Configuring Security for Microsoft Master Data Services in SQL Server 2012

I spent quite a bit of time today troubleshooting a very annoying issue with MDS, which turned out to be a total user error.  For the longest time I could not figure out why my MDS users could not connect to my MDS models.  The confusion stems from the fact that even though you can … Continue reading Configuring Security for Microsoft Master Data Services in SQL Server 2012

Configuring SQL Server 2012 Data Alerts

Data alerts is one of the most exciting new features of SQL Server 2012 that allows users set up alerts based on Reporting Services reports.  These alerts generate email notifications bases on the query parameters specified.  Several things need to be configured in order to enable this functionality: Report Datasources must use stored user credentials.. … Continue reading Configuring SQL Server 2012 Data Alerts

Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Samsung Series 7 Tablet review

Maybe review is too ambitious of a word, so let's think of this as more of a first impression. I have been using Windows 8 Consumer Preview for a couple of weeks now and I think I have finally gathered a statistically significant number of observations to share. Here they are in no particular order: … Continue reading Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Samsung Series 7 Tablet review

Drillable charts in Mcrosoft Office 15

I believe that Microsoft has delivered a very solid release with SQL Server 2012.  I love MDS V2, I am giddy with excitement about columnstore indexes (still trying to hunt down any hints that would substantiate the claimed availability of this technology for Analysis Services), I think that PowerView will be a huge success, although … Continue reading Drillable charts in Mcrosoft Office 15