Understanding the TFS cube

Jimmy’s first blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/teams_wit_tools/archive/2007/04/30/understanding-the-tfs-cube.aspx) on the Team blog explains the structure of the TFS cube! He covers four perspectives* in great detail. *”Perspectives” is a great feature in SQL Server 2005 (Enterprise Edition) that groups the subset of related cube entities, such as measure groups and dimensions, into views; it makes it easier to navigate the cube….


A cool report authoring tool

In V1, the primary report authoring options are 1/ write SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports using Visual Studio Report Designer (part of the Business Intelligence Studio – or BIDS) 2/use Excel to connect to the cubes and build reports. Users can use also use Report Builder, a report authoring tool that ships with SSRS,…


2.0 – Project 2 VSTS

It’s been a while since my last post. A short period after I started this blog, an opportunity to work with the Visual Studio Team System team presented itself – and I grabbed it! So, this blog’s going to change from “Programming with Project” to “Team Foundation Server Reporting” – since that’s the feature-set I…