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  • Managing User Access to Azure Analysis Services Databases
    In order to access a tabular model, users must either be a member of the Analysis Services instance administrators group or granted access via a database role. For on-premise SSAS instances, this meant adding the windows user account (e.g. Domain\User) to the SSAS database project via SSDT during development (or...
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  • Connecting to Azure Analysis Services via Excel – Easy Mode
    Power BI is certainly picking up speed, but the number 1 ad-hoc reporting client in Analysis Services environments continues to be Excel. Not much of a surprise really… Excel is a super popular tool across a wide-variety of users. Once you train someone how to use a pivot table, there’s...
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  • Managing Your Azure AS Environment with PowerShell – Building Blocks
    One of the major value propositions of Azure AS (and this is true for many cloud technologies) is flexibility – spinning up more resources when demand spikes and turn things off when they aren’t – so that you’re only paying for what you need. In order to take advantage of...
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  • How Much RAM Do I Need For My SSAS Tabular Server?
    Much of my client work these days is focused on performance… making slow Analysis Services servers run faster. The good part about these types of engagements is that there’s usually (not always) a good amount of low-hanging fruit and I get to play the hero that swoops in to save the day. The bad...
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  • Managing Your Azure AS Environment with PowerShell – Getting Started
    One of the major value propositions of Azure AS (and this is true for many cloud technologies) is flexibility – spinning up more resources when demand spikes and turn things off when they aren’t – so that you’re only paying for what you need. Consider your own Analysis Services environment....
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