3 Big Changes in Analysis Services 2012 Enabling Flexible Design

February 11, 2012

The upcoming release of SQL Server 2012 has a lot of new features for business intelligence developers to love. The free preview of Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Microsoft Press, 2012) does not include the chapter on Analysis Services, but you’ll be able to read the details when the final version of the ebook is […]


Installing SharePoint 2010 and PowerPivot for SharePoint on Windows 7

May 23, 2010

Many people like me want (or need) to do their business intelligence development work on a laptop. As someone who frequently speaks at various events or teaches classes on all subjects related to the Microsoft business intelligence stack, I need a way to run multiple server products on my laptop with reasonable performance. Once upon […]


Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 – Business Intelligence Samples

April 30, 2010

On April 14, 2010, Microsoft Press (blog | twitter) released my latest book, co-authored with Ross Mistry (twitter), as a free ebook download – Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. As the title implies, this ebook is an introduction to the latest SQL Server release. Although you’ll find a comprehensive review of the product’s features […]


Installing Reporting Services 2008 R2 in SharePoint Integrated Mode

February 20, 2010

I recently performed an installation of Reporting Services 2008 R2 in SharePoint Integrated mode on two servers. The SSRS integrated mode R2 version is supposed to have much improved performance over the previous version. I’m still in progress of benchmarking tests, so can’t comment yet, but there were some installation steps that I had to […]