Archive for category: Azure

Processing Azure Analysis Services Using Azure Automation

19 November, 2017 (15:12) | Analysis Services, Automation, Azure, PowerShell, SSAS | By: Mark V

Recently, I was working with a customer who was deploying a Tabular model to Azure Analysis Services. They were wondering how they would automate the processing of that model. There are certainly a few ways to do that. You can do it with C# or JavaScript via Azure Functions, as is described in this post […]

NEW Elastic Database Jobs: SQL Agent For Azure SQL Database

7 November, 2016 (09:00) | Azure, Azure SQL Database, SQL | By: Mark V

Azure SQL Database is part of a strong, and strengthening overall Data story in Microsoft Azure. The flexibility of the platform, the scalability, both up and out, and the fact that so much functionality is just included all combine to show Azure SQL Database as a great offering. One thing that has been missing that […]

Passing Credential Asset in Azure Automation Test Pane

8 August, 2016 (11:00) | Automation, Azure, PowerShell | By: Mark V

Lately, I have been learning Azure Automation. If you are not familiar with it, I encourage you to follow the link in the previous sentence. The remainder of this post will assume you have some familiarity with it. Note: The solution presented here works today. As Azure Automation continues to evolve, there is no guarantee […]

Connect Suggestion: SSAS Tabular Images In Azure VM Gallery

7 July, 2016 (12:19) | Azure, Connect, SSAS, Tabular | By: Mark V

Greetings, noble readers. Currently, when utilizing the SQL Server images in the VM Gallery in Azure, any installations of SQL Server Analysis Services default to Multidimensional. Thus, if you want SSAS Tabular, you have additional work to perform. I was just chatting with a Senior Program Manager on the SQL Server Analysis Services product team. […]

PASS Summit Interview With Kamal Hathi

13 November, 2013 (10:00) | Azure, Interviews, PASS, SSAS | By: Mark V

For the third, and final, installment in my PASS Summit Interview series, I present my interview with Kamal Hathi, Director of Program Management for Business Intelligence Tools at Microsoft. Kamal is the one who is ultimately responsible for the direction of Microsoft BI. As with my other interviews, the byproducts of casual conversation have been […]