Chapter 2. Getting Started with the Tabular Model

Now that you have been introduced to the Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) stack, Analysis Services 2012, and the Tabular model, this chapter shows you how to get started developing Tabular models yourself. You will discover how to install Analysis Services, how to work with projects in SQL Server Data Tools, what the basic building blocks of a Tabular model are, and how to build, deploy, and query a very simple Tabular model.

Setting Up a Development Environment

Before you can start working with the Tabular model, you must set up a development environment for yourself.

Components of a Development Environment

A development environment will have three logical components: a development workstation, ...

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