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….
Automating refreshing of Power BI Reports and Dashboards with Excel Workbooks and Power Update
I recently tested to see if it was possible to upload an Excel Workbook to One Drive for Business, and then use this within Power BI. This was successful. Then I saw, and it appeared that if you used an Excel Workbook from One Drive…
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….
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….
SSIS – Using Date and Time Cache Lookups for faster inserts into Fact Tables
What happened is that I found that when doing inserts on larger data sets, it would take a long time to complete the date and time joins. If I excluded this the data would be returned a lot quicker. So my solution to the…
SSIS – Creating new Partitions in SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) with XMLA and Analysis Services DDL
What I wanted to do is to create a process in SSIS that did not use code to create new SSAS Partitions using XMLA. NOTE: This is quite a long blog post, but it has all the details from start to finish to get…
SSIS – Running single SSIS packages in Parallel to get faster performance for multiple data loads
What we are going to show you below, is that by using ONE SSIS package, we can re-use this one SSIS package multiple times to get data from multiple sources, possibly from different databases hosted in different locations around the world. So in effect we…