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Posted by Andy Brown on 23 January 2018
This blog summarises the main new features of SQL Server for non-administrators (that is, most of us). Most parts of SQL Server get minor changes at best, but SSAS Tabular 2017 gets a host of major improvements.
Posted by Andy Brown on 22 February 2016
DirectQuery mode allows you to run queries in Analysis Services (Tabular) directly against the underlying SQL Server tables imported into the model. This blog explains what DirectQuery is, shows how to enable it and gives an idea of its pros and cons.
Posted by Andy Brown on 11 November 2015
Before you can get started with tabular SSAS, you need to check you have Analysis Services (tabular model) installed on your computer. This blog also shows you how to run and configure Visual Studio, and how to create your first tabular project.
Posted by Andy Brown on 07 November 2015
From SQL Server 2012 onwards there is an alternative way of working with Analysis Services. Say goodbye to difficult-to-create cubes and dimensions, and embrace the new tabular model server mode instead! When finished this tutorial will cover everything you need to know, from creating your first data model to creating measures using DAX expressions.