Barry Ralston

Barry
Ralston

Barry Ralston is chief architect for business intelligence with Birmingham-based ComFrame Software. He's worked in BI since 1994, and his client successes include projects in insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, and healthcare.

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Game Changing Announcement for Microsoft BI
Microsoft Announces Product Realignment, BI Game-Changer

Today, in a message to the Business Intelligence Partner Community, Microsoft announced a major change in the alignment of the BI flagship product, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server.

PerformancePoint 2007 Standalone + Vista = Permission Issues
A quick troubleshoot of handling PerformancePoint Application Pool permissions for standalone Vista development.

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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 10: Dynamic Detection Gotcha #3

You can interject a SQL Server Job Step into your Jobs and have this new/injected Job Step do some checking for you. Here's a look at everything that’s involved in such an approach....More
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 9: Dynamic Detection Gotcha #2 3

Given that a USE statement is parsed before code is actually run, there are a few options that could be used as a around when it comes to detecting whether or not code should be run....More
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 8: Dynamic Detection Gotcha #1 1

Learn about why the option of dynamically detecting whether or not to run a SQL Server Job at execution time is quite a bit more problematic than you might think....More
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