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Archive for February 7th, 2009

Collecting Performance Data for SSAS 2008 – available on CodePlex

Posted by denglishbi on February 7, 2009

I saw some of this demoed this past year at the MS BI Conference and it appears that it has now been released on CodePlexSmile

Check out the posting on the SQLCat team A Solution for Collecting Analysis Services Performance Data From Many Sources For Performance Analysis.

The solution is available to download on CodePlex with the SQL Server Analysis Services samples.

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SharePoint Server 2007 Training

Posted by denglishbi on February 7, 2009

As we have all heard now PerformancePoint Server Monitoring & Analytics is completely moving into the Office 14 SharePoint Server Enterprise product as PerformancePoint Services.  As it sits now the dashboards end up being a part of SharePoint at some point anyway with either WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007.  I just thought that I would provide some links to some resources that are available to build up your SharePoint knowledge and start diving into the product more.  This is definitely the direction that Microsoft is going with their products, so it is going to be important to really understand how everything integrates and works within SharePoint.

If you don’t have a copy of SharePoint to work with then the first thing you should do is download a trial version Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Trial Version.  You can also order the technical resource DVD to get additional resource information, presentations, SDKs, etc.  You can download the SDKs for WSS 3.0 and SharePoint Server 2007 if you want too.  If you want to get a VHD to use you could also download the 30-day trial Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 VHD or just download the MS BI VPC 7.1 which has this already loaded up and is good through the end of the year (version 7 had a time bomb expiration of 12/4/2009).

So now that you have the software on to the training references (some of the information is contained in multiple spots, seems to be scattered all over the place, so sorry for any duplicates):

Ramp Up

10 Hands on Labs for Developers


SharePoint Virtual Labs on TechNet


BI Virtual Labs on TechNet (PPS related, but will be good to know for PerformancePoint Services)

SharePoint Server Virtual Labs


TechNet Virtual Labs: SharePoint Products and Technologies


Hands on Labs for Developing Applications on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


AppDev Training Download – Learn Microsoft SharePoint 2007


Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Training

SharePoint – Events and Webcasts


Web Content Management Training Modules


Some other links of interest that you can use to get additional resource information are the following:

That should be a good start.  Enjoy the links and leave a comment if you have any additional items that are good resources for learning SharePoint…I know there are tons of them.

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