The first 2 articles have been published on a SQLServerCentral.com Stairway series for SQL Server Analysis Tabular models. This is truely a blessing to be able to publish on SQLServerCentral.com. I have been reading this site everyday since I started working in SQL Server 7.0. It has been my go to resource for informative articles.
The first article is Why Use Analysis Service Tabular? This explains what I have seen in the field about SSAS.
The second article is about installing the components for using SSAS Tabular.
The third will build a model from the Wide World Imports DW database.
Hope you enjoy and help me with the uses for Analysis Services Tabular Models.