Tabular project structure

Tabular projects have a very simple structure. When you create a tabular project, you see two files in the Solution Explorer: TabularProject1.smproj and Model.bim. You are allowed only one .bim file per .smproj. Although you can sidecar whatever other files you like in your .smproj, such as text readme files, these other files cannot take…


Tabular Designer Architecture

In my post for tabular projects on the Analysis Services team blog, I gave a high-level overview of what tabular modeling is all about. That post gives a basic overview of how to get started writing models to be deployed to the VertiPaq engine. But how do the tools work? And why is the modeling…


Changing focus

This blog is back. Some time ago, I left the Workflow Designer team and joined the SQL Server Analysis Services team. Immediately, we got busy with SQL Server Denali. With no public release of the stuff I was working on, I (rather uncharacteristically) didn’t have much to say, so I let this blog die off. Now things have changed….