Using either SSIS in SQL 2012 or 2008 R2, create an SSIS Package. Add an Analysis Server DDL Task to the Control Flow. Go through the steps to create a NEW Connection manager for this task.
now try to create a Shared Connection Manager at the Project level to be used by this task. Can't be done. Why not? Why can't I create a Project level Connection Manager that is THE SAME AS one that resides at the individual Package level.
For all their spouting of collection all the Connection Managers at the Project level to facilitate easy Configuration after Deployment, this kind of goes against the grain.
As it is, if I have 10 packages that all use the same SSAS Connection Manager for AS DDL tasks, I need to A) Copy and Paste the Cm into each package, and B) Configure EACH package after deployment.