Category: SSAS

BI-NSIGHT – Power BI Desktop (Date Hierarchy) – Power BI(Timeline Slicer Visual, Pin Excel Range to Dashboard, Power BI User Groups, Weekly Service Update, Visual Studio Application Insights Content Pack) – Microsoft BI Reporting Road Map – SQL Server 2016 SSIS Updates

With the Pass conference completed last week there has been a lot of information about SQL Server 2016 and the future does indeed look bright for BI within the Microsoft BI stack. And I personally think that in the future they will be leading in most of the BI areas. I am not going to go into all the details…

BI-NSIGHT – SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.0 (SSAS, SSRS, SSIS) – Power BI (Chiclet Visual, SparkPost Content Pack, Weekly Service Update, Personal Gateway Update, Tiles in SharePoint)

I expected this week to be a really interesting week with SQL Pass happening. As I was sure to see some really good and interesting updates from Microsoft and it sure is living up to this. There has been a lot of information on Twitter and on other blogs, so here is my take on the developments. SQL Server 2016…

BI-NSIGHT – Power BI (Desktop Update, Service Updates, API Updates, Mobile App Update, Visual Contest Results, Content Pack – Stripe) – Office 2016 (Excel Updates, Power Query Update, Excel Predictions) – SQL Server Analysis Service 2012 Tabular Update – SQL Server Analysis Services 2016 Extended Events

So this week there was once again a whole host of updates with Power BI, as well as finally the official release of Office 2016. It sure is a busy time be in Business Intelligence space, especially in the Microsoft space. So let’s get into it… Power BI – Desktop Update So I woke up this morning to see that…

BI-NSIGHT – Power BI – (Pin to Dashboard, Extending Power BI Pro Trial, Mobile App Update, All About Dashboards, comScore Content Pack) – Cortana Analytics (Azure Data Catalog) – SQL Server 2016 (SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Tabular Parallel Partition Processing) – Office 2016 (Official Release Date 22 Sep 2015) – Project Prajna

Once again there was a lot of updates from Microsoft, as well as some other really interesting information within the BI Space. So let’s get going! Power BI – Weekly Service Update (Pin to Dashboard, Extending Power BI Pro Trial) I have to say that they are rolling out service updates almost every week now. Which is great to see…

Power BI (Visual Contest, On the Go, Hyperlinks, Drill Up, Drill Down, tyGraph Content Pack) – SQL Server 2016 – CTP 2.3 (SSAS Tabular with a dose of speed, SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)) – Power BI (Personal Gateway for Power BI Update)

Right once again there is a lot to get into this week, and as with every week there are a whole host of Power BI updates. Power BI – Visual Contest I have to say that this is both a smart and fantastic move by Microsoft. This allows them to get or gain a whole host of new chart types…

BI-NSIGHT – SQL 2016 Preview (CTP2) – SSAS Partition Manager – Power BI Quickbooks Connector – Excel 2016 Updates

What started out as a rather quiet week in terms of news and what is going on within the Microsoft space, when I started going through my daily routine today there was some pleasant updates! SQL Server 2016 Preview (CTP2) After the Microsoft Ignite conference it was announced if I can remember correctly that there would be a SQL 2016…

BI-NSIGHT – SQL Server 2016 – Power BI Updates – Microsoft Azure Stack

Well I have to admit that it seems that the Microsoft machine has been working flat out to get out new products and updates. If my memory serves me, this is the third week in a row that Microsoft has released new products and updates. I am really enjoying it! But hopefully this will slow down, so that we can…

The future for me

I was reading through the email from The Databse Weekly and I saw an article from Paul Randal with regards to Paul being your mentor. This really got me thinking and where is my future within Business Intelligence (BI). I really love what I do. I get great satisfaction and enjoyment when I can tell people a story about their…

Sharepoint 2013 – refreshing excel workbook with direct connection to sql server analysis services (SSAS) cube

I have not blogged in a while, due to moving countries and starting a new job. So i do hope that this blog will help someone or let them know how easy it is to use SharePoint 2013 to refresh data in an Excel spreadsheet. What I needed to do, was to use an existing Excel spreadsheet which connected directly…