We all are on LinkedIn, right? I know I am, even though I am still struggling with how to make better use of it.
I thought this video gave an interesting insight into the man behind the idea and the company. What’s more, it gives a nice insight into the way things work in Silicon Valley and what tight-knit clique the top investors, CEOs and founders seem to be.
I had some spare time on my hands last week and thought it would be interesting to delve into (Advanced) Analysis for Microsoft Excel, the first product to come out of development after SAP’s acquisition of Business Objects (correct me if I’m wrong). My colleagues were quite impressed with what they had already seen of an early version at TechEd Las Vegas in 2009, so I was quite eager to get the installation going, so I could share some of my new-found insight with my colleagues (I’m in the lead when it comes to OLAP within our practice). Besides, I am a big fan of cubes and still think that, despite column-based storage and in-memory technology, they have a rightfully earned place in any Business Intelligence landscape.
I have always been a big fan of the
MultiCube() function that is available in Desktop Intelligence. I can still remember the first time I learned about the function. A colleague of mine at that time was struggling with a report with multiple data providers he had built. He was really annoyed, because he couldn’t get the measures to aggregate properly. Which is exactly the purpose of this function, so when he found out about the (proper) use of the function he was really excited he could make it work after all.
A co-worker of mine told me the other day that SQL Server 2008 R2 had gone gold. A bit of research revealed that Ted Kummert, senior vice president of the Business Platform Division at Microsoft apparently announced the RTM status in a conference call. Customers will be able to get this latest version of SQL Server as of the 13th of May and MSDN adn TechNet will be able to download it the 3th of May. The free express edition can already be downloaded. Even though official prices haven’t been revealed yet, it is expected that they will rise by 15 to 25% in comparison to R1. Read more
Last week I ran into someone at an event and as the evening progressed we briefly discussed the new SAP BusinessObjects certification programme. I mentioned to him that it was a shame that the Data Integrator exam hadn’t been converted into an SAP exam, but he claimed that this indeed was case.
The other day I was reading the latest posts in a topic of a forum I quite frequently visit and it came to my attention that the current SAP BusinessObjects certification programme will be retired by the end of April and replaced by a new SAP certification programme. Read more
I’d seen this in the past at a couple of clients, but never was able to figure out how their admins had accomplished it. I assumed it was some sort of setting hidden very far away in the bowels of Windows Server. I was wrong.
I love creativity and, admittedly, have a bit of a font fetish. Which is why I thought this experimental project which involved printing with bacteria is really interesting.
Not much of a KPI, but there you go.
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