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  • Aug 23, 2012
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    Resource Center for Microsoft Office

    Want to learn more about Microsoft Office? This resource center has links to the resources you need!...More
  • Jul 11, 2012
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    SQL Server 2012 BI with SQL System Center Data Warehouse

    A great way to monitor and manage large SQL Server enterprise environments is with the Microsoft System Center Suite, particularly monitoring the servers with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). One of the really nice benefits of using SCOM to collect SQL Server counters is that you can keep the history of alerts, events and perf counters in the System Center Data Warehouse....More
  • Jun 22, 2012
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    Add a Power View Web Report to Your PPS Dashboards 1

    One of the most exciting and talked-about updates to SQL Server 2012 is SSRS 2012 and the new Power View reporting tool. If you’ve built existing BI solutions on the current or previous Microsoft BI stack, which would include SSRS 2008, SharePoint 2010, PowerPivot, etc. then you may have put those different reporting pieces together into a nice dashboard using the PerformancePoint Services capability in SharePoint....More
  • Jun 9, 2012
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    Microsoft Cloud BI Update 2012

    It’s been a little while here on the SQL Server Pro Mag BI Blog since I’ve provided any updates on the state of Cloud BI in the world of Microsoft BI. So I thought I’d put together a small sample Microsoft Cloud BI solution for you today that demonstrates the following aspects of the Microsoft BI product stack in the Cloud....More
  • May 18, 2012
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    Publishing Tabular Models to SSAS

    This is a follow-up from my blog post last month here on SQL Server Pro about utilizing common traditional reporting tools like Excel and Report Builder with the new SQL Server 2012 Tabular models....More
  • Apr 27, 2012
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    Report Builder and Tabular Model Databases

    Here is an easy way to leverage your existing skills in traditional SQL Server reporting tools with the new Tabular Mode of SQL Server Analysis Services to get started taking advantage of the xVelocity in-memory analytics engine (VertiPaq) without needing to go through a SharePoint configuration....More
  • Apr 5, 2012
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    Dive into SQL Server 2012 EIM Tools (DQS)

    Prior to SQL Server 2012, Microsoft DW & BI solutions relied on a combination of tools and techniques within and without the Microsoft stack to provide the basics of enterprise information management (EIM). EIM is a term that encompasses the area of data & knowledge management and is a very important of a successful large data warehouse and BI implementation....More
  • Mar 6, 2012
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    Updated SQL Azure Reporting Services CTP

    One thing that I really liked in this CTP is that I am able to manage users so that I was able to make demo users who can access my reports from my Web-based Cloud BI solutions with a read-only report user style account....More
  • Mar 6, 2012
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    Taking PowerPivot to the Enterprise

    SQL Server 2012 adds even more enterprise capabilities to this PowerPivot model of Microsoft BI solutions....More
  • Dec 27, 2011
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    An Introduction to Power View in SQL Server 2012 RC0

    What is Power View? Power View is a brand new Silverlight browser-based reporting tool that is currently scheduled to ship with SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition and the new Business Intelligence editions, once general availability hits in 2012....More

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Mar 17, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
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