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Marco Russo

Marco Russo is a consultant and trainer in Business Intelligence and software development, recently certified as SSAS Maestro.

He has particular competence and experience of BI solutions in sectors like financial services (including complex OLAP designs in banking area), manufacturing and commercial distribution.

Marco wrote "The many-to-many revolution" about multidimensional modeling, is one of the authors of the SQLBI Methodology and of the books "Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model", "Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning", Expert Cube Development with SSAS Multidimensional Models" and "Programming Microsoft LINQ in .NET 4".

He has been a speaker at previously editions of SQLBits, SQLRally Nordic, PASS Summit and Microsoft TechEd.

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This dense hour of presentation will cover design techniques to leverage cube features that also consider possible maintenance of the database structure over time.
Introduce the features of BISM (BI Semantic Model), the new engine that will be available in Analysis Services "Denali".
In this session we will introduce the new modeling capabilities of Vertipaq, showing how the same scenarios can be modeled in both Multidimensional (MOLAP) and Tabular (Vertipaq), looking at how to enable your data warehouse to support both.
In this session you will see how to create a BISM Tabular data model from scratch, providing the required metadata in order to improve user experience navigating the data model by using client tools like Excel PivotTable and Power View.
This session will discuss what a modern strategy for data warehousing can be in this era, considering how the use of technologies like PowerPivot or Analysis Services Tabular affect the way you should model your data.
Learn ready-to-use DAX patterns improving development speed of Power Pivot solutions. Good also for SSAS Tabular developers.
Explore Power Query features to import data from existing Corporate BI systems.
Power BI offers new features for creating dashboards on the cloud. In this session, you will learn how to create data models, display visualizations and synchronize cloud data with on premise data sources.
In this session, we will share some of the hard lessons learned from the first large deployments in Analysis Services Tabular.

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Passing parameters to DAX measures 30 Jun 2015
You cannot create functions in DAX, and this is a limitation to certain abstractions you might want to implement for complex models.I used a pattern that allows you to "pass an parameter" to a DAX measure, simulating the behavior of a function at least in certain conditions and with many ...

DAX Studio 2.2 released - tracing support for #powerpivot and much else! #dax 24 Jun 2015
Thanks to Darren Gosbell we have DAX Studio 2.2. In this new release:Tracing (query plans and server timings) available for Power PivotBasic implementation of IntellisenseConnect to Multidimensional SSAS serversSupport for multiple Power BI Desginer instancesHighlight unnatural hierarchies (read ...

SQL Saturday #454 and Expo 2015 - fill the survey and submit sessions! #sqlsatexpo 08 Jun 2015
The 2015 is a special year for Italy, because the country hosts Expo 2015, which is the current Universal Exposition. For this reason, the Italian PASS chapter promotes a special edition of SQL Saturday, a free training event for SQL Server professionals. The SQL Saturday #454 in Turin on October ...

Optimize Heap Memory Settings for Analysis Services Tabular 2012/2014 #ssas #tabular 02 Jun 2015
In the last months I assisted many companies implementing solutions based on Analysis Services Tabular. There is not so much difference between the versions 2012 and 2014, because SQL Server 2014 didn’t introduce new features to the BI services. Thus, my considerations are valid for both. One ...

DAX measures in Power BI Designer - and new DAX syntax finally here 22 Apr 2015
The last update of Power BI Designer allows you to create measures (not calculated columns yet). Download the new version of Power BI Designer and you will see the New Measure button. The editor is much better than anything you have seen in Excel 2010/2013, but it can be improved (larger real ...