Marco Russo's Blog posts of 2010

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A new Excel 2010 book for Data Analysis

Microsoft Press just announced the printing of Microsoft Excel 2010: Data Analysis and Business Modeling , which is the third edition of the book written by Wayne L. Winston covering many data analysis and modeling techniques using a very clear problem-solution  Read more

Programming Microsoft LINQ in .NET 4

30 months after the LINQ book based on .NET 3.5, it is now available the Programming Microsoft LINQ in Microsoft .NET Framework 4 ! I wrote this book with Paolo Pialorsi and we updated existing content adding several chapters. This is the list of chapters:  Read more

Monitor SSAS performance counters using a cube!

This is a tool I would have mentioned in the Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services book I wrote last year. Unfortunately, the ResMon sample cube has been published just a few days before PASS Summit 2010 on CodePlex.  Read more

Varigence Vivid and Bonavista Dimensions

Yesterday Chris blogged about Varigence Vivid and Bonavista Dimensions . His post remembered me that I might share my comments about Vivid and I had to take a tour around Bonavista Dimensions, and here we are. Varigence Vivid is simply something that  Read more

PowerPivot Workshop – last days to register

There is less than one week (and only a few seats) available to register to the first PowerPivot Workshop that will be held in the Netherlands on December 1-2, 2010. I and Alberto spent the last days to refine the last slides and demo. Despite the workshop  Read more

PowerPivot Sessions from TechEd OnLine

If you have not been at Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference this year, which was co-located with TechEd 2010, you probably missed the sessions I and Alberto made there. Well, now you can watch them online on Microsoft TechEd Online site: DAX Patterns  Read more

The Microsoft BI Roadmap: BISM, UDM and Beyond

Microsoft recently announced a new roadmap for its BI architecture. The next version of SQL Server, codenamed “Denali”, is going to introduce a new semantic model named BISM (Business Intelligence Semantic Model). Analysis Services will host it and it  Read more

PowerPivot ebook – 50% discount offer of the day

Yesterday I delivered my Inside DAX session at PASS 2010. Someone might have missed the link to buy the PowerPivot for Excel 2010 book with a 50% discount that is valid just today. The link is !  Read more

SQL Server Monitoring

I’m not a DBA, but I’ve been impressed about how much intuitive and easy to use is the online demo of SQL Monitor from Red Gate . This is what I would really call a useful Dashboard. It could be a good demo for a CFO too!  Read more