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  • Agile Fail: Funny User Story Edition
    If you’ve ever worked on an “Agile” project, chances are you’ve come across some hilariously written user stories…perhaps even some that were so ridiculous you started questioning the string of choices and decisions you’d made that ultimately led you to being involved with this project in the first place. Don’t be afraid and don’t...
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  • Engaging the Formula Engine Cache with SSAS Tabular
    One of the more subtle architectural differences between tabular and multidimensional instances is caching. Multidimensional is a disk-based technology and performance for query workloads (in many cases) depends heavily on cache utilization. Tabular, on the other hand, is a memory-based technology with (nearly) zero dependence on disk IO and is therefore much less...
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  • Atlanta Modern Excel User Group
    Recently, I was approached by a colleague, Damu Venkatesan (@vdamu), to help manage a new user group: Atlanta Modern Excel User Group. I told him I was flattered but not quite sure how I could contribute other than helping out with the basic administrative responsibilities as I don’t consider myself...
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  • PASS Summit 2016 – I’m Speaking!
    Totally stoked (and honored) to have one of my sessions selected for the world’s largest gathering of SQL Server and BI professionals!!! This year, on the advice of fellow BI consultant and SSAS-geek Thomas LeBlanc, I decided to mix things up and submit a variety of session types ranging from the standard 75 minute session all...
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  • Tell Me About Your SSAS Environment: Results
    This post is a follow up to the survey I created back in late March. Thank you to all of the participants who took the time to fill out they survey – your input is greatly appreciated! Instead of digging into the data and spoon feeding you the results, I’ve...
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