the Business Intelligence Semantic Model. All the reporting tools in the Microsoft BI Stack will work against this model. In Denali, you will be able to use BISM both for tabular model in PowerPivot and for cubes...

How to not add another table to your DB (by using Excel!)

May 13, 2011

Hey blog, how are you? I know I haven't been here for quite some time now... I guess I needed a break. Some time for myself. And I know you were waiting here for me all that time. Being patient and understanding. Knowing that one day, I'll come back. Thank you. I missed you. I think this time, I'm here to stay. So, the topic for today is how to not work automatically and adding a table to your database. About a year ago, I created a report in SSRS for a user of mine on the distribution of workers...
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