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Translations in Analysis Services 2016

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Translations are a new feature in Analysis Services Tabular 2016. This article explains how to use this feature and introduce SSAS Tabular Translator, a free tool to edit translations files.

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SSAS Tabular Translator

SSAS Tabular Translator is an editor for the JSON translation files exported and imported by SQL Server Data Tools for a Tabular model in compatibility version 1200 or later.

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Optimizing DAX expressions involving multiple measures

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Writing measures referencing other measures is in general a good idea that simplifies the DAX code, but you might face specific bottlenecks. This article describes which performance issues might arise when different measures aggregate the same column using different filter arguments, and how to improve efficiency of your DAX code.

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Many-to-many relationships in Power BI and Excel 2016

The new DAX available in Excel 2016 and the data model in Power BI and Analysis Services 2016 offer tools to manage many-to-many relationships in a more efficient way than previous version, as described in this article.

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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