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Microsoft has recently released a Cumulative Update 2011-12 for Microsoft SharePoint that enables consuming Microsoft BI data visualizations on Apple iPad running iOS 5 Safari browser. Not all visualizations are supported: Visualization Type Renders on iPad Dashboards (filters, linked elements) YES Excel Services (including PPS webpart) YES Reporting Services (including PPS webpart) NO PerformancePoint ScoreCards YES … Continue reading SharePoint on iPad
great tip on how to process your analysis services cubes faster by running the processing in more threads http://geekswithblogs.net/ManicArchitect/archive/2010/11/02/142558.aspx
Windows 8 Consumer Preview comes with a map application pre-installed, however today I tried to look up an address using Google Maps. Unfortunately, Google Maps are useless on a Windwos 8 Tablet without using a mouse. Zooming on the map does not chagne the scale of the map but rather zooms in on the actual image of … Continue reading Google Maps and Windows 8 Tablet
Finally got around to testing whether Microsoft PowerView will run on Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I am running the new Microsoft's operating system on my Samsung Series 7 tablet and, generally speaking, I am very satisfied with most of the new features. Mobility is one of the few major holes in Microsoft's BI stack, so I … Continue reading PowerView on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
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
This will one day evolve into an article, or a book, or an engaging conversation over a beer or two. For now, I just want to sketch out a few things that have been occupying my brain for the last few weeks... so here are a couple of angles to consider: Business Intelligence is not … Continue reading …a long rant on Business Intelligence
if you are struggling with pulling data from SAP, this list of essential SAP tables could be helpful DD02L SAP Tables DD03L Table Fields DD04L Data elements TADIR Directory of Repository Objects VARID Variant for Reports TFDIR Function Modules T100 Messages TSE05 ABAP Editor insert commands USR03 User address data USR02 Logon data USR01 User … Continue reading Important SAP tables
Microsoft is re-branding its Vertipaq in-memory engine that is currently used in PowerPivot and naming it xVelocity. That's hardly worth a blog entry per se.. Howerver, and this is big, xVelocity now is added to both Analysis Services AND Database engines... Supposedly, this technology incrases preformance of the existing relational queries by 10-100... I will … Continue reading xVelocity
Gartner's Doug Laney has coined this term to define IT investments that are justified by catastrophic losses of data... I like the term a lot more than I like his post but I feel like I need to give credit to where it's due so please read his thoughts on blunderfunding here...