Free Expert Cube Development with SSAS Multidimensional Models

Posted by  Jen Underwood   in       11 months ago     3212 Views  


I have teamed up with Packt Publishing to organize a Giveaway of the awesome Expert Cube Development with SSAS Multidimensional Models book written by the SSAS super-gurus: Chris Webb, Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo.  For those of you that want to understand serious, deep dive content on SSAS design best practices – this is a MUST HAVE book in your library.  Two lucky winners of this Giveaway will get a free ecopy of their updated book.

What you can’t see from the book description is the quality content and the real-life tips/tricks that these guys have meticulously collected through the years.  It is honestly one of the best books out there and I get zero for selling and promoting it.  I simply think this is a great book and the free Giveaway by PAKT is a no-brainer if you don’t already own it and want to get better with SSAS.   The table of contents is as follows:

Chapter 1: Designing the Data Warehouse for Analysis Services
Chapter 2: Building Basic Dimensions and Cubes
Chapter 3: Designing More Complex Dimensions
Chapter 4: Measures and Measure Groups
Chapter 5: Handling Transactional-Level Data
Chapter 6: Adding Calculations to the Cube
Chapter 7: Adding Currency Conversion
Chapter 8: Query Performance Tuning
Chapter 9: Securing the Cube
Chapter 10: Going in Production
Chapter 11: Monitoring Cube Performance and Usage
Appendix: DAX Query Support

How to Enter?

All you need to do is head on over to the Expert Cube Development with SSAS Multidimensional Models page and look through the product description and drop a line via the Comments below this post to let us know what interests you the most about this book. It’s that simple.


The contest will close on 4/1/2014.  Winners will be contacted by email, so be sure to use your real email address when you comment!  Besides, I want to make sure the hard work of porting this blog over to have Comments actually can get comments that are not blog spam.   Thanks and good luck.



Jen is a Microsoft Sr. Program Manager of Business Intelligence & Analytics. She works with external groups, customers, channel partners, MVPs, BI professionals and application developers to better connect the outside world to engineering. Previously she was a Microsoft Business Intelligence Sr. Technical Product Manager for offerings spanning across Microsoft SQL Server, Excel and SharePoint. She also held roles as an Enterprise Data Platform Specialist and a Business Intelligence Consultant for Big 4 Systems Integration firms. Throughout most of her ~20 year career she has been researching, designing and implementing data warehousing, business intelligence and predictive analytics solutions across a variety of open source, niche and enterprise vendor landscapes including Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and SAP. Jen is quite active in the global technical community as a presenter, author, blogger and volunteer. Jen was previously honored with a Boulder BI Brain Trust (BBBT) advisory membership, a 2013 Tableau Zen Master (MVP) award and a Dun & Bradstreet MVP. She writes articles for TechTarget's BeyeNetwork, SQL Server Pro magazine and other industry media channels. Jen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a post graduate certificate in Computer Science - Data Mining from the University of California, San Diego.