All (too) Quiet on the (South)Western Front

May 14, 2016

Well, sort of…. This blog has been quiet for nearly a year ever since I announced my name change, but my life has been less than quiet meanwhile. I’ve been caught up in a whirlwind of activities: Working on customer projects in which I pushed the envelopes of Biml, Master Data Services, and Analysis Services […]


A New Chapter…

June 4, 2015

It’s going to take some getting used to. For you and for me, but it’s worth it. Introducing the New Me I changed my name to Stacia Varga last month because (drumroll) on May 18 I was part of a fabulous #sqlwedding in Las Vegas in which @mr_stacia and I said some special words to […]


Getting Some Learnin’ On

March 26, 2015

With apologies to The Beatles, the theme song that’s been stuck in my head this month goes something like this, Learn, learn, learn There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done Nothing you can build that can’t be built Nothing you can learn that can’t be learnt It’s easy… I spend a lot of […]


16 Resources for Improving Your MDX Skills

January 13, 2012

If you’ve been following my recent series on MDX, which began with Location, Location, Location, you have learned some important concepts, but this series was merely an introduction and there is so much more to learn. To help you continue building your skills, here are a variety of resources that I recommend that you peruse. […]


MDX: Adding a Simple Calculation to a Query

January 3, 2012

After an intermission for the holidays, I’m resuming my series of posts that provide an introduction to MDX. This series began with Location, Location, Location, and continued through A Gentle Introduction to Sets. At this point, you should have a good idea of the basic structure of a query using objects in an Analysis Services […]