SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT-BI) for Visual Studio 2013 are back and available for download

SSDT-BI were down for almost a month after the release of the SQL Server 2014 causing a lot of frustration to the end users who were trying to develop BI solutions using Visual Studio 2013. No point of getting into the reasons why, let’s just take a deep breath and download the latest version here before something else breaks and

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How to restore your MDS database on a different domain/server and fix the “Access Denied” error

This has happened to me a few times now and every single time I had to spend quite a bit of time sifting through the blogs looking for answers. So I finally decided to document it for myself here. These are the steps: Go ahead and restore the MDS database on the server of your choice (running SQL Server database

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Passing parameters to Power View reports in SharePoint to force filter condition

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  Here is an interesting article on how to pass a filter condition to a Power View report in SharePoint. One of the biggest complaints that I get as I demo Power View in SharePoint is its inability to save custom preferences for different user groups. In other words, if I have a dashboard built with geography as one of

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