The team who supports CALUMO at University of NSW have to support users on many different client platforms. The latest challenge is giving people who use Linux access to Microsoft and CALUMO Business Intelligence. Here is what Steven Gibbs who is heading… Continue reading
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I had a great time at Club CALUMO and learned loads about Microsoft SQL Server Denali and how Pickles Auctions uses CALUMO and Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services.
Above is a video summary of the event – produced by Peter, one of CALUMO’s developers. It’s VERY good. Well done Pete.
If you… Continue reading
Get 42 12-inch pizzas, add liberal servings of beer & soft drink; find 70 likeminded people… Continue reading
Look out world! Microsoft has finally given a pretty good roadmap for the next major release of SQL Server “Denali”.
SQL Server “Denali” looks pretty interesting with a new thing called the BI Semantic Model. On the face of it, Microsoft has a very compelling Business Intelligence offering that truly unifies Relation data with Multidimensional (tables and cubes). What does that mean? Hopefully one query, one business question… Continue reading
I followed a recent tweet from our Professional Services Manager recently linking to a blog here on game theory as it relates to social media activities. It resonated with me immediately from a business perspective.
The synopsis of the blog (and I’m not doing it justice) is that the like of Twitter, World of Warcraft, Farmville etc are poster children for the practical application of Game Theory. … Continue reading
We have just been implementing the ability for a user to use a CMEMBER with non-intrinsic properties in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services and found the following:
Use of .Properties should be avoided as much as possible. Filtering by member properties should be rewritten by using CrossJoin (or Exists). Lookups should be rewritten by using related attributes and .MemberValue. There are very few reasons to use .Properties.
CALUMO Skylights open up a whole new way of integrating web content within Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and Microsoft Word 2010 (and 2007). When combined with CALUMO reports, Skylights unite the power of corporate reporting with the presentation power of PowerPoint and printability or Word. Each Skylight acts as a window onto a report which can be presented or interacted with real time.
Here is a great example of how Dominic… Continue reading