Get to grips with Microsoft tabular modeling using Packt’s new book and eBook

February 2014 | Cookbooks, Enterprise, Microsoft

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Microsoft Tabular Modeling Cookbook, an all-encompassing guide to developing, managing, creating, and using analytical models using the Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM). This book has 320 pages and costs $54.99, and is now available in all the popular formats including eBook, Kindle, and select library formats for $28.04.

About the author:

Paul te Braak is a leading Business Intelligence Consultant based in Australia. He has been involved in Information Management for over 15 years, with the past 9 years focusing on the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack. His areas of interest include data modeling, data mining, and visualization. He is an active participant in the SQL Server community, speaks at various local and international events, and organizes a regional SQL Server Saturday.

Microsoft Tabular Modeling Cookbook covers a range of modeling situations and common data analysis-related problems to show readers the techniques required to turn data into information using tabular modeling. The book examines three areas of tabular modeling: model development, model management and maintenance, and reporting. This book is a practical guide on how to develop semantic models and turn business data into information. It covers all phases of the model lifecycle from creation to administration, and finally reporting. It also shows readers how to create models that are designed to analyze data.

Using this book, readers can create tabular models that present custom information to them and they can also create simple and complex DAX formulas and measures that address business questions and concerns. They will learn the basics of tabular modeling and how to structure the model and control what information is presented to the user. Readers will also develop their understanding of the methods of importing data into the model, the techniques to manage the data access components of the model, and will learn about the DAX calculations and modeling concepts required to present custom-specific user requirements to model users.

Microsoft Tabular Modeling Cookbook covers the following topics:

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Excel

Chapter 2: Importing Data

Chapter 3: Advanced Browsing Features

Chapter 4: Time Calculations and Date Functions

Chapter 5: Applied Modeling

Chapter 6: Programmatic Access via Excel

Chapter 7: Enterprise Design and Features

Chapter 8: Enterprise Management

Chapter 9: Querying the Tabular Model with DAX

Chapter 10: Visualizing Data with Power View

Packt Publishing has also released the following titles on Microsoft Tabular Modeling:

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Reporting Cookbook

Instant Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Dimensions and Cube [Instant]

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services

About Packt:

All Microsoft Tabular Modeling books are published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT professionals in the Enterprise space. Packt Enterprise also publishes on Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Citrix, Java, Amazon, Google, and SAP technologies.

Microsoft Tabular Modeling Cookbook
Create tabular models which present custom information to users

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