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  • Blog Post: Analysis Services Report actions and SharePoint Integrated Mode Reports

    This is one of those things that you can easily get wrong from time to time, (I have ), so thought I would share it on my blog and hopefully it will save some of you from facing the same issue. When you have Reporting Services running in SharePoint integrated mode and you want to enable an action on...
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  • Blog Post: Optimizing SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint for Private Cloud - Business Intelligence White Paper

    The managed self-service business intelligence (BI) capabilities of SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint Server 2010 make it easier than ever for business users to create and share rich, powerful BI solutions through familiar Microsoft Office applications, while allowing IT administrators to efficiently monitor...
  • Blog Post: Have you registered for the Big Picture Event?

      Experience the future. NOW. Driven by the thought “Don’t tell me, SHOW ME!”, Microsoft brings you a complimentary annual event that allows you to explore first-hand cutting-edge and amazing Microsoft technology in action. Discover a theme park of possibilities packed with a series of different...
  • Blog Post: Selecting the right Self-Service BI Tool

    Self service BI is getting lot of attention, and there are lot of tools out there in the market from multiple vendors. Some with real great visualization and leveraging the new in-memory processing models. Remember that when it comes to Self-service BI you want to make it as easy as possible for the...
  • Blog Post: Fill out Cloud BI Survey and win XBOX 360 with Kinect

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  • Blog Post: New on Technet - BI Scenarios site

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  • Blog Post: Big Data in my little head

    I recently attended internal training on Microsoft Big Data presented by our partner in this space Horton Works. It was a bit of a learning curve as the world of Big Data is a paradigm shift to the relational world, or so I thought. It turns out it isn't that remarkably different. The Horton Works guys...
  • Blog Post: The premier BI event you can't miss.

    We are excited to be hosting this year’s Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference 2010 in New Orleans, LA! We invite you to join us for this event which will showcase Microsoft’s market-leading business intelligence (BI) products, solution expertise and customer successes. Additionally, this year’s...
  • Blog Post: Big Data in Cloud with HDInsight Service Preview

    Preview of the Windows Azure HDInsight Service -- our cloud-based distribution of Hadoop – is broadly available through the Windows Azure Portal. The Windows Azure HDInsight Service is built on the Hortonworks Data Platform to ensure long term compatibility with Apache Hadoop , while providing customers...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft BI Video

    As part of the BIEB series, a short video of mine explaining Microsoft's BI capability has been published on The Australian newspaper website. Hope you find it informative and quickly summarises the concept of PowerPivot coming out shortly in SQL Server 2008 R2. Link to video: http://player.video...
  • Blog Post: Join the Free Big Data Webinar on 13th August 2013

    Equipped for the Future Find out how your organisation can gain rich insights through data-driven decision-making, without having a set of technical experts.          Register Now Turning Data into Dollars – leveraging Business Intelligence to grow your business 13 August at 1pm AEST    Featured...
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    I have recently had the opportunity to present on the topic of BigData at several forums including the DW 2.0 Asia-Pac Summit and at the Microsoft Big Picture event. At both these events there were sceptics of BigData and as such I thought I might write this blog post. I must agree partly though with...