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04/17/2011 - 11:50am

All the Pieces: Microsoft Cloud BI Pieces, Part 2

Learn to perform some erforming some ad-hoc analysis on a SQL Azure cloud database with PowerPivot....More
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04/02/2011 - 11:15pm

All the Pieces: Microsoft Cloud BI Pieces, Part 1

Learn to build a cloud business intelligences (BI) solution using only Microsoft technologies from SQL Server, Azure, and Office....More
03/08/2011 - 11:52am

What is PowerPivot for Excel Doing Under the Hood?

For those of you who have been long-time or experienced modelers in SQL Server Analysis Services and have used UDM with MDX, you may want to begin....More
02/10/2011 - 11:06am

The Microsoft Cloud BI Story, Dateline February 2011

by Mark Kromer Here we are in February 2011 and I thought it might make sense in the SQL Mag BI Blog to take stock of where Microsoft is at in terms....More
01/27/2011 - 6:51pm

Exploiting PowerPivot & PerformancePoint Services Synergies

Derek shows you how and more importantly why you should consider extending PowerPivot's value with PPS....More
01/26/2011 - 10:32pm

30 Days with SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW)

Derek kicks off a new series on spending 30 days with SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse....More
01/24/2011 - 8:14pm

Harvesting BI Continuum Synergies: Enablement & Empowerment

Derek discusses enabled and empowered business intelligence solutions....More
01/23/2011 - 9:43pm

Refreshing your Business Intelligence Knowledge

Derek provides a list of excellent recent books that are useful for staying current in the DW/BI industry....More
01/21/2011 - 9:00pm

Plan your Data Warehouse from Top Down

by Mark Kromer Several years ago I started employing a systematic technique on business intelligence and data warehouse projects that we felt did a....More
12/29/2010 - 10:56am

Attunity CDC to Ship in SQL Server Denali

Derek provides a late-breaking 2010 SQL BI Community Announcement....More
12/29/2010 - 10:09am

A few end of 2010 SQL BI thoughts

Many thanks to Derek for allowing me to join him on the SQL Magazine BI blog in 2010! I had a blast writing about Microsoft BI solutions, mobile BI....More
12/09/2010 - 12:47pm


As our series on SQL Server data warehouse & BI for DBAs continues, I want to now switch to data integration, or ETL, with SQL Server Integration....More
11/16/2010 - 9:23am

Scale-out Architectures for SSRS 2008 R2

by Mark Kromer As part of our series on SQL Server BI for SQL Server DBAs, I am going to now focus on architectures that you can implement and what....More
11/15/2010 - 7:50am

Business Intelligence in SQL Server Denali & Beyond

Derek provides a leaf-level post on SQL Server Denali & Beyond BI Futures....More
10/31/2010 - 7:51pm

5 Things to Consider for SQL Server Data Warehouse DBAs

by Mark Kromer This is a continuation of our series on SQL Server BI for DBAs. In this posting, I’m going to keep it short with just 5 common areas....More

Mark Kromer

Mark Kromer has been a technical product manager & solution architect in business intelligence, data warheouse and Big Data world for over 20 years for Microsoft, Oracle and AT&T, currently...

Jen Underwood

Jen Underwood, Founder and Principal Consultant at Impact Analytix, has almost 20 years of experience in data warehousing, business intelligence, and predictive analytics. She is a former Global...
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