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Create Static Tables in DAX Using the DATATABLE Function

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You can create static tables in DAX using the DATATABLE function. This article describes the syntax of this new feature and shows when and how to use it.

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Transition Matrix Using Calculated Tables

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In the 2015 September update, Power BI introduced calculated tables, which are computed using DAX expressions instead of being loaded from a data source. This article shows the usage of calculated tables to solve the pattern of transition matrix for customer categorization.

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Calculated Columns and Measures in DAX

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One of the first concepts to learn in DAX is the difference between calculated columns and measures. This article shortly recap the differences and describes when to use each one.

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Scalable BI and Advanced Modeling with Analysis Services and Power Pivot

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In this session, you will learn how to define a scalable data model in Power Pivot or Analysis Services, handling a growing volume of data and requests. You will see how to optimize memory usage and performance, how to use relationships in the data model, how to solve common design

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Data Model Size with VertiPaq Analyzer

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Analyzing table and column size is an important step in optimizing a data model for Power Pivot, Power BI, or Analysis Services Tabular. This article describes VertiPaq Analyzer, an Excel workbook to analyze detailed information extracted from Dynamic Management Views.

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SSAS Tabular from the Trenches

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Microsoft released its new Tabular model of Analysis Services almost three years ago. Even if it is relatively new for many developers, we already used it in several production scenarios. In this session, we will share some of the hard lessons learned from the first large deployments in Tabular. How

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Tools for DAX and Tabular Developers

This page contains descriptions and links to necessary tools and resources for DAX and Tabular developers.

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Advanced Modeling with Analysis Services Tabular

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This session goes beyond the classical star schema modeling, exploring new techniques to model data with Power Pivot and SSAS Tabular. You will see how brute-force power in DAX allows different data models than those used in SSAS Multidimensional. You will see several practical examples, including creating a virtual relationship

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SSAS Tabular as Analytical Engine

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This article describes pros and cons of using SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular as the analytical engine in a service or application, based on the experience of companies who have adopted it.

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Advanced Modeling with Analysis Services Tabular

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This session goes beyond the classical star schema modeling, exploring new techniques to model data with Power Pivot and SSAS Tabular. You will see how brute-force power in DAX allows different data models than those used in SSAS Multidimensional. You will see several practical examples, including creating virtual relationship (without