Marco Russo's blog posts of 2010

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PASS Summit 2010 approaching

PASS Summit 2010 is approaching and I’m facing the dilemma of choosing concurrent sessions in certain timeslots. I’m not alone in this situation and discussing it with other people only enhance my doubts because I see only more reasons to look also other  Read more

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DataMarket and PowerPivot

Yesterday Microsoft released the Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket (which everyone will simply call DataMarket, I hope). It was previously called Codename “Dallas”. This is an important step toward the empowerment of self-service BI tools. Microsoft  Read more

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A new release of Visio Forward Engineer

A few days ago Alberto released the version 1.1 of the Visio Forward Engineer add-in for Microsoft Office Visio 2010. I think it should be a standard feature of Visio, but you know, Microsoft priorities are not always aligned with our ones, and the “do-it-yourself”  Read more

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Many-to-many relationships in PowerPivot – more samples!

Alberto wrote a really fine post that should help you to better understand how many-to-many relationships can work in PowerPivot, using a lot of images that explain some concepts better than a thousand words. The example shown by Alberto is really interesting  Read more

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PowerPivot book sample chapters available in PDF

You can download these two sample chapters of the PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning book: Chapter 2 – PowerPivot at Work This is introductive and suggested to read to anyone who is new to PowerPivot Chapter 7 – Date Calculations in DAX  Read more

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Inside DAX session at PASS

I will be a speaker this year at PASS Summit 2010 in Seattle, and I will present two sessions. The one I’d like to talk about in this post is the Inside DAX one. I chose to do this session (instead of another one that was initially planned) because when  Read more

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Define groups of values using PowerPivot

Alberto Ferrari posted an interesting article that show how you can use a continuous value in a group of values in PowerPivot. I think this is a feature that many users would like to get in a standard Analysis Services cube, but that unfortunately requires  Read more

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SQLBI Methodology session recording available

If you lost the SQLBI Methodology session (or any other one) at 24 Hours of PASS in September, now you can watch the recordings on-line ! I just looked at the presentation and unfortunately there are 6 minutes missing from our presentation. Thus, if you  Read more

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PowerPivot book in stock!

My Microsoft® PowerPivot for Excel® 2010: Give Your Data Meaning book has been printed and is now in stock on many bookstores! This is another good news of the past week, who have been dense of good news. I and Alberto have been interviewed by Vidas Matelis  Read more

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PowerPivot Course in Europe

A few days ago Kasper anticipated that I and Alberto will teach a 2-day PowerPivot course based on our PowerPivot book . The location will be next the Amsterdam airport, at Schiphol, Netherlands, and the dates are December 1st and 2nd, 2010. When we prepared  Read more