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  • 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
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Save Thousands in Licensing Costs for SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups

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
Apr 8, 2014
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NoSQL: Eventual Consistency Yields Major Flaws

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
Apr 1, 2014
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SQL Server 2014 Now Available—No Joke

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
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