Marco Russo's blog posts of 2007

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Microsoft BI Conference 2007 comments

The Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference 2007 has been a good conference. Not very good, probably as a result of its success. Microsoft wanted to send the message “we are serious in the BI market” with this event. From my perception, half of attendees  Read more

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SQLBI at MS BI Conference 2007 – Day 2

Now that our presence as exhibitor is finished (Day 3 is only for keynote and breakout sessions), we can say that we had a great success! We distributed all the 300 copies of The Many-to-Many Revolution paper we printed just to show the kind of content  Read more

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Introducing Microsoft LINQ book

Usually I blog about Business Intelligence, but BI is not the only field I work on. I born as developer and I recently co-authored a book about LINQ with Paolo: the title is Introducing Microsoft LINQ , we created a dedicated site where you can find blog  Read more

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SSAS: Model on the server vs. client-side MDX

In the last two years I worked on advanced modeling with Analysis Services. One result of this was the paper ” The many-to-many revolution ” I released in September 2006. Since then, I got a lot of feedback and I have been working on other evolutions  Read more

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SSAS Performance Tools

Chris Webb has recently released a really interesting tool: MDX Script Performance Analyzer . It’s a really interesting idea that will save me (and you) a lot of time trying to understand the root of a performance issue into an MDX Script of a cube. Thank  Read more

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An useful guide to Excel 2007 Pivot Table

I found an interesting “how-to” guide to Excel 2007 Pivot Table. It is a sample chapter from the Pivot Table Data Crunching for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 book. Probably not all the described feature are available in a Pivot Table attached to an Analysis  Read more

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Strange bug in SSAS 2005

I have been notified of this strange bug in Analysis Services 2005 that is easily reproducable. ****************************************************************** PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS TEST ON A PRODUCTION SERVER! IT HANGS ANALYSIS SERVICES!!! ******************************************************************  Read more