Business Intelligence

Tabular model.bim set to ‘read only’ in AdventureWorks Codeplex Tabular Models.

If you download the AdventureWorks tabular model from CodePlex, then the files are marked 'read only'. When I tried to open the file, I got a number of things happening. I've now changed so it isn't read-only - no surprise there!- I couldn't see any of the 'normal' buttons in Visual Studio. So, for example,… Continue reading Tabular model.bim set to ‘read only’ in AdventureWorks Codeplex Tabular Models.

Business Intelligence, PowerBI

BISM Connection is missing from Document Types in SharePoint

If you want to connect Power View to your Tabular model, then you need to create a BISM Connection file. What happens, however, if you try to create a new connection in your SharePoint Data Connections library, and cannot find the BI Semantic Model Connection document type under 'New Document'? It is missing! Why?This usually… Continue reading BISM Connection is missing from Document Types in SharePoint

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Power View User Data Source Credentials Error and Resolution

What happens if Power View loses its connectivity to the source? Or, let's envisage another scenario: you have a PowerPivot and corresponding Power View, taken from your development system. How can you move them to the test system, and make sure that the Power View still recognises its source?If Power View cannot connect to the… Continue reading Power View User Data Source Credentials Error and Resolution

Business Intelligence, SQLServerPedia Syndication

SQL Server Data Tools – September 2012 Update and updated Power Tools are released!

The SSDT team's continued commitment to delivering regular, frequent releases of SSDT to the web has shown itself once again! There's a new download available to you, and you can get it here.Also - the SSDT team have produced new Power Tools. The full blog list is here. The purpose of the current blog is… Continue reading SQL Server Data Tools – September 2012 Update and updated Power Tools are released!

Community, Data Relish Services, Women In Tech

‘Women in Technology’ at Munich SQLSaturday 170

'Women in Technology' at Munich SQLSaturday 170We look forward to welcoming you to SQLSaturday 170 in Munich! This will be the first SQLSaturday in Munich, and we'd also like to invite you to another innovation!The SQLSaturday 170 event in Munich is a great opportunity to meet and network with your peers. To make it easier… Continue reading ‘Women in Technology’ at Munich SQLSaturday 170

Community, Data Relish Services, Women In Tech

‘Women in Technology’ at Munich SQLSaturday 170

We look forward to welcoming you to SQLSaturday 170 in Munich! This will be the first SQLSaturday in Munich, and we'd also like to invite you to another innovation! The SQLSaturday 170 event in Munich is a great opportunity to meet and network with your peers. To make it easier for you to meet others, we… Continue reading ‘Women in Technology’ at Munich SQLSaturday 170

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Promotional Discount Code for SQL Server Live Orlando in December 2012

Thinking of coming to SQL Server Live Orlando in December 2012, but not sure about the cost? Here is a priority code that will allow you to have a $500 discount, identified here as follows:   The all-access Best Value Conference Package for just $1,595, a savings of $500.00 off the standard price of $2,095.In order… Continue reading Promotional Discount Code for SQL Server Live Orlando in December 2012

Business Intelligence, Copper Blue

Business Intelligence or Change Management? The Power of Being Broken

Poorly functioning Business Intelligence can be the symptom of a broken organisation. This manifests itself in different ways. It can show itself in hostility, as people stubbornly stick to the solutions and the 'old ways' that give them comfort - and sometimes, even power.  If an organisation is moving from a small organisation to a… Continue reading Business Intelligence or Change Management? The Power of Being Broken

Copper Blue, Data Relish Services, Data Visualisation, PowerBI, SQLServerPedia Syndication

Data Visualisation Course in Dublin

In partnership with Technitrain, on 21st September, I'll be holding a Data Visualisation in SQL Server 2012 course in Dublin, Ireland. If you'd like more details, please click here to register Key benefits This course will enable you to create data visualisations that will help you and your colleagues interpret you data more effectively in… Continue reading Data Visualisation Course in Dublin

Community, SQLServerPedia Syndication

I’ve won an Outstanding SQLPass Volunteer Award!

I'm amazed, elated and honoured to receive the Outstanding PASS Volunteer Award today! I got a lovely surprise email from the SQLPass team, saying that I'd been nominated for the Award and I'd like to express my humble thanks to the SQLFamily person who nominated me anonymously - it was a lovely gift from nowhere,… Continue reading I’ve won an Outstanding SQLPass Volunteer Award!