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.
We are delighted to announce that there will be a 'Women in Technology' lunch at SQLRally Nordic in Copenhagen, Denmark on 2nd October! The lunch will be held at the lunch break (obviously!) and it will be held at the venue, which will be announced at the event unless I hear earlier.The SQLRally Nordic event… Continue reading Women in Technology Lunch at SQLRally Nordic
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
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
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!
'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
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
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
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
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
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!
Here is a picture of the Copper Blue swag that we're giving away to attendees of the Cambridge SQLSaturday 162 event that's being held on 8th September.There's still time to register for my precon, but there are only a few places left so you'll need to be quick! No, I'm not just saying that :)It's… Continue reading SQLSaturday Cambridge Swag!