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  • Power Query support for Analysis Services (MDX)

    Today at TechEd Europe 2014 Miguel Llopis made the first public show of Power Query support for Analysis Services. This is still not available, but it should be released soon (hopefully it will be our Christmas gift!). Here is a list of features shown:It should be able to query both Multidimensional and TabularGenerates query in MDX (no DAX by ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on October 28, 2014
  • Natural and Unnatural Hierarchies in #powerpivot and #tabular

    Last week I wrote an article about Natural Hierarchies in Power Pivot and Tabular where I show why it is important creating natural hierarchies for performance reasons. I’d like to spend a few words about the reasons why this is so important, so you might read the article in advance before moving forward. I had to investigate on a performance ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on February 4, 2014
  • Converting #MDX to #DAX and PowerPivot Workshop online #ppws

    I just published the article Converting MDX to DAX – First Steps on the renewed SQLBI web site about converting MDX to DAX. The reason is that with BISM Tabular in Analysis Services 2012 you will be able to write queries in both DAX and MDX. If you already know MDX, you might wonder how to “translate” your MDX knowledge in DAX. I think that this ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on November 7, 2011
  • Median, Moving Average, Quartile and Percentile calculations in #PowerPivot

    Javier Guillén wrote several blog post about how to implement certain common calculations in PowerPivot. It is interesting to read his posts not only because of the solutions he propose, but also because he uses several techniques that can be applied in other scenarios. Here is a list of posts and reasons to read:Calculating Moving Averages in ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on September 13, 2011
  • Microsoft updates its BI Roadmap - #ssas #bism #teched #powerpivot

    During TechEd 2011, Microsoft announced an important update to its BI roadmap. The reason why this is important is related to the previous announcement, which I discussed in November 2010 by including links to several sources and comments. At PASS Summit 2010 the announcement regarding the next version of SQL Server, codenamed ''Denali'', ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on May 18, 2011
  • The Microsoft BI Roadmap: BISM, UDM and Beyond

    Microsoft recently announced a new roadmap for its BI architecture. The next version of SQL Server, codenamed “Denali”, is going to introduce a new semantic model named BISM (Business Intelligence Semantic Model). Analysis Services will host it and it will be queryable through MDX and DAX. DAX has been introduced in PowerPivot as an expression ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on November 15, 2010
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