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Archive for November 2017

Enriching your Power BI Solutions with Metadata

Ever looked at a Power BI report visual and wondered what the logic was behind a calculation? In most cases, your options are limited to… asking the report author checking the report documentation checking the data dictionary …all of which… assuming they even exist! …severely disrupt the analytical workflow. In […]

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When to Scale-Up or Scale-Out with Azure Analysis Services

Of all the new features and capabilities currently available with Azure Analysis Services, dynamic scaling up/down and in/out are my 2 favorite. Scaling Up refers to adding more (CPU and/or memory) resources Scaling Out refers to adding more servers Together these features allow you to adjust resources to match changes […]

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Methods for Deploying to Azure Analysis Services

This post covers the most common methods for deploying tabular models while explaining the trade offs for each option. Here are some questions to help you decide which one is most appropriate for your environment: Will you (the SSAS expert) be deploying the solution or do you need to hand […]

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