Why I created a blog

Its been four years since I first created this blog. It has remained true to Essbase and related information over those years. Hopefully it has answered questions and given you insight over those years. I will continue to provide my observations and comments on the ever changing world of EPM. Don't be surprised if the scope of the blog changes and brings in other Hyperion topics.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Essbase Studio Book

I have been quiet for a while on my blog and there is a reason for it. I have been busy working on a new book titled “Look smarter than you are with Essbase Studio” It is a companion book to the Look smarter with Essbase series. I have completed the writing and it is now off to the editors to make it coherent and to obliterate my attempt at humor. Like (or unlike depending on your viewpoint) the other Look Smarter books, I attempted to make  the book a fun read. I of course am prejudice, but I think it came out pretty good. I am hoping it will be GA around the first of March from Lulu.com. I’ll post again when it is.

One or two of you who read my blog have seen snippets of the book and I had favorable feedback about it. When it is released, I’ll ask a few of my fellow bloggers to give honest reviews of it. I won’t even pay them(not that I ever would).

I will say if anyone asks you to write a technical book, turn and run and keep running. I can’t believe how much harder it was than I ever thought it could be.

On a related note of Essbase Studio. At Kscope11 I will be presenting a session on Essbase Studio Advanced topics and have been asked to co-present on an intro to Essbase Studio session. So if you bring the book you will have bought by then, I’ll sign it for you. It won’t make it worth any more, in fact it will most likely lower its value, but I will have gotten my 15 seconds of fame. Coming to get you book signed is worth the cost of the conference alone not to mention all of the great sessions for more talented speakers than me.

2 comments:

srx said...

That's hot topic, I guess it will be a great book - any release date so far? On which version are you focusing? Will you compare/list features/bugs/workaround for the different versions (11.1.1.x vs 11.1.2?).
I'll keep an eye on lulu.com

GlennS said...

I've based the book on 11.1.2 as it has so much more functionality that 11.1.1.X. There is an appendix which shows limitations of 11.1.1.X. I expect it to be domplet about March 1st.