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Renowned DAX experts Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo teach you how to design data models for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.   How can you use Excel and Power BI to gain real insights into your information? As you examine your data, how do you write a formula that provides the numbers you need? The answers to both of these questions lie with the data model. This book introduces the basic techniques for shaping data... more...

This comprehensive and authoritative guide will teach you the DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Leading Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You’ll learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, how DAX behaves differently from other languages, and how to use this knowledge to... more...

Expert tips and tricks for designing Analysis Services Multidimensional Models Overview Design SQL Server Analysis Services cubes, dimensions, and calculations from the experts! Add calculations to the cube, including implementing currency conversion and a date tool dimension Use security to control access to data in your cube In Detail Microsoft's SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Multidimensional is an OLAP... more...

Your guide to quickly turn data into results. Transform your skills, data, and business—and create your own BI solutions using software you already know and love: Microsoft Excel. Two business intelligence (BI) experts take you inside PowerPivot functionality for Excel® 2013, with a focus on real world scenarios, problem-solving, and data modeling. You'll learn how to quickly turn mass quantities of... more...

Design and implement fast, scalable and maintainable cubes A real-world guide to designing cubes with Analysis Services 2008 Model dimensions and measure groups in BI Development Studio Implement security, drill-through, and MDX calculations Learn how to deploy, monitor, and performance-tune your cube Filled with best practices and useful hints and tips In Detail Microsoft's SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 is an... more...

Transform your skills, data, and business—with the power user’s guide to PowerPivot for Excel. Led by two business intelligence (BI) experts, you’ll learn how to create and share your own BI solutions using software you already know and love: Microsoft Excel. Discover how to extend your existing skills, using the PowerPivot add-in to quickly turn mass quantities of data into meaningful information and on-the-job... more...

Build agile and responsive Business Intelligence solutions Analyze tabular data using the BI Semantic Model (BISM) in Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Analysis Services—and discover a simpler method for creating corporate-level BI solutions. Led by three BI experts, you’ll learn how to build, deploy, and query a BISM tabular model with step-by-step guides, examples, and best practices. This hands-on book shows... more...