Archives: April 2013
When I started my blog two years ago, I never would have thought how much it would help my career. I can’t stress enough the importance of blogging to enhance your career. And it’s a lot easier to do than you think. I hope this blog post will encourage you… Read more
As an independent consultant who has a higher bill rate than average, I would hope it is obvious to clients that the extra money spent would be well worth it. But that is not always the case, and sometimes who have to help them to understand, like most things in… Read more
I don’t know if I would consider myself an industry expert, but hey, it says it on the Internet, so it just be true (because you can’t put anything on the Internet that’s not true). An interview I did to help those interested in a business Intelligence career,… Read more
I went to the PASS Business Analytics Conference last week, and had an absolute blast. I presented two sessions, and attended many more, and was also part of the live blogging panel at both keynotes. I learned a lot, but the best part about attending the conference was all… Read more
Last week at the PASS Business Analytics Conference in Chicago, Microsoft disclosed a public preview of GeoFlow for Excel (download). GeoFlow” is a 3D visualization tool for mapping, exploring and interacting with both geographic and chronological data, providing users with a new way to discover and share insights… Read more
Thanks to everyone who attended my sessions “What exactly is Business Intelligence?” and “Building an Effective Data Warehouse Architecture” at the PASS SQL Saturday in Chicago.
What exactly is Business Intelligence? Read more
Thanks to everyone who attended my sessions “Overview of Microsoft Appliances” and “Building an Effective Data Warehouse Architecture” at the PASS Business Analytics Conference.
Overview of Microsoft Appliances
Learn how SQL Server… Read more
Apologies if you went to my site this morning to see my blog from the bloggers table at PASS Business Analytics Conference. Turns out a firewall issue blocked me from getting to my site (and many others). So I wound up tweeting updates at http://twitter.com/jamesserra. You can review… Read more
The PASS Business Analytics Conference is almost here! Check out the sessions to be presented at the conference and you will see there are a ton of great sessions and great speakers. I feel fortunate to be able to speak alongside many of the experts in the industry and to… Read more
A quick list of how each of these Microsoft BI tools handles the two data sources “SQL Server” (relational-based) and “Analysis Services” (multidimensional-based):
- Report Builder – Using “SQL Server”, auto-detects joins if source system has foreign-key relationships (by selected “Auto Detect” relationships on the “Design a query” screen). Otherwise will…