Could you confirm if the overall Visual Studio 2008 OLAP project concepts  are still useful nowadays?

Eduardo Fuerte
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Could you confirm if the overall Visual Studio 2008 OLAP project concepts  (BIDS) are still useful nowadays?

I'm following a video course I obtained using this OLAP version.

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Commented:
Data Cubes are still relevant today. Is this the project you are building?
https://www.accelebrate.com/library/tutorials/ssas-2008#BIDS
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Commented:
Not exactly but very similar.
Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and Analyst

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My concerns are about Visual Studio classes used at about 10 years ago are still valid.
Some macro concepts like "cubes" are certainly still vailds.
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Yes still relevant. Still valid.  

Having said that, there are new / improved features as versions come out, but you do need to start somewhere and those 2008 courses are pretty damn good as a foundation.

Often, it is getting stuck into the foundations where you can learn more about it. Then you can capitalize on the advances (which are typically based on making it "easier") because of a well established/ well understood foundation. You will be in a better place by learning grass-root approaches.

Then again, maybe I am a little old fashioned with a belief that you cannot build a Penthouse without first having a solid foundation :)

Does that make sense ?
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@Mark


 and those 2008 courses are pretty damn good as a foundation.

Too much coherent.
That's make all sense.

Thank you for the assistance!

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