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What Lies Beneath the Surface
2 years ago

What Lies Beneath the Surface

In the spirit of Discovery #SharkWeek and a recent personal shark encounter, I was inspired to explore shark versus alligator (or crocodile) attacks. “Sharkigator” attack data is easy to collect …
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June 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 years ago

June 2015 Microsoft BI World News

Since there is so much being released on a weekly basis, here is my promised monthly summary for you. Also keep in mind that next month should be jam-packed with announcements from World …
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Data Governance Series by Microsoft Trustworthy Computing
3 years ago

Data Governance Series by Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

Tonight I came across a gold mine of wonderful data governance resources while researching the industry. Data governance has been a mega-hot topic since self-service business intelligence tools became easy …
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Secrets of Engineering Feature Selection
3 years ago

Secrets of Engineering Feature Selection

Shhh! I have a little secret to share with you on engineering feature selection. Do you promise not to tell anyone? Ok. I trust you. So here goes…

Have you …
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Measuring the Dollar Value of Mined Information
3 years ago

Measuring the Dollar Value of Mined Information

Skimming through 20 years of my archived research tonight with a Diet Mountain Dew in hand, I came across an interesting white paper written in 1997 by Petrie Parsaye called …
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May 2015 Microsoft BI World News
3 years ago

May 2015 Microsoft BI World News

As soon as I get monthly Microsoft BI release news collected, I see yet another Tweet come through with more cool updates. Thus if a few more trickle in this …
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Microsoft Breathes Life back into SQL Server BI On-Prem
3 years ago

Microsoft Breathes Life back into SQL Server BI On-Prem

After a few years of silence, wondering if cloud first meant cloud only, SQL Server BI on-premises customers finally got a peek at the investments being made in SQL Server 2016. …
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Real-Time Dashboards Today
3 years ago

Real-Time Dashboards Today

Every moment counts. Look around you. We live in a fiercely competitive, interconnected, big data world where speed to insight and action have become more critical than ever before. If …
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Getting Started with Datazen Mobile BI
3 years ago

Getting Started with Datazen Mobile BI

The awesome Datazen mobile BI platform may be available to you for FREE. On April 14, 2015, Microsoft announced customers with SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2008 or later and Software …
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Easy Button Google Analytics Dashboards
3 years ago

Easy Button Google Analytics Dashboards

Of all the complimentary third-party connectors and template packs released thus far in Microsoft’s Power BI Preview, Google Analytics is by far my personal favorite!  Hmmm…looking through a few test reports generated from …
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BI Industry going through Midlife Crisis
3 years ago

BI Industry going through Midlife Crisis

It is another lovely springtime Sunday traveling across country to California. I need to have a chat with analytics conference planners to lure a few more events to Tampa, Orlando …
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Don’t Miss PASS Business Analytics 2015
3 years ago

Don’t Miss PASS Business Analytics 2015

If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t miss out on PASS Business Analytics 2015 from April 20 – 22 in sunny Santa Clara, California. This year the program committee, myself …
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Mobile BI for On-Prem Microsoft BI and SSRS
3 years ago

Mobile BI for On-Prem Microsoft BI and SSRS

APRIL 2015 UPDATE SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers with version 2008 or later and Software Assurance are freely entitled to the Datazen Server mobile BI software at no additional cost. …
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Encourage a Data Culture with Mobile BI
3 years ago

Encourage a Data Culture with Mobile BI

APRIL 2015 UPDATE SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers with version 2008 or later and Software Assurance are freely entitled to the Datazen Server mobile BI software at no additional …
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Thoughts on Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant
3 years ago

Thoughts on Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant

A few weeks ago the highly anticipated Gartner Magic Quadrant reports for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms and Advanced Analytics were released. Each year I anxiously search the internet trying …
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Part 2: Integrating R with Web Applications
3 years ago

Part 2: Integrating R with Web Applications

This is the follow up to January’s Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications. In that article I reviewed several open-source and commercial options for integrating R into web applications. …
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Microsoft BI Roadmaps: Planning the Journey
3 years ago

Microsoft BI Roadmaps: Planning the Journey

Roadmaps, roadmaps, roadmaps…how can you plan a safe journey without a roadmap? Just in case you missed the memo, Microsoft’s Cloud & Enterprise team recently published high level Public roadmaps …
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Data Addict Confessions: My TO DO List
3 years ago

Data Addict Confessions: My TO DO List

I have never experienced anything like the past 15 days since the Power BI freemium announcement. Since that day, my in boxes were flooded with inquiries and huge long lists …
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Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications
3 years ago

Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications

*** UPDATE: On 1/23/2015  Surprise!  Microsoft announced the acquisition of Revolution Analytics.  This is great news and as a result I will be adding that solution option into this mix …
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Unwrapping the Power BI vNext Public Preview
3 years ago

Unwrapping the Power BI vNext Public Preview

Happy Holidays! I wasn’t kidding when I shared to keep posted for more updates last week. Although the Public Preview of Power BI was intended to be quietly and humbly …
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