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TechEd: BI Power Tools
For those of you who attended my talk or for any other interested parties, I have uploaded my slide deck from my MVP Theatre presentation at Tech.Ed Australia 2008 to my sky drive here: There is not too much to this deck as the presentation was mainly demos. If you are just after the links to the tools I demonstrated I have included them below: MDX Studio BIDS Helper Analysis Services Stored Procedure (ASSP) project PowerSSAS (which unfortunately only got a brief mention) And here are the links to ......

Posted On Saturday, September 6, 2008 2:10 PM | Comments (1)

MVP Theatre Agenda at Tech Ed Australia
If you are registered for Tech Ed Australia this year, come along to MVP Theatre to watch MVPs delivering sessions ranging from 20 minutes to the full 75 minutes. There are only 20 seats in MVP Theatre, so you need to be quick getting to the Expo Hall if you’re serious about catching an MVP Session. The Agenda for MVP Theatre is here (please watch it for last minute updates). To attend, you must be a registered delegate, so if you haven’t bought your Tech Ed ticket yet, you can register here. I’m ......

Posted On Sunday, August 24, 2008 10:20 PM | Comments (0)

Announcing the release of PowerSSAS: a PowerShell provider for Analysis Services
Anyone who has been reading this blog for a while will know that I was quite taken with PowerShell when it was released and was even playing with it back when it was only known by it's code name of "Monad". Well, back when it was still known as Monad, I started experimenting with writing a provider for Analysis Services. It was one of those side projects that I was toying with in my spare time and I kept telling myself that I just need to add one or two more features and then it would be ready for ......

Posted On Monday, November 19, 2007 11:24 PM | Comments (9)

SQL Server Katmai public CTP released!
I got the following email from fellow MVP Greg Linwood on behalf of the Melbourne SQL Server User Group this morning which was taken from a posting by Ed Lehman from Microsoft in the private MVP newsgroup. I have not read any other feeds yet, but I imagine this news will be all over the web today. There will probably be a flood of information on Katmai, now that a release is publicly available. Enjoy! E D L E H M A N'S P O S T I N G This coming Monday, June 4, we will release the June CTP of Katmai. ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 5, 2007 7:00 AM | Comments (0)

SSAS: BIDSHelper Released!
I am pleased to announce that we have just launched the first public release of BIDSHelper. What is it? It is an Add-in for the BI Development Studio (BIDS) for SQL Server 2005 that adds a number of useful features. This is an open source project, hosted on codeplex under a Shared Source Permissive License. Currently the features are all centred around SSAS, but we are planning to work on a few for SSIS and SSRS in future versions. Where do I get it? It can be downloaded from www.codeplex.com/bidshelper ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 15, 2007 10:42 PM | Comments (1)

Palo - More open source OLAP goodness
I got another head's up, this time from Marco at Groeneveld Management Services, about another open source OLAP application at www.palo.net, below is the Overview from their website: Palo Overview Are you working with big Excel workbooks that are difficult to maintain because of their size? Then Palo is for you. Palo is an advanced data store for Microsoft Excel that allows you to handle large amounts of Excel data on a small number of worksheets. In addition, it also allows you to share Excel data ......

Posted On Monday, February 20, 2006 6:22 PM | Comments (13)

Connecting to an Open Source OLAP engine from a command-line XMLA client
I got an interesting email from Chris Harringtion today which I though I would share: Hey, I had a really interesting impromtu collaboration yesterday with Nickolas Goodman. The results of our experiment are posted to his blog at http://www.bayontechnologie... I ran my command-line XMLA client on my machine and made requests to his Mondrian XMLA provider. Before talking with Nick I had no idea that there was an open source ROLAP PTS and XMLA provider. ......

Posted On Sunday, February 19, 2006 7:38 PM | Comments (1)