I’m please to inform you that our new Analysis Services 2012 book is now available for download and purchase. The book is titled SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Cube Development Cookbook. I had the pleasure of co-authoring this book with Baya Dewald and Steve Hughes, both active members of the SQL Server and Business Intelligence community.
This is a good book for beginners and those with intermediate skills who need to round out their skills with all features of the Microsoft BI stack. The cookbook series from Packt Publishing are brief and easy to follow. I enjoyed writing the chapters in this book because they are concise and to-the-point. Each chapter contains a series of recipes that address specific skills and product features. Instructions are provided so you can perform these exercises on your own. In most cases, you can go to each recipe and focus only on that specific skill.
Topics cover all aspects of SQL Server Analysis Services in the SQL Server 2012 editions including solution design, implementation, management and troubleshooting. Of particular note in this new version, we cover Tabular model design, DAX calculations and expressions, and DAX queries. We wrote specifically about optimizing, troubleshooting and managing Tabular models and solutions
I welcome your comments, feedback and questions.