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.
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Many organizations today cannot use public cloud solutions because of security concerns, administrative challenges and functional limitations. However, they still need a centralized platform where end users can conduct self-service analytics in an IT-enabled environment....More
It is crucial to move away from data and analytics stored on individual desktop computers. Today’s solutions must promote holistic, collective intelligence. The strong, continued alliance between Microsoft and Pyramid Analytics helps make all this possible....More
To become a truly data-driven enterprise, many business leaders recognize that they must extend the capabilities of self-service business intelligence (BI) and analytics to more of their business users. Many BI tools tackle part of this need, but they don’t offer a complete enterprise solution....More