Craig Utley (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Power Pivot and other self-service BI tools are not a replacement for a data mart or data warehouse. When used correctly for Personal BI, Team BI, prototypes or proofs-of-concept, you can achieve truly agile, rapid reporting success with Excel Power Pivot....More
Recently, I've been working with a consulting client to help them tame CPU usage. Typically, they're clocking over 20,000 queries and operations per second on their e-commerce SQL Server, but ran into an issue where CPU started spiking up above 90 percent for sustained periods of time....More