Building a Sample Dashboard in Dashboard Designer

Now that each of the components of Dashboard Designer has been presented, we’re ready to walk through setting up a sample dashboard. The first step in this exercise is to download and install the AdventureWorks sample databases by following these steps:


You need a server running SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server Analysis Services to proceed with this exercise.

  1. Data sources are needed to work with in this exercise. Download and install the AdventureWorks samples databases by visiting
  2. Click the link to the SQL Server 2008R2 product sample databases (, and then click the AdventureWorks2008R2 ...

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