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I will speak at #SQLPass #Summit and #SQLRally Nordic!

I already announced a few weeks ago that I and Alberto will speak at SQLBits in Liverpool. We will also speak at SQLPASS Summit in Seattle and at SQLRally Nordic . A few details about my sessions: SQLPASS Summit (Seattle, WA – October 11-14, 2011) : My


#MDX Cookbook : a new must read for #SSAS developers

There are not so many books about MDX and it’s strange considering that it is a very sophisticated languages that requires years for learning (I’m not kidding). I started learning MDX in 1999 and after so many years, I still have to learn something. I’ve


Importing tables from #BISM Tabular model in #PowerPivot

A BISM Tabular model can be browsed in Excel by using just the standard PivotTable like it was a regular Analysis Services cube (that now we call a Multidimensional model). If you are used to PowerPivot, this seems a limitation, because you cannot interact


#PowerPivot Webinar, august 17th at 11 AM CET

Tomorrow, at 11 AM CET, I will deliver a webinar on how to produce interesting reports with PowerPivot, a webcast which is a first taste of my incoming session for the European Sharepoint Conference. You can see all the details here: http://www.sharepointeurope.com/upcoming-webinars/self-service-bi-at-work,-an-example-of-a-powerful-user-created-report-in-powerpivot.aspx


A #DAX training day and other sessions at #SQLBits

It seems that the next SQLBits will be larger than ever! The SQLBits 9 will take place in Liverpool from 29th September to 1st October 2011. It will be hard to get a nicer weather than in Brighton, but we will try to bring a bit of sun from Italy! I and


Workaround for lack of PowerPivot API in Excel

A few days ago a post about VSTO-based PowerPivot Workbook in the PowerPivot Team Blog shown a workaround for the lack of PowerPivot API in Excel. In reality, I don’t like this workaround at all, because it relies on displaying message boxes to the end


#PowerPivot Workshop in Lisbon – Portugal #ppws

Alberto anticipated me announcing our next edition of the PowerPivot Workshop in Lisbon (Portugal) on September 19-20, 2011. The announcement has been published also on the SQLPort website in Portuguese! But remember, the workshop will be entirely in


PowerPivot Workshop in Portugal #PowerPivot, #ppws

A new date is available for the PowerPivot workshop I and Marco are delivering all over Europe. On September 19-20 , 2011 we will be in Lisbon (Portugal) to present the workshop to Excel users and BI professionals. Moreover, as Denali CTP3 of PowerPivot

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