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  • Windows Azure Step-by-Step

    My colleague and friend Roberto Brunetti wrote Windows Azure Step by Step Microsoft Press. It is a good introductive book about programming on Windows Azure. He is a well known speaker, author and trainer in Italy and he finally used its great skills to explain Windows Azure to a broader international audience. I’m waiting my copy, in the meantime ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on June 8, 2011
  • PowerPivot ebook - 50% discount offer of the day

    Yesterday I delivered my Inside DAX session at PASS 2010. Someone might have missed the link to buy the PowerPivot for Excel 2010 book with a 50% discount that is valid just today. The link is!
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on November 10, 2010
  • PowerPivot book sample chapters available in PDF

    You can download these two sample chapters of the PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning book: Chapter 2 - PowerPivot at Work This is introductive and suggested to read to anyone who is new to PowerPivot Chapter 7 – Date Calculations in DAX Do you want to make date calculation in DAX? This is the chapter for ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on October 19, 2010
  • PowerPivot book in stock!

    My Microsoft® PowerPivot for Excel® 2010: Give Your Data Meaning book has been printed and is now in stock on many bookstores! This is another good news of the past week, who have been dense of good news. I and Alberto have been interviewed by Vidas Matelis about the book and we’ve received several subscriptions for our first PowerPivot Workshop ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on October 10, 2010
  • PowerPivot book samples are available

    The sample files of the PowerPivot book are available at this page, where you can download a 260Mb zipped file containing all the Excel workbooks used in the book to make the examples.
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on September 23, 2010
  • PowerPivot book RTM! And some DAX thoughts…

    Yesterday I had a nice time delivering the SQLBI Methodology session at 24 Hours of PASS. A few hours later, I had the news about the official RTM of the PowerPivot book I wrote with Alberto. The complete title is Microsoft® PowerPivot for Excel® 2010: Give Your Data Meaning and we hope it will be a good book for both advanced Excel users (who are ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on September 17, 2010
  • Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010 – book coming in September

    As you might already know, I and Alberto Ferrari are writing a book about PowerPivot 2010 for Excel. The official title is Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning and you can already order it on Amazon! However, it will be published in September 2010, and it is reasonable considered we are still in writing mode… Well, before ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on April 29, 2010
  • Discount offer on Expert Cube Development book

    This post is just a commercial – but, you know, when you write a book, there is no conflict of interests in promoting it! If you still don’t have our Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services book, you can get 25% off the print copy or a 50% off the eBook version (and much more if you buy both): the offer will ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on February 22, 2010
  • Free e-Book and Magazine

    A pair of Canadian Server MVPs have led the charge to create a free e-Book for developers called (what else?) ''Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers''.  This book features development tricks, tips and insights from 17 of the best developers in the game.  Download it now at ...
    Posted to Michael Coles: Sergeant SQL (Weblog) by Mike C on October 30, 2009
  • "SQL Server MVP Deep Dives" Book Available for Early Access/Pre-Orders

    The MVP authored book, SQL Server MVP Deep Dives is now available for early access and pre-orders at  The book is divided into 5 sections that cover everything from building a proper relational database to developing BI solutions: 1. Database Design and Architecture 2. Database Development 3. Database ...
    Posted to Michael Coles: Sergeant SQL (Weblog) by Mike C on September 16, 2009
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