Topic: BIDS

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SSAS Tabular as Analytical Engine

This article describes pros and cons of using SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular as the analytical engine in a service or application, based on the experience of companies who have adopted it.  Read more

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First steps with #ssas #Tabular in #Denali #CTP3

The Analysis Services team just posted a blog entry with a few useful links to jumpstart your experience with Tabular project in Analysis Services “Denali”. In these early days I read several messages asking for clarification about the names and acronyms  Read more

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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

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DateTool dimension: an alternative Time Intelligence implementation

Year-To-Date and Difference-Over-Previos-Year (or Year-Over-Year Growth) are among the most required features of any user. Some OLAP client (like ProClarity) offers features that try to solve this problem client-side, but I don’t like this approach given that you might have…  Read more

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BIDS Helper beta 0.9

BIDS Helper is an addin for Visual Studio that really improves productivity developing solutions for Analysis Services. Today I tested it and looking for its feature I encountered a page describing the “Show Extra Properties” feature… and it links a  Read more