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Microsoft TechDays’12

In a few days from now I will be participating to the french edition of the MS TechDays’12  that will take place in Paris from the 7th to the 9th of February, and this year again I will be a speaker.

The session, that I will share with two colleagues of mine, will be a level 300 presentation about Master Data Services (MDS) and how MDS helps you to manage your master data :

SQL Server 2012: Gérer vos données maitres avec Master Data Services (MDS)

If you have the opportunity to attend it, don’t hesitate to join !

As an alternative, you may also want to review those other sessions, all conducted by colleagues from Avanade :

• Sharepoint 2010 et les utilisateurs infonuagiques : Gaël Fabry

• ALM 360° – Les fonctionnalités clés de Visual Studio et TFS pour booster vos projets : Philippe Puschmann

• Azure Integration Services : les concepts de BizTalk dans le Cloud : Olivier Sagory et Marius Zaharia

• Concevoir sa plateforme commerce multi canal en moins d’une heure : David Allaigre et Régis Ravant

Nouvelles tendances du poste de travail: “Bring your Own PC”, “Desktop as a Service”, une réalité en entreprise – Parcours Décideurs : Régis Ravant

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[Denali CTP3] No extensibility support, still we can have fun

Today, Mark Pryce-Maher left a comment on my post reporting the lack of support for SSMS extensibility in Denali.

Mark just started a series of posts on how to build extensions for Management Studio in Denali by leveraging the isolated shell it is built on.

Basically, you can build Visual Studio extensions and then targeting the isolated shell of Management Studio, making it a little bit easier to write add ins now than it was in the past.

You can read Mark first post on the topic here.

Update 1 : Mark has published the part 2 of his article here.

 

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Analysis Services : How to break distinct count measures into separate measure groups ?

Having blogged last week here about the advantages of the new storage file format found in the Denali’s CTP3 for those kind of measures when they are of the string data type, remember me that maybe this little feature may need a post. This is no rocket science, just a little tip that every one would solve after spending 5 minutes on it. I even think that most of you may already know about it….

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[Denali CTP3] Management Studio : No support for extensibility

So it’s official now, there won’t be support for SSMS extensibility in the next version of SQL server.

It does not mean it will not be technically possible, it is “just” not supported by MS, including no forward/backward compatibility support, no documentation, etc…

Having developed myself several tools to enhance my SSAS experience, I must say that this was on top of my most anticipated feature for years now.

You can find the official info in the BOL here : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms174219(v=SQL.110).aspx

You can also review the feature suggestion on connect here : https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/265567/ssms-allow-support-for-addins-as-in-visual-studio.

This one was opened back in 2007, I’ve voted for it last year and it was finally classified “Will not be solved” today…

Considering the great expectations a lot of us had for this one, I just didn’t anticipated it would end this way…

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SQL Server DENALI CTP3 out now !

It appears that the SQL Server DENALI CTP3 is out now and available at the following place :

https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/pd/SQLDCTP3CTA/enus/default.aspx

The feature pack is also available :

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26726

I’ll review it as soon as possible.

Enjoy 🙂

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