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
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
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
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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
This is a topic that will get a lot of coverage on my blog. I am planning to do some research on Business Intelligence maturity models. There are plenty of articles written on this subject, however, these articles are usually scoped to a state of Business Intelligence in a specific company. The topic is not … Continue reading Consumerization of Business Intelligence
Some believe that our eyes are a window to our soul. That may be true, although in this day and age I believe that the quickest way to size one up is to take a detailed inventory of one's Apple products portfolio... This is an intricate exercise that if done right can yield invaluable insight … Continue reading Apple and I