Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) News
November 07, 2014
Microsoft previewed a cloud database update and highlighted three new analytics applications at PASS 2014, reflecting its idea of using data to 'understand the past, analyze the present and predict the future.
January 31, 2014
The BI Semantic Model and Data Quality Services: These are two of the five SQL Server 2012 BI features that highlight this database release.
March 02, 2012
Better SQL Server scalability and lower costs have furthered Microsoft’s reach in recent years, industry observers say, and that’s good, because the competition is big and knows the turf well.
June 09, 2011
Better performing BI systems are invaluable to businesses itching to get ahead. Upgrade SQL Server to a newer version, Don Jones says, and you’ll be a step closer.
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Since several companies have geared business intelligence tools toward midmarket companies recently, options for SMBs are growing. Should you buy a SQL Server BI tool out of the box, or create one in -house? Continue Reading
Industry watchers weigh in on Microsoft SQL Server 2012, which offers added business intelligence capabilities for end users and IT. Features include Power View and master data management. Continue Reading
The Microsoft BI stack gains a few additions with release of SQL Server 2012, with new Excel-based Power View for business users and old standbys like Reporting Services. Continue Reading