Foreword

I have known Marco Russo, Alberto Ferrari, and Chris Webb for many years through my work on the Analysis Services product team. Early on, these authors were among the first to embrace multidimensional modeling and offered their insights and suggestions as valued partners to help us make the product even better. When we introduced tabular modeling in SQL Server 2012, the authors were on board from the start, participating in early reviews and applying their substantial skills to this new technology. Marco, Alberto, and Chris have been instrumental in helping to shape the product design and direction, and we are deeply grateful for their contributions.

The authors are truly among the best and brightest in the industry. Individually and collectively, ...

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