Craig Utley (email@example.com) is a mentor with Solid Quality Mentors and a former program manager with the SQL Customer Advisory Team at Microsoft. He is a SQL Server MVP and the operator of LearnMicrosoftBI.com.
Learn how to build proper dimensions, add useful hierarchies that support user’s navigational needs, then perform the important step of adding attribute relationships to make your users' data analysis fast and easy.
PerformancePoint Server 2007 might be in your future, especially if your users find out about its BI features. Get the lowdown before they do about the 3 parts of PerformancePoint Server, what it needs to run, and what exactly it delivers.
Reporting Services gives you an inexpensive way to deliver Analysis Services data to business users. Here’s how you can provide greater flexibility in your reports so users can easily change the ways they view BI data.
Drillthrough lets you look at the individual records in a cube, but you can't modify a drillthrough query on the fly. You can create a drillthrough report, then use a cell-level action to call the report and pass the parameters.
A well-designed data warehouse can help your organization make faster and more informed decisions, but data-warehousing projects are risky business. Here's why so many data-warehousing projects fail and how to increase your project's chances for success.
Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition is a great way to save thousands on licensing—and save yourself some serious headaches when deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availabiliity Groups....More
While I believe that NoSQL can have some places where it legitimately makes sense, I also believe that NoSQL is also the patently wrong choice for a number of different types of applications or use cases....More
Initial word on the street is that SQL Server 2014 has been very stable so far—which is probably why it went to release so quickly and bypassed what would typically have been another pre-release....More