1 hour timeout for data refreshes in Powerpivot for Sharepoint

In the previous blog post I explained that we have a 1 hour timeout in Powerpivot for Excel due to the inherited default SSAS instance properties. Now you might argue that this timeout should not pose a problem in the Powerpivot for Sharepoint environment. After all we are using a standalone SSAS instance in Sharepoint mode….


1 hour timeout for data imports in Powerpivot for Excel

This article describes an issue you may face when your data import in Powerpivot for Excel takes longer than 1 hour. Typically you should not run into this type of issue because Powerpivot for Excel was designed as an interactive tool with moderate amounts of data in mind. 1 hour should give you ample time to import all…


Where did my process progress events go?

Today’s post is about an elusive issue that was keeping us busy for a while. When you process SSAS objects (database, cube, partition, dimension etc.) manually in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) or Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS), then you get a nice progress report window that shows you all processing stages:  However, sometimes you do…