Mark will explain the use cases for Analysis Services, illustrate how it improves performance for large data sets and eases report writing, and will go through a practical example of building a first Analysis Services solution
In this session we’ll look at a number of different data scenarios and explore ways of remodelling the data to optimise it for cubes and MDX. Sometimes a small ETL change can have a dramatic impact on the cube's functionality and simplicity.
In this session, we will analyze the way DAX solves filtering. Starting from simple queries, we will follow the steps DAX does with the filter context, discovering the internals of the query engine of DAX.
This session looks at the most significant new functionality to be added to SSAS Multidimensional in recent years: support for the DAX language and Power View.
Excel is “The” analytical tool in Microsoft suite for advanced analysts. This session introduces Excel 2013 and 2010 business intelligence capabilities.
Processing of SSAS OLAP databases can be a tricky business, particularly when it comes to incremental processing of dimensions. John will give you real life examples of why certain approaches work and others do not.
Compare and contrast how multidimensional and tabular achieve the same end result in quite different ways. Features covered can be used in a broad range of scenarios (not only currency conversion), adding valuable knowledge to your SSAS arsenal.
This session will discuss what a modern strategy for data warehousing can be in this era, considering how the use of technologies like PowerPivot or Analysis Services Tabular affect the way you should model your data.
PowerPivot is a breakthrough for self-serve BI but is not easily deployed in the enterprise. Join us for this fast-paced, technical demonstration on how to upgrade PowerPivot into secure and scalable Analysis Services tabular cubes
In this session, we are going to explain and test different DW features in SQL Server 2012, including star join optimization through bitmap filters, table partitioning, window functions, columnstore indices and more.
Learn how Varigence tools accelerate BI development, enhance reusability, and improve agility through the use of customizable patterns and automation scripts and transform your metadata into comprehensive BI solutions.
This session will cover advanced security topics in the Analysis Services Multidimensional model.
In this session we'll understand the best practices of using this new technology. What exactly is it good for? When to use it and when NOT to?
Migration, Security, Administration and other tips and tricks.
The Microsoft BI stack has a number of tools for data visualization - Excel, Power View, native Reporting Services, and Performance Point. Come see each visualization applied to the new tabular model in Analysis Services.
Users love flexible analytics but hate to wait for the data to be loaded into a traditional data warehouse. John will describe how to build an infrastructure to support real-time loading of your OLAP cubes so your user's get exactly what they want
Most of us use Excel in our Daily work, but are you familiar with the Business Intelligence features in Excel? In this session we'll look at some of the most common and useful BI features in Excel 2010 and discuss limitations and best practices.
In this session you will see how to create a BISM Tabular data model from scratch, providing the required metadata in order to improve user experience navigating the data model by using client tools like Excel PivotTable and Power View.
But were afraid to ask.
Pyramid Analytics burst onto the Microsoft BI scene with not only a full roadmap for ProClarity users, but also with cube driven dashboards that offer rich functionality – yet are easy to design and deploy by business users.
Ever deployed an Analysis Services cube that worked perfectly well with one user on the development server, only to find that it doesn’t meet the required volumes of user concurrency?
Learn how to monitor Analysis Services with SQL Sentry Performance Advisor. Get tips on best practices, monitoring counters and options plus improve your understanding of how Analysis Services uses memory and where it differs from SQL Server.
This session will do a brief overview of Analysis Services 2012 performance topics, and drill into some common methods for investigating performance issues. The talk will be adjusted based on the audience interests.
Snapshots without snapshots...is that possible? Take a "Classic" snapshot fact table, add some temporal data theory and you'll get a new fact table than can store snapshot data without doing snapshots. A life saver when you have a lot of data.
Reporting Services is a powerful tool that can make designing reports a snap...most of the time. Design format starts with your report query. Take your queries to the next level with MDX concepts to conquer the trickiest report layouts.
This session explains what the BI Semantic Model in SQL Server Denali is, how it is related to Analysis Services, and provides a brief introduction to the new Tabular model.
SQL Server Code Name Denali Reporting Services will include Project Crescent for visualizing, interacting with and presenting data. Project Crescent. Come to this session to see how to make the most of this new tool.