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.