Changing Jobs

I finished working for Maxima on Friday, and tomorrow I will start a new chapter at API Software in Glasgow. Really looking forward to it. Advertisements

OLAP Browser

I was always a big fan of ProClarity Desktop Professional and haven’t really found a replacement for it. These days we are encouraged by Microsoft to use Excel to browse our OLAP cubes, but its still not quite as simple an experience as it was using ProClarity. Its a common issue for clients who have … Continue reading

Microsoft BI Front Ends

Over the last couple of years I have been surprised at various client objections to the front ends available for consuming Microsoft BI solutions. The most diverse is of course SharePoint, but the problem with it is that it can appear too big for simply viewing BI output. For organisations that already use it for … Continue reading

PowerPivot Danger

Is it just me or is PowerPivot a really dangerous tool? Back in the day one of the main reasons for companies needing BI Solutions and Data Warehousing was the fact that different people within their organisation had their own silos of data meaning that there were several versions of the truth. Now there seems … Continue reading

MCP BI Developer 2008

I finally got round to taking my certification exam today for my MCP. I did the BI Developer 2008, exam 70-448, it wasn’t easy but as I live and breathe most of what’s in it  a few days studying was enough for me. For anyone wanting to take it I would recommend getting the book … Continue reading