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Disabling Download Icon From Power BI Report Server

I read that we can remove the Download button from the main menu of Power BI Reporting Services. This is needed to clean up the Portal and remove anything that can be confusing to users. But, the only…

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SQL Server 2017–Upgrading Reporting Services

Upgrading SQL Server to 2017 Upgrading a SQL Server instance to 2017 has some changes. The first big one has to do with Reporting Services (SSRS). The installation program no longer installs SSRS and suggests to upgrade before…

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OLAP Acronym returns

After reviewing Azure Data Architecture Guide, I noticed the label Online Analytical Database (OLAP) referenced as the description for Azure Analysis Services. I will call Azure Analysis Services AAS from here on. The AAS is using tabular models…

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Power BI – 5 Nice On Premise Features That Can Be Used Part 1

Thank you Microsoft for porting Power BI reports to SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). This goes along way with IT shops that are still On-Premise. There is no denying that more development is going to Azure. Some IT…

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Analysis Services Series on SQLShack

Please visit SQLShack.com for new articles on many facets of SQL Server. I have been trying my best to document how to create SQL Server Analysis Service databases with Multidimensional Cubes as well as Tabular Models. The start…

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Query Data Store–SQL Server 2016

SQL Server’s new Query Data Store is a brilliant option for databases if you are a DBA or have to do performance tuning on T-SQL queries. This new feature of SQL Server 2016 is contained within a database…

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SQL Server 2016–Live Query Statistics

WOW!!! The next great update to Execution Plans is a way to watch the processing of rows through iterators while the query runs. Never saw that coming. And even a bonus, you can use SQL Server 2016 Management…

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Live! 360–Speaking at SQL Server Live Orlando 2016

If you are looking for a great conference to attend, please look at Live! 360. This event combines 6 different areas of IT (including SQL Server) with some of the great experts presenting sessions for 5 days. The…

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Using a Lookup Component in SSIS for Surrogate Keys in a Fact table

There are many suggestions for loading a data warehouse using SQL Server integration Services (SSIS). Once you get started, you find a pattern to repeat for facts and dimensions. This might be because the consistency Dimensional Modeling suggests…

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Analysis Services: Solving Hierarchy Errors of Uniqueness

Multidimensional Cubes provide speed when it comes to retrieving aggregations that are important to business decisions. Being able to slice or group the measures by dimension attributes helps with a quick analysis and flexible/interactive reporting. Configuring these attributes…

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