SQL Server 2008

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PowerPivot Compatibility across versions

There are several versions of PowerPivot available and starting with Excel 2013 there are also several versions of Excel. It is useful to look at the compatibility between the different versions of Excel and PowerPivot available now. As a general rule

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MDX Studio download #mdx #ssas

Short version: the latest available version of MDX Studio can be downloaded from http://www.sqlbi.com/tools/mdx-studio/ Long version: Last week Stacia Misner twitted that the online version of MDX Studio was no longer available. It was hosted on http://mdx.mosha.com

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SQL Server Training – from Seattle to London (#sqlpass #sqlserver)

I’ve been at SQL Pass and it has been a really great conference. I will write soon more technical content, there are a few notes about the good and the bad of the overall experience that I’d like to share. The keynote of David J. Dewitt has been great.

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SQLBits 2009

This the second time in a row I will not able to attend to SQLBits – but don’t lose this event if you can go to Manchester on March 28th, 2009. The conference is free, but registration is required. A training day (with a reasonable fee) is also scheduled

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Real Report Builder 2008 improvements for Analysis Services

Brian Welcker (who is leaving SSRS team – good luck Brian!) has announced a long explanation of the Report Builder 2008 positioning . For me (and all of you who live in the multidimensional business…) the most important part of the post is this simple

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SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) CTP June is available

With a strange move, today Microsoft released Katmai SQL Server 2008 CTP June without making a single word about this during the keynote of Bob Muglia. Why they waited the TechEd to make this announcement without highlighting the CTP availablility during