Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
1) HP Fast Track Data Warehouse Sizer for Microsoft SQL Server 2008
2) HP Business Intelligence Sizer for SQL Server 2005/2008
3) HP ProLiant Transaction Processing Sizer for Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008
4) HP Integrity Server Transaction Processing Sizer for Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008
Friday, July 16, 2010
Below mentioned are some of the general and BI scenarios covered in this whitepaper:
Scenario 1: Core Configuration
Scenario 2: Kerberos Authentication for SQL OLTP
Scenario 3: Identity Delegation for SQL Analysis Services
Scenario 4: Identity Delegation for SQL Reporting Services
Scenario 5: Identity Delegation for Excel Services
Scenario 6: Identity Delegation for Power Pivot for SharePoint
Scenario 7: Identity Delegation for Visio Services
Scenario 8: Identity Delegation for PerformancePoint Services
Scenario 9: Identity Delegation for Business Connectivity Services
You can download this whitepaper from here.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
You can download this ebook from here.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
If you don't find Cloud, Cloud will find you !! In my views, those who are not ready to make themselves compliant to the cloud computing environment as they might be having the impression that Cloud is too far to reach their working environment / technology and put their job at stake, Windows Azure Platform Appliance Solution is the new giant ready to reach your premises / technology / jobs.
This solution breaks the barrier that enterprises feel for using and/or migrating to the cloud. And this factor was allowing data out of the premises. With this appliance solution, enterprises can have their private cloud in the enterprise with Windows Azure and SQL Azure.
What most of us would be interested in, is the question "How does this impact my technology / job ?" Below are a few points from the solution home page:
1) The Windows Azure platform appliance consists of Windows Azure, SQL Azure and a Microsoft-specified configuration of network, storage and server hardware.
2) The appliance is designed for service providers, large enterprises and governments and provides a proven cloud platform that delivers breakthrough datacenter efficiency through innovative power, cooling and automation technologies.
3) The Microsoft Windows Azure platform appliance is different from typical server appliances in that it involves hundreds of servers rather than just one node or a few nodes and It is designed to be extensible, customers can simply add more servers, depending upon the customer’s needs to scale out their platform.
4) The appliance is currently in Limited Production Release to a small set of customers and partners.
These winds of change indicate that future versions of technologies like SSIS, SSRS and now with this solution even SSAS can be imagined to be operating on the cloud as SQL Azure is also a part of this solution. And if you are not willing to be cloud-ready and you work with Microsoft based solutions, I do not see time too far when you would start risking you job profile as "Cloud would have found you, coz you never thought of finding the cloud" !! I am looking forward to my readers, to share their thoughts with me on this viewpoint.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
- Retrieving Location Solution Data
- Analyzing Location Data
- Displaying Location Solution Data
- Administering Your Location Platform
- Manipulating the Map
- Creating and Customizing the Map Display
Though this exam is driven towards Bing Maps development from application development perspective as per the description of the exam, but I see a different angle to it. In SSRS 2008 R2, Bing Maps control has been introduced. Most of what can be done programatically can be done using properties in the Map control. There might be situations where you might require more customizing than the Map control supports, and you might want to plug this in your PPS dashboard on sharepoint.
I have done some level of Bing Maps application development for R & D purposes, and in my experience it doesn't require that much level of advanced .NET skills. Also pursuing this exam would mean that you would learn concepts like geo-coding, reverse geocoding, geo-fencing, mapping data to geographical locations and more about how to use Bing Maps to analyze, extract as well as present information / intelligence on a map in an appealing manner.
Bing Maps control in SSRS 2008 R2 is just a starting point, and I have complete hopes that it would go a long way. This track can be quite a booster to your spatial intelligence skill set in general as well as using Bing Maps from a long-term viewpoint. I am open to any conflicting views and curious to hear to same from my readers.