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    My blog post on the Australian IT news site has gone live, and can be found at - http://blogs.theaustralian.news.com.au/ontheradar/index.php/australian-it/comments/to_bi_or_not_to_bi/ . Please provide your feedback and comments.
  • Blog Post: Tips & Tricks: SharePoint 2010 Performance Point Services–Reporting Services report settings

    I see this occur quite often and even I keep on repeating this mistake – when it comes to setting up the Report Server URL and Report URL properties for a Reporting Services based report (in SharePoint integrated mode) in Performance Point Services Dashboard Designer. I will quite often just copy and...
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  • Blog Post: HPs Business Decision Appliance–Special Pricing for Australia

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  • 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: Not SQL Related - but been working on some BI things lately so I thought I would share

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  • Blog Post: Join the Free Big Data Webinar on 13th August 2013

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  • Blog Post: BigData! Hype or Reality?

    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...