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Analysis Services is 20 years old!

Headshot of article author Christian Wade

It’s amazing to think that Analysis Services is 20 years old. This product defined BI as we know it today. A historic milestone for a workhorse of industry. Here is the original press release.


We created a webinar to celebrate. It includes a timeline of the history, community tools, and interviews from some of the influencers of Analysis Services over the years. Some of the interviews have hilarious moments. We even managed to get an installation of Analysis Services 2000 for a “then and now” demo. Oh, and of course we included some OLAP jokes. 


Here are the interviewees:

  • Chris Webb

  • Darren Gosbell

  • Jeffrey Wang

  • Josh Caplan

  • Kasper de Jonge

  • Marco Russo

  • Will Thompson


Which interview did you find the funniest? What is your favorite Analysis Services feature? What are you most excited about the future of Analysis Services?


Special thanks to Peter Myers, Adam Saxton and Charles Sterling for helping make this happen. Thanks also to all those who participated in the Analysis Services community over the years! 


Happy 20th birthday Analysis Services!