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BI Announcements at PASS Summit 2014 #sqlpass #powerbi #powerpivot

This morning the PASS Summit 2014 started in Seattle and during the keynote there was several announcements from Microsoft. I’m considering here only the ones about Business Intelligence (you will find other blogs around about SQL Server). In the coming

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Tips for adapting Date table to Power View forecasting #powerview #powerbi

During the keynote of the PASS Business Analytics Conference, Amir Netz presented the new forecasting capabilities in Power View for Office 365. I immediately tried the new feature (which was immediately available, a welcome surprise in a Microsoft announcement

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Prepare Data for Power View Forecasting in Power BI

The new forecasting capabilities in Power View for Office 365 has certain requirements for the column used in x-axis. This article provides a guide to make your data model compatible with the new forecasting feature.

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Excel 2013 stand-alone now includes #powerpivot

This time Microsoft listened to the many complaints received since Excel 2013 release and the stand-alone version of Excel now includes Power Pivot and Power View! This is a very important news because there were customer who didn’t upgrade from Excel

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New PowerPivot 2013 book available! #excel #powerpivot

Our new book about PowerPivot 2013 is finally available in printed edition, too! The title is Microsoft Excel 2013: Building Data Models with PowerPivot and it is a partial rewriting of the previous book about PowerPivot for Excel 2010 . In the previous

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End of 2012 and news in 2013 for #PowerPivot, #ssas #tabular and BI

This year is going to end, Maya failed their predictions and while this is bad for predictive industry, it’s also good for all of us! We’ve seen many news in Microsoft BI stack: Excel 2013 has been RTM’d – its General Availability is expected in early

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PASS Summit 2012: keynote and Mobile BI announcements #sqlpass

Today at PASS Summit 2012 there have been several announcements during the keynote. Moreover, other news have not been highlighted in the keynote but are equally if not more important for the BI community. Let’s start from the big news in the keynote

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Analysis Services Tabular books #ssas #tabular

Many people are looking for books about Analysis Services Tabular. Today there are two books available and they complement each other: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model by Marco Russo, Alberto Ferrari and Chris Webb Applied

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Many-to-many in #BISM Tabular issue in #crescent and #powerview

If you are looking to create many-to-many relationships based models in PowerPivot and in BISM Tabular, probably one day you will be interested in using them with Power View (formerly codename “Crescent”). There is a very bad news for you: it appears