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4.0 out of 5 stars A good beginners guide
This book is a good beginners guide to SSAS 2005. It covers the key elements of the software and how to use them. It has a nice tutorial set to demonstrate the features that the book describes. The only downside is that the book isn't very indepth. Many of the features need greater description and detail. But as a beginners guide it is very good.
Published on 21 May 2006 by MCG

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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Introduction - but not complete
I liked the book for its extensive use of step-by-step tutorials but was disappointed to find nothing about data-mining, which is very much present in of Microsoft's official SSAS basic 3 day course, moc2791.
Published on 15 Sep 2008 by Tony_Cox


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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Introduction - but not complete, 15 Sep 2008
This review is from: Microsoft® SQL Server(TM) 2005 Analysis Services Step by Step (Step by Step (Microsoft)) (Paperback)
I liked the book for its extensive use of step-by-step tutorials but was disappointed to find nothing about data-mining, which is very much present in of Microsoft's official SSAS basic 3 day course, moc2791.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good beginners guide, 21 May 2006
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This review is from: Microsoft® SQL Server(TM) 2005 Analysis Services Step by Step (Step by Step (Microsoft)) (Paperback)
This book is a good beginners guide to SSAS 2005. It covers the key elements of the software and how to use them. It has a nice tutorial set to demonstrate the features that the book describes. The only downside is that the book isn't very indepth. Many of the features need greater description and detail. But as a beginners guide it is very good.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent 'how to' guide, 22 Jun 2006
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This review is from: Microsoft® SQL Server(TM) 2005 Analysis Services Step by Step (Step by Step (Microsoft)) (Paperback)
This book delivers exactly what the title suggests it does, it is an excellent step by step guide, there is lots of 'how to' exercises throughout each chapter. Within 3 days of reading I had an understanding of the fundemental principals of an OLAP database and how AS 2005 fits that model, and within 5 days was able to start bringing together that knowledge to work with some degree of confidence with AS 2005 and the Business Intelligence Studio. If you're new to AS2005 and OLAP I would consider this as required reading. If you're just new to AS 2005 it proves as a very good guide as to what is where in the tool set.
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