One of the big frastrations with Office 365 was its limited support (trying to stay positive here) of some of the key SharePoint features, such as, for example, Microsoft Business Intelligence stack. Even though the current iteration does support PowerPivot and Excel Services. Rumor has it PowerView will be supported in Office 365 starting June,
Month: May 2012
Had a long conversation with a senior Microsoft executive few days ago. It appears that HTML5 support for PowerView will be released with the Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2012 by the end of this calendar year. A little too late for my taste, but I will take what I can get. My prognostication is
As I demo MDS, there is one question that is asked pretty often – “Do I have to use the Import Wizard to pull the data from the Stage table into the MDS table?”. Microsoft made this a little bit confusing so I am going to explain how Stage sync can be initiated programmatically. There
The second iteration of the tabular model for analysis services now allows us to implement very sophisticated security scenarios including row-level dynamic security. In order to implement it, first we need the means of finding out the windows credentials of the user. That can be accomplished using the DAX function USERNAME(). Second, we need to map
I have finally figured out how to exit the Full Screen mode on a tablet. Normally, one would need to hit Escape to exit into the reading or editing modes. Since there are no Esc key on the soft keyboard, it was always a challenge for me to exit out. Yesterday, I finally found something
I just noticed that Chrome is not listed as a supported browser for PowerView and in fact somebody already filed it as an issue on the connect site here http://bit.ly/IYwdfx. I normally use Internet Explorer for everything work related, but I also use Chrome a lot for email and also Google Music service (not that it would not run
Microsoft Master Data Services is one of the most exciting new features of SQL Server 2012. Technically, the V1 of the product was introduced with SQL Server 2008 R2, but to be completely honest, it did not get much acceptance. In my prognostication, this will drastically change with the V2 of the product. There are two
Lists are one of the cornerstones of SharePoint and many companies have a wealth of information stored and managed using this SharePoint feature. I sometimes get questions whether it is possible to extract that data (or load that data) into a data warehouse or a cube elsewhere. The answer is yes, using the SharePoint SSIS Adapters.
Looks like we only have a month or two before the next version of Microsoft Office (commonly known as Office 15) becomes available for beta testing. Not surprising, SharePoint, Visio and Project will be released in a beta form around the same time.
Many great discussions are taking place about the future of the Multidimensional mode for the Analysis Services. It is very clear where the majority of the investment went for the 2012 version (hint… think rows and columns and not multidimensional). At the same time, one might argue that the traditional or Multidimensional set of features is already