Monday, March 1, 2010

The blog is dead! Long live the blog!

It took me a while to start up a new blog after I lost access to my old blog on MSDN by leaving Microsoft.  It's kind of crummy to have to leave it behind, but I guess it makes sense from a MS point of view - don't want ex-softie's posting any bad vibes on the MSDN site.  Not that I'm going to be doing that anyway, since my new venture is building on top of the great data mining work inside SQL Server Analysis Services.  In any case, this blog is outside of any professional entanglements so it can be my permanent home regardless of where I am.

Speaking of that, at my new company Predixion Software, we finally have a "parking page" where you can learn very little about what we're doing, but you can also sign up to get more info when it's available.  April (my lovely wife) already signed up - maybe to get independent verification that I do actually do something?  You should sign up as well (but maybe not for those reasons...)

Anyway, it's great to be back.  Given that I can't go back to the old site and there are over 100 posts there, the first thing I'm going to do is create a handy digest of the more useful posts over the next few days.

Hopefully you found me again - feel free to drop a line anytime, and you can follow Predixion Software on twitter (we'll see how that works out....)


  1. It's hard to believe that you've left MS. Enjoy you new adventure and welcome to sunny California!
    -Liang (who have read your book and also lives in OC)

  2. Thank you so much - I hope you enjoy the book! I had a lot more fun with the 2008 version than the first one! Actually, I'm still in Redmond with the development office - the non-dev part of the company is in OC.

  3. Hi Jamie,

    Thank you for the reply.

    I've read both of the books:) I realy like DM Add-in for Excel2007, especially the table analysis tools. I'm amazed by how easy a DM task could be. And I believe this could be a game-changer in the business world.

    My company is an IBM/SPSS shop, but we realy like the features like OLAP-DM, Excel DM Add-In that being provided by sql08 and how easy it can be integrated with .Net and SSRS...

    In the future, if there're more algorithms can be added (like time series added into this vertion), it will gain more DM business from big comanies.