Marco Russo's Blog posts of 2011

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DAX Deep Dive at #sqlbits9

I and Alberto Ferrari will present a DAX Deep Dive training day at SQLBits 9 in Liverpool, on September 29th. The conference will continue on September 30th and October 1st. Registrations are not yet open, but you should definitely save the date for SQLBits!  Read more

#MDX in London and speculation about future books

Chris Webb, who wrote the Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services book with me and Alberto , is preparing another Introduction to MDX course in London, this time from October 26th to 28th. It is now a three day course  Read more

IF and IIF statement in #mdx

Jeffrey Wang wrote an interesting post about internals of IF statement in MDX script , describing how and when it is rewritten as a IIF statement. The interesting news in his post is also a possible query plan tool for MDX in the future. Probably not  Read more

Expert Cube Development book finally on Kindle!

The book Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services is finally available on Kindle ! I received many requests for that and the last one just a couple of days ago from Greg Low in its useful review . I’m curious to see whether  Read more

Strange date relationships with #PowerPivot

A reader of my PowerPivot book highlighted a strange behavior of the relationship between a datetime column and a Calendar table. Long story short: it seems that PowerPivot automatically round the date to the “neareast day”, but instead of simply removing  Read more

Windows Azure Step-by-Step

My colleague and friend Roberto Brunetti wrote Windows Azure Step by Step Microsoft Press. It is a good introductive book about programming on Windows Azure. He is a well known speaker, author and trainer in Italy and he finally used its great skills  Read more

Analysis Services Operations Guide white paper available

Microsoft released the SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Operations Guide , a white paper that describes how operations engineers can test, monitor, capacity plan, and troubleshoot Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services OLAP solutions in SQL Server  Read more