Access SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Cube Data With Familiar Tools

Now that you understand how to design and query Analysis Services cubes, this eighth unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN describes how to access cube data from familiar tools like Reporting Services, Excel 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Excel Services. Here’s an overview of the new unit:…

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Learn MDX Query Development

Now that you understand the fundamentals of SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services cube design, it’s time to learn how to query them.  This seventh unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN will introduce you to the basics of using Multi-Dimensional Expressions (MDX) to develop powerful queries…

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Learn SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Development

Developers worldwide use SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services to build comprehensive, enterprise-scale analytic solutions that reach users through familiar applications. If you have never developed a cube and you want to understand why you should, this new unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN is a…

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SQL Insights PreCon at TechEd North America 2011

Are you planning on attending TechEd North America 2011 in Atlanta?  If so I’d like to encourage you to register for a special pre-conference session entitled Build Your First Microsoft BI Solution with SQL Server 2008 R2.  This is a special one-day delivery of the popular SQLInsights content by the author, Peter Myers. This is…

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Learn SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Publishing and Access Techniques

Now that you understand how to develop reports, the next step is to understand how to publish and access them from your applications.  This fifth unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN will introduce you to this topic.  It also covers how to enable self-service reporting by…

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Learn SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Development

Do you need to develop rich, interactive reports as an integrated part of a business intelligence solution?  If so, then check out this fourth unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN. In just a couple of hours you can learn how to start developing your first reports…

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Learn SQL Server 2008 R2 Integration Services Now

Check it out developers, today we published the third unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN.   I hope you will take some time from your busy schedule to learn how to develop an ETL process (extract, transform, load) with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).  Developers use SSIS…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course

Today I’m pleased to announce the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights), a new self-paced online training course brought to you by Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism.  This is a is a great resource for developers, consultants and evangelists who want to learn how to build solutions that deliver rich integrated…

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