SQL Server 2012 has been released

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Enabling Crescent in SharePoint 2010

  If you followed my earlier post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/querysimon/archive/2011/07/18/installing-sharepoint-2010-together-with-denali-ctp3.aspx) about installing Denali CTP3 together with SharePoint 2010 then you will find that Reporting Services have not been enabled in the SharePoint site. One thing that has changed in Denali compared to SQL Server 2008 R2 is that Reporting Services is a shared service when it is…


Installing SharePoint 2010 together with Denali CTP3

Now that Denali CTP3 is out I would like to setup a complete demo environment on one of my VM’s for a base image I suggest that you can use the pre-installed one from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/virtual-hard-drive.aspx. The installation of Denali CTP3 was very straight forward, I did a complete install of all the features and I…


Problems with the SSAS Tabular Model Projects Denali CTP3 samples

      UPDATE: The samples have been refreshed if you experience this problem please download the samples again and it has been fixed.       As part of understanding the new Tabular Model in Analysis Services I downloaded the sample databases from http://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/releases/view/55330 I always finds it valuable to go through all the…


First impressions installing Denali CTP3 SSAS

Now that Denali CTP3 have been released to the public I wanted to post a blog post of the installation procedures. Installation is very similar to previous versions. First thing to do is to run the SQLFULL_x64_ENU_Install file that will unpack the installation files. By default it will unpack the files to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\<guid>\ After this…

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