SSAS And The Monthly Release Cycle

Chris Webb shares some thoughts on what the monthly SSDT/SSMS release cycle could mean for Analysis Services:

While getting bugs fixed quickly is great, I really hope that this new focus on tooling means that we get new BI-related features in SSMS and SSDT. SSMS has, in particular, been shockingly bad at supporting BI developers: for example, I find it unbelievable that we still don’t have a DAX query window in SSMS when the language has been in SSAS Tabular since SQL Server 2012 (I know the community have filled the gap with DAX Studio, but that’s not the point). Aaron Nelson recently announced a Trello board where ideas for new features in SSMS can be debated but there’s very little BI-related stuff there at the time of writing.

One can hope.  The big problem is getting enough support to bump items up on the backlog, and for that, there’s a Trello board.

Related Posts

More Tabular Best Practices

Ginger Grant continues her series on Analysis Services Tabular best practices: Optimize your DAX Code While it is not easy to performance tune DAX you can do it, by evaluating the DAX Query Plan and VeritPaq Queries, and SQLBI’s VertiPaq Analyzer. Also, you can also look to use functions which perform better, for example COUNTROWS instead […]

Read More

More Tabular Best Practices

Ginger Grant has a few more best practices for working with Analysis Services tabular models: Modify Timestamps to Split Date and Time When there is a field where the date and time are both needed, the values should be separated so that there is both a date field and a time field.   Having date time […]

Read More

Categories

July 2016
MTWTFSS
« Jun Aug »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031