Marco Russo's blog posts of 2010

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SQLBI Methodology at 24 Hours of PASS

Did you missed our SQLBI Methodology session at PASS Summit 2009? Don’t worry. We will make the show again, live and directly on your PC – for free! On September 15 and 16 there will be a new edition of 24 Hours of PASS . I and Alberto will show SQLBI  Read more

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The Parallel Loop Task in SSIS

I really don’t like to use the blog as an advertising tool, but sometimes I feel the need to mention third party products because I thing they are interesting enough. Today I discovered that CozyRoc implemented the Parallel Loop Task in SSIS . This is  Read more

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Median calculation in DAX

I recently discussed with Darren Gosbell about how to calculate the Median in DAX. The problem is to make the calculation using a measure, so that you can use it in a dynamic way into a PivotTable. We have a People table with three columns: Gender, Customer  Read more

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PivotViewer released

In reality, there are two news. First, PivotViewer for Reporting Services CTP1 has been released and you can try it. Second, Cristian Petculescu has a blog and you can find a video about how to install and start using PivotViewer. Cristian is one of the  Read more

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My sessions at PASS Summit 2010

I will be a speaker at PASS Summit 2010 (November 8-11, 2010 – Seattle, WA) and sessions have been published yesterday. I am currently writing the last chapter of the book about PowerPivot that will be available in September, so I’m confident it will  Read more

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Vizubi: the first competitor of PowerPivot

A couple of weeks ago the first version of Vizubi has been released. It is an Excel AddIn with many of the features of PowerPivot, but also with a few important differences. I made some tests and in this post I give my first impression of the product.  Read more

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Microsoft BI Conference 2010 Recap & books promo

Last week I’ve been at Microsoft BI Conference and I presented an interactive session about PowerPivot DAX Patterns. Unfortunately only the breakout session were recorded and available on TechEd Online . The room was full and there were probably many  Read more

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How to start with PowerPivot for Excel

Now that Office 2010 has been released, many people will start looking for resources to start learning PowerPivot. Of course, the book I’m writing will be helpful when it will be published (September 2010), but you can also start with some online content  Read more