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Archives: January 2015

Power BI Workshop Videos

I’ve created a series of five tutorial videos for a set of workshops I’ll be doing at several events this year.  The workshop is available from an hour-long quick demo to a full-day, hands-on workshop with a hosted lab environment in the cloud.  The series teaches how to create a…

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4 comments, 839 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 29 January 2015

Power BI Workshop Videos

I’ve created a series of five tutorial videos for a set of workshops I’ll be doing at several events this year.  The workshop is available from an hour-long quick demo to a full-day, hands-on workshop with a hosted lab environment in the cloud.  The series teaches how to create a…

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4 comments, 411 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 29 January 2015

New Power BI Preview and Pricing

Some exciting announcements were made today about the new Power BI cloud-based business analytics service.  Today Power BI is an add-on service for Office 365 that requires an enterprise-level license – about $50 per user per month.  Data transformation queries, data models and dashboard visualizations are all created using add-in…

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1 comments, 496 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 28 January 2015

How to resolve connection errors when loading data in SSAS Tabular project

This post actually applies to both multidimensional (cube) projects and Tabular projects which manage data source connectivity in a similar fashion.  The multidimensional design experience is different but the mechanics of the SSAS engine are essentially the same. When loading data from a SQL Server data source into a Tabular…

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2 comments, 421 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 9 January 2015

Power BI Semantic Model Supports Many-to-Many Relationships

Is is possible to duplicate the same many-to-many relationship behavior in VertiPaq that we have in SSAS multidimensional? Since Tabular model projects were introduced in SQL Server 2012, one of the major blocking points for adaption has been the lack of out-of-the-box support for many-to-many relationships.  I’ve been using, demonstrating…

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0 comments, 387 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 5 January 2015

Power BI Semantic Model Supports Many-to-Many Relationships

Is is possible to duplicate the same many-to-many relationship behavior in VertiPaq that we have in SSAS multidimensional? Since Tabular model projects were introduced in SQL Server 2012, one of the major blocking points for adaption has been the lack of out-of-the-box support for many-to-many relationships.  I’ve been using, demonstrating…

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0 comments, 418 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 5 January 2015