Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services is the multidimensional online analytical processing (OLAP) component of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 that integrates relational and OLAP data for business intelligence (BI) analytical solutions. The goal of this book is to show you how to use the tools and features of Analysis Services so you can easily create, manage, and share OLAP cubes within your organization. Step-by-step exercises are included to prepare you for producing your own BI solutions.

To help you learn the many features of Analysis Services, this book is organized into four parts. Part I, introduces BI and data warehousing, defines OLAP and the benefits an OLAP tool can bring to a data warehouse, and guides you through the ...

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