Last November, at the PASS Summit in Seattle, I presented a session on building a monitoring solution for Analysis Services, Integration Services and Reporting Services which seemed to go down pretty well. I was lucky in that the SQLCat team presented a very similar session, although just covering Analysis Services, the next day – so at least I got to present first! Anyway, I see that they’ve just got round to publishing their material on this subject here:
Meanwhile, I’ll be working on expanding my material (which was a bit rough-and-ready) into a full day pre-conference seminar which I’ll be presenting with Allan Mitchell at the PASS European Conference, on April 22nd-24th in Neuss in Germany:
Allan, being the SSIS expert, will be covering that side of things and rewriting my packages so they’re rather more robust; that will allow me to concentrate on the SSAS/SSRS side of things, which I know better. We have a vague plan to release all of our code on Codeplex or somewhere similar; I know a lot of people are also interested in this area.
With a bit of luck I’ll also be speaking at the main conference, but I don’t think the full agenda hasn’t been decided yet. I had a good time there last year and hopefully I’ll see some of you there this year too!