Business Intelligence in SQL Server 2014 – SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)

  Updates to Design Tool installation                            SQL Server Data Tools for Business Intelligence (SSDT BI), previously known as Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS), is used to create Analysis Services models, Reporting Services reports, and Integration Services packages. In this pre-release version of SQL Server 2014, SQL Server Setup no longer installs SSDT BI. The…

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Interview with a SQL Server Guru: Shanky 621

My interview is with Shanky_621.     Shanky has 19K Recognition points, over 1K forum answers, and he has 3 TechNet Guru medals (for SQL Server), including 1 gold medal!    SQL Server is also my product I work on, so I love to see community members championing SQL Server!   Let’s get the interview started!…

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Power BI Q&A – Now you can search on your own data!!!

We are excited to announce that any Power BI customer can now preview Q&A with their own data!  In August we launched Q&A over a set of samples workbooks.  Since then we’ve evaluated over 500,000 requests with the Q&A natural language engine.   >>> This is a BIG UPDATE! Please help us blog and tweet this update to your…

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Power Map helps you raise children!

Well, sort of. =^)   This video is giving me goosebumps:   [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6aNnR1iyZ4]   Get more details here:   One Year Old Travels: A Father and Son’s Journey Through the First Year of Life    Fantastic blog post and video from Blair! Very emotional and fun!   Soundtrack:Artist: OdeszaSong: We Were YoungAlbum: Summer’s Gone   Other…

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SQL Server BI Gold Medal Winner – Using a View to Mask Multi-Server SSIS Package Configurations

Jason won the SQL BI Guru gold medal for October! Here’s his winning article…   Using a View to Mask Multi-Server SSIS Package Configurations By Jason Brugger December 8, 2013 SSIS Package Configurations allows property values which are particular to a given SQL Server instance to be customized for that instance without modification to the…

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