BI Professional Survey

Hi everyone, We’re doing a survey of BI Professionals and we’d love to get input from you.  This survey is about tools and capabilities for SQL Server Analysis Services development. The survey is about 20 minutes long and we’d really appreciate it if you took the time to give us your feedback. The survey link… Read more

Power View for Multidimensional Models – Preview

Microsoft is offering SQL Server customers the opportunity to test and provide feedback on new functionality, Power View for Multidimensional Models. Available here, you can download and try out Power View with traditional SQL Server Analysis Services multidimensional cubes. This added functionality will help you maximize your existing BI investments while utilizing the latest BI… Read more

Poster Download: Microsoft Business Intelligence at a Glance

Over recent months, we had a lot of fun creating a Microsoft BI poster for SQL Pass and SharePoint Conference. As the title suggests, the poster shows the most important technologies in the Microsoft BI stack at a glance, arranged in various layers from the data sources all the way up to the client applications… Read more

Announcing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

This was a big day for us as Ted Kummert (Vice President for SQL Server) announced the general availability of SQL Server 2012 SP1 at the PASS Summit 2012 today. This is a significant release because it delivers important updates as well as new capabilities for Office 2013 and SQL Server 2012. We’ve already blogged… Read more

Configuring a Min-priv environment for PowerPivot for SharePoint 2013

  The new SharePoint 2013 release is bringing lots of excitingnew things, and on this blog post we will go over what’s necessary to configurePowerPivot for SharePoint 2013 in a least-privileged accounts environment. Themain idea is to use different accounts for different purposes, but all of themto have the least amount of privilege as possible… Read more