Steve Hughes is a Principal Consultant at Magenic. His area of expertise is in data and business intelligence architecture on the Microsoft SQL Server platform. He was also the data architect for a SaaS company which delivered a transportation management solution for fleets across the United States. Steve has co-authored two books and delivered more than 30 presentations on SQL Server and data architecture over the past six years. He also provides insights from the field on his blog at http://dataonwheels.wordpress.com.
The second post in the XMLA series focuses on the basic structure of XMLA. At its heart, XMLA is XML. As a result it is usually not a comfortable work environment for most database developers or administrators. It is no different for Analysis Services developers or administrators. While a discussion on XML formatting is out [...]