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  • I just installed the Reporting Services SP2 beta on my dev-test machine. I had to search into beta newsgroups how to install SharePoint Web Parts onto my SharePoint Services installation: to do that, you need to start a command like: stsadm.exe -o addwppack  Read more

  • A new version of BI Portal Sample is available from Microsoft. It looks good, but I still haven't tested it. Integrated with SharePoint and Reporting Services. Support of different localizations. It's not the definitive solution, but may be useful.  Read more

  • After several years of using Analysis Services and SQL Server 2000, today I stumbled in this problem. I have a DISTINCT COUNT measure that have to measure how many different documents are present in a certain aggregation. Sometimes valid cells has no  Read more

  • I just atteended a session where Ron Talmage showed the new Snapshot Isolation feature of SQL Server 2005. While it can be used to improve scalability of a traditional LOB application, it's really important to BI applications. Making a long story short,  Read more

  • Thanks to the SQL Server Data Mining development team, it's live the www.sqlserverdatamining.com web site. You can browse DM models, read tutorials and download samples. Let's go and visit the site, there's no reason to describe it here. One suggestion  Read more

  • While I'm testing Analysis Services 2005, I'm starting to think about when and how to use the proactive cache feature vs. using the DTS to insert data straight into a MOLAP partition (using the Dimension and Partition Processing Data Flow items). In both  Read more

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