Chris Webb

Chris Webb

Chris Webb is an independent consultant specialising in Analysis Services, MDX, Power BI, Power Pivot and Power Query. He is the author of “Power Query for Power BI and Excel” and a co-author of “SQL Server Analysis Services 2012: The BISM Tabular Model”, “Expert Cube Development with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services”, and “MDX Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and Hyperion Essbase”. He blogs at

Using M for data access in Analysis Services Tabular v.Next

Room B

The next release of SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular will allow you to use the M language and a Power Query-like UI to load data into your model. In this session you’ll learn why this is such a significant change. Topics covered will include: How the new functionality changes the way SSAS data loading works […]

200 Big Data / Analytics EN

Introduction to Azure Analysis Services


With the release of Azure Analysis Services we have, at long last, got a crucial piece of the Microsoft BI stack available in the cloud. Azure Analysis Services is a SaaS version of Analysis Services, and in this session you’ll see how you can spin up a new instance of Analysis Services in minutes, connect […]

300 Big Data / Analytics EN

Introduction to MDX

Room D

This course designed for BI professionals with some experience of SQL Server Analysis Services Multidimensional cubes, but little or no experience of MDX, will teach the fundamentals of the MDX query language and show how to implement common queries and calculations. What you will learn What is MDX and why should I use it? Understanding […]

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