Archives: November 2013
Since my last post about the SSDT update for August, there have been two updates, each containing one fix:
The September 2013 release has a targeted fix for the Schema Compare error when working with large display text or high DPI.
The October 2013 release contains an updated installer that… Read more
A demonstration of Power BI for Office 365, showing you how all the various tools and technologies work together: Power Query, Power Pivot, Power View, Power Map, Power BI sites, Data Management, Power BI Admin center, Power BI for mobile, and Power BI Q&A.
With so many tools it can… Read more
I recorded my first video presentation and demo using the screen recording and video editing software called Camtasia Studio for Windows.
It’s a great product that makes it easy to create videos that includes demos. They also have a nice list of tutorials.
They offer a fully functional… Read more
Last month I blogged that SQL Server Data Tools for SQL Server 2014 CTP2 now available. You can download that here. This will run the SSDT install (not a SQL Server 2014 install). This installs the Visual Studio 2012 shell, and makes available the SQL Server Database Project… Read more
I have been using Power BI the past few weeks after I was invited by Microsoft to test the Power BI for Office 365 Preview (register here). I have to say I am extremely impressed. It allows for a self-service reporting and ETL environment that can be a game-changer.… Read more
While the tabular model in SSAS makes it much easier to build cubes than the multidimensional model, I am not seeing it used as much as I expected. One reason is if you are a BI developer and have been using the multidimensional model for a while, you tend to… Read more
Microsoft has introduced an image into the Windows Azure Virtual Machine Gallery that is pre-optimized for a Fast Track Data Warehouse (FTDW) workload. FTDW is a reference configuration optimized for data warehousing. Not only is there an image for SQL Server 2012 SP1 (rated for 400GB database warehousing workloads), but… Read more
Windows Azure SQL Reporting was the new name of the reporting services component (which was formerly known as SQL Azure Reporting Services) that went live June 12, 2012.
However today, October 31, 2013, notification went out to current Windows Azure SQL Reporting customers that the service will be discontinued in… Read more