Category Archives: Power View/Project Crescent

How to use a multidimensional cube with Power View

The requirements for Power View state that it can only use tabular models as data sources.  So if you want to use Power View against a multidimensional cube, you are stuck.  But there is a work-around: Create a PowerPivot for SharePoint … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012 (“Denali”): Power View installation and requirements

Power View is installed when you run the SQL Server 2012 install and on the Feature Selection page choose “Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint Products”.  This is a newer version of the add-in that is installed with SharePoint 2010, with … Continue reading

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End-User Microsoft BI Tools – Clearing up the confusion

Given two types of underlying data sources (a data warehouse and a OLAP cube built from the data warehouse) there are many different possible presentation layers (client tools) that serve different user communities with varying usage profiles.  There is a … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012 and other PASS announcements

Some announcements and notes from SQL PASS Summit 2011, going on this week: It was announced that the official name of the SQL Server “Denali” product is SQL Server 2012 and will be released in the first half of the year 2012.  There … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012 (“Denali”): CTP3 now available!

CTP3 of SQL Server Code 2012, code name “Denali”, was made available for download this morning.  You can download the 32-bit and 64-bit versions here.  Official announcement from the SQL Server team blog and the announcement from the Analysis Services … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012 (“Denali”): Power View (“Project Crescent”)

Power View (code name “Project Crescent”) is a new interactive data exploration and visual presentation experience coming in the next version of SQL Server 2012, code-named “Denali”.  It will offer a fun, visual, and powerful drag-and-drop ad hoc reporting experience.  It is an web-based end-user … Continue reading

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