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  • Announcements at PASS Summit 2015: #SSAS CTP3 and more #sqlpass #summit15

    I’m sitting at the bloggers table at the Day 1 keynote of PASS Summit 2015 and I try to recap the important news for the BI community. SQL Server Analysis Services 2016 CTP 3 will be available in a few days here, but Microsoft already announced the news in this release: Previously announced news (most of them already described in this ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on October 28, 2015
  • BI Announcements at PASS Summit 2014 #sqlpass #powerbi #powerpivot

    This morning the PASS Summit 2014 started in Seattle and during the keynote there was several announcements from Microsoft. I’m considering here only the ones about Business Intelligence (you will find other blogs around about SQL Server). In the coming months, Azure SQL Database will get new features such as column-store indexes, ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on November 5, 2014
  • Discount for PASS Business Analytics Conference 2013 #passbac #ssas #sqlpass

    One month ago I wrote about my sessions at PASS Business Analytics Conference 2013, in Chicago, IL on April 10-12, 2013. If you still have not registered, you can save $200 by using the code BAC228BL and you should hurry up, because there is another discount if you register within March 15, 2013. If you are too lazy to click on the previous post, ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on March 12, 2013
  • PASS Summit 2012: keynote and Mobile BI announcements #sqlpass

    Today at PASS Summit 2012 there have been several announcements during the keynote. Moreover, other news have not been highlighted in the keynote but are equally if not more important for the BI community. Let’s start from the big news in the keynote (other details on SQL Server Blog): Hekaton: this is the codename for in-memory OLTP ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on November 7, 2012
  • Meet SQLBI at PASS Summit 2012 #sqlpass

    Next week I and Alberto Ferrari will be in Seattle at PASS Summit 2012. You can meet us at our sessions, at a book signing and hopefully watching some other session during the conference. Here are our appointments: Thursday, November 08, 2012, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM – Alberto Ferrari – Room 606-607 Querying and Optimizing DAX (BIA-321-S) ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on November 2, 2012
  • LASTDATE dates arguments and upcoming events #dax #tabular #powerpivot

    Recently I had to write a DAX formula containing a LASTDATE within the logical condition of a FILTER: I found that its behavior was not the one I expected and I further investigated. At the end, I wrote my findings in this article on SQLBI, which can be applied to any Time Intelligence function with a <dates> argument. The key ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on October 1, 2012
  • Speaking at PASS 2012 Summit in Seattle #sqlpass

    I will deliver two sessions at the next PASS Summit 2012: one is title Inside DAX Query Plans and the other is Near Real-Time Analytics with xVelocity (without DirectQuery). These will be two sessions that require a lot of preparation and even if I have already much to say, I still have a long work to do this summer in order to go deeper in ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on June 19, 2012
  • SSAS Maestro in Madrid (July 2011) and SQLPASS in Seattle (October 2011) #ssasmaestro #sqlpass

    In the last months I talked mostly about PowerPivot, but Analysis Services is still growing and a very good sign of that is the number of downloads of The Many-to-Many Revolution whitepaper, who has been published almost 5 years ago and recently surpassed 20,000 downloads. The download trend is a constant line made of tens of downloads every ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on May 12, 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
  • PASS Workshop “Creating a BI solution from A to Z” - Interview

    If you’re still unsure if the workshop I’ll deliver at PASS Summit the next November - “Creating a BI solution from A to Z” - is a good choice for you or not, you can get some more details reading the brief interview here: PASS Summit Post-Con Preview - Davide Mauri Where you’ll find answers to the following questions: Is there an audience ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on September 16, 2010
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