A New BI Blog

Cristian Petculescu, principal architect on the Analysis Services team, has started blogging.  Cristian’s most recent work was shown in the recent TechEd and BI Conference keynotes – the PivotViewer extension for Reporting Services.  He talks a bit about it in his latest post.


Gemini Blog Posts

Our PMs are starting to author Gemini blog posts that describe various aspects of Gemini.  There are two new ones: Importing Data Using Data Feeds


The Gemini Project

For the past year and a half I’ve been working in the SQL Server Analysis Services team.  This week, we unveiled some details about the new project we’re working on, project Gemini (aka Kilimanjaro), at the second annual BI conference.  A quick rundown of some of what the web is saying about it: News:http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/oct08/10-06BI08PR.mspxhttp://www.nytimes.com/idg/IDG_852573C400693880002574DA006E1A0E.html?ref=technologyhttp://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/business_applications/microsoft_bi_gemini_lands_at_kilimanjaro.htmlhttp://www.informationweek.com/news/business_intelligence/databases/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=210700128&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_ALLhttp://www.eweek.com/c/a/Database/Microsoft-Focuses-on-BI-for-SQL-Server-Kilimanjaro/http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-SQL-Server-Code-Named-Kilimanjaro-in-2010-95083.shtmlhttp://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1621http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39499503,00.htmhttp://www.crn.com/software/210700189  Blogs:http://sqlblog.com/blogs/mosha/archive/2008/10/06/so-what-is-exactly-project-gemini.aspxhttp://blogs.msdn.com/ashvinis/archive/2008/10/08/the-impact-of-gemini-or-the-power-of-a-simple-question.aspxhttp://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/barbaro/archive/2008/10/07/the-future-of-sql-server-project-kilimanjaro-madison-and-gemini.aspxhttp://sqlblog.com/blogs/marco_russo/archive/2008/10/06/microsoft-bi-conference-2008-announcements-on-stage.aspxhttp://cwebbbi.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!7B84B0F2C239489A!2818.entryhttp://blogs.adatis.co.uk/blogs/timkent/archive/2008/10/07/day-1-at-the-bi-conference.aspxhttp://blogs.msdn.com/sqlcat/archive/2008/10/06/project-gemini-building-models-and-analysing-data-from-excel.aspxhttp://www.brentozar.com/archive/2008/10/project-kilimanjaro-gemini-announcements/http://sandeep-giri.blogspot.com/2008/10/microsoft-bi-vision-excel-bi-democracy.html…


SSAS Blogs

Similar to my software testing blog list, I’m starting a list of blogs related to SQL Server Analysis Services.  Not much there yet but the list will grow.

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SQL Server Analysis Services-related Blogs

This page contains the list of Analysis Services/BI blogs that I know about. Darren GosbellTeo LachevClay LenhartJamie MacLennanVidas MatelisMosha Pasumansky (at sqljunkies)Mosha Pasumansky (at sqlblog)SQL CAT Team – Analysis Services tagChris Webb

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Video Tutorials – BI with Excel 2007

I saw this from Bogdan Crivat’s blog.  I haven’t checked it out yet but it’s on my “to do” list.


SQL Server Analysis Services Related Books

Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2005Foundations of SQL Server Business IntelligenceThe Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit: With SQL Server 2005 and the Microsoft Business Intelligence ToolsetMicrosoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis ServicesMicrosoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services Step by StepPractical Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2005Professional SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 with MDX

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