Author: bryan


Proactive Alerting for Immediate Support

One thing that is critical in administering any system is alerts.  You never want to get a call from an end user to let you know that your system is down.  Not only does it make you look foolish, but now you have to scramble while users are waiting on you.  For critical alerting like “Is your machine running”, you’ll usually need to turn to...


Setting up a Flex Environment for Building MicroStrategy Widgets

As of MicroStrategy 8.1, you can build custom widgets and visualizations using Adobe Flex.  Today, I’ll walk through the steps to setup the environment and some of the issues I’ve run into in the past (as well as some common issues other’s have run into). Step 1: Obtaining the MicroStrategy Flex Plugin This ships with the MicroStrategy SDK, so you’ll need to own a license...


Welcome, a Brief Introduction

I wanted to start things off by first introducing myself and some of my qualifications.  I’ve been working with MicroStrategy for the last 6 years, fulfilling every role from Developer to Architect to working with all of the SDKs.  I feel like I have a lot of interesting nuggets of information on a topic that is sparsely documented, so I’d like to share.I’m currently a MicroStrategy...