DAX Studio v2–Christmas comes early

Read the following in your best movie trailer voice….

It’s been a long time coming….

19 months in the making….

5,000 lines of XAML code….

7,000 lines of C# code…

With the ability to run both inside of Excel and as a Standalone program

Version 2 of DAX Studio is finally here.

Maybe that’s a bit melodramatic, but maybe you get a hint of how exciting it is to finally be able to share this with you all. Version 2 is pretty close to full re-write of the user interface. And in the process there have been a number of difficult hurdles to overcome. So it’s taken a bit longer than anticipated, but it’s finally ready.

Below is a screenshot of the new user interface, which I think you’ll agree looks pretty slick.

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You can download the latest version from http://daxstudio.codeplex.com under the downloads tab. The documentation tab has also been updated to cover all the new features in in v2.

Some of the exciting new features are:

  • An “Office 2013” ribbon window
  • True tabular metadata (modelled of the PowerView metadata pane)
  • Integrated tracing support
  • Bracket matching
  • Version update notification
  • comment / uncomment support
  • a single universal installer
  • plus many more 

But probably more importantly the code has been re-architected in a more modular structure so it should be easier to extend and improve going forward. There are still plenty of features that I’d like to add and it should be possible to do some smaller releases now that the major re-structuring is complete.

enjoy :)

Print | posted on Monday, December 8, 2014 11:18 PM

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I heart you so hard. Integrated tracing and server timing is freakin amazing -- can't wait to try this.
Left by Scott Senkeresty on Dec 09, 2014 7:26 AM

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Superb effort Darren. Well done !
Left by Greg Low on Dec 09, 2014 11:32 AM

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Awesome!! Thanks Darren.
Left by Régis Baccaro on Dec 09, 2014 6:12 PM

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This is brilliant. You've made a great tool even greater :)
Left by Michael Amadi on Dec 09, 2014 6:50 PM

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Thank you Darren!

Appreciate what you have done.

Not sure if there will be Christmas cards coming from Excel users. You should. We keep getting cool tools that allow us to stay relevant in the age of data.

For those of us who have never ever fired up visual studio (are financial people supposed to?) could you, perhaps do a hangout or youtube on how you did this could be done....ok, I'm pushing my luck :-)
Left by greg kramer on Dec 10, 2014 7:12 AM

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Check this oit
Left by Ben on Dec 10, 2014 11:01 AM

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