Analysis Services 2008 Workshop

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Written by: Luis Miguel – Originally published on: April 21, 2012

The folks from Pragmatic Works were back in So. Fla. about three weeks ago, this time with a workshop based in Analysis Services 2008, after the positive experience with their previous session, I could not miss this one.

To sum it up, again, I was not disappointed. This was a two-day class and the instructor was Devin (Brian’s brother).

The good thing about these workshops is that even though they use Microsoft’s sample database AdventureWorks, Pragmatic Works always sprinkle you with real-world examples as realistic as possible if only to put the matter at hand in perspective of how it applies to scenarios we come across at work.

For an introductory class it was well worth the time and money spent, no regrets :) . I wish they had shown an example of building cubes from the ground up, starting with the definition of the Dimensions, instead of using the wizard but I guess that could be considered advanced stuff. They did go into Data Mining with an excellent explanation of basic concepts, which at this level was a nice bonus.

Plus, another shirt, another book, for what I heard from other participants in the workshop, the anticipation from the audience now is for an SSRS class.

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