Archive for month: April, 2012

Upcoming Presentation: I-380 PASS May 8th

30 April, 2012 (09:30) | PASS, Presentations | By: Mark V

I am quite happy to say that I will be giving my MDX Trek: First Contact presentation to I-380 PASS on May 8th. Thanks to Ed Leighton-Dick ( b | t ) for the invitation.

SQL Saturday Madison (118) Top Ten List

25 April, 2012 (10:00) | PASS, Presentations, Professional Development, SQLSaturday | By: Mark V

I have a habit of posting Top Ten Lists after SQL events. I hereby continue said habit. As always, these are not really in any particular order. And also, as always, there were cool things that could not make this list due to limitations of the number Ten. A huge thank you to all the […]

Upcoming Presentation: PASS DW/BI Virtual Chapter May 9th

9 April, 2012 (10:00) | MDX, PASS, Presentations | By: Mark V

I am elated to announce that I will be delivering my MDX Trek: First Contact presentation on May 9th (at 4PM Central Time) to the PASS Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Virtual Chapter. I have presented to local groups and at SQL Saturdays before (with a few more coming in the next two months) but […]

Using Bogus Measures in SSRS Parameter Available Values Lists

3 April, 2012 (10:00) | MDX, SSRS | By: Mark V

I am currently working on a project involving many reports against an Analysis Services 2008 R2 cube that we implemented for the client. The available values lists for the report parameters are largely just lists of members of various dimension attribute hierarchies from the cube. Since we are not going to actually use any measures […]

Surprise SQL Server 2012 Feature: “It’s Like Siri….For SQL Server.”

1 April, 2012 (10:08) | SQL, SQLComedy | By: Mark V

In conjunction with the official release of SQL Server 2012 today, Microsoft has announced a surprise feature that was kept under wraps for three years. Casper Marley, Senior Program Manager for Microsoft’s newly announced Whimsical Products division put it this way, “It’s like Siri…for SQL Server.” “Siri,” Apple’s intelligent assistant that ships with the IPhone […]