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Tackling Data Gravity with Hybrid BI Solutions
12 months ago

Tackling Data Gravity with Hybrid BI Solutions

After two glorious days of vacation in Palm Cove, Australia, my inner spirit is recharged and I am ready to write. Last week I presented Tackling Data Gravity with Hybrid …
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Spectacular Events in Spring 2016
12 months ago

Spectacular Events in Spring 2016

Spring is almost here! It is my favorite time of year. Flowers blossom, trees come back to life, my bright color wardrobe reappears and there are many industry conferences to feed …
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December 2015 Microsoft BI World News
1 year ago

December 2015 Microsoft BI World News

Here we go again! Another month means another deluge of announcements and feature releases from various Microsoft teams. There is no such thing as slowing down for the holidays in Redmond. For time-starved technical …
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October 2015 Microsoft BI World News
1 year ago

October 2015 Microsoft BI World News

The tidal wave of wonderful business intelligence news from PASS Summit 2015 and the gorgeous view from my hotel window of fall leaf colors in their full glory are keeping me smiling this weekend. …
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NEW Alteryx Visual Analytics Kit for Microsoft
1 year ago

NEW Alteryx Visual Analytics Kit for Microsoft

Alteryx is a rising star in the world of self-service ETL and analytics. I wrote about their offering from time to time when I was an independent analyst and truly …
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PASS Summit Microsoft BI Engineering Sessions
1 year ago

PASS Summit Microsoft BI Engineering Sessions

It is that time of year! Get ready for PASS Summit 2015, the world’s largest conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI Professionals. I told you Microsoft was breathing life back …
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Real-Time Twitter Analytics with Azure and Power BI
1 year ago

Real-Time Twitter Analytics with Azure and Power BI

I love Sunday nights. Nice breeze flowing through the open windows, crickets chirping, pups resting, social networks are slower paced and email is still fairly quiet while Redmond is enjoying …
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September 2015 Microsoft BI World News
1 year ago

September 2015 Microsoft BI World News

Microsoft development is literally moving at the speed of light. The massive daily waves of September releases have been impossible to track. As promised, I will share as much as I …
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A New World of Data
1 year ago

A New World of Data

Finally on a quiet 17 hour flight over the Pacific Ocean to Australia with no Gogo internet access, I completely disconnected from the all the constant digital buzz and rejuvenated …
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August 2015 Microsoft BI World News
1 year ago

August 2015 Microsoft BI World News

After an absolutely incredible July, Microsoft Power BI teams showed no signs of slowing down. The Power BI Desktop team released a key feature to import existing Excel 2013 Power BI …
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How To Visually Analyze Predictive Models in Power BI
2 years ago

How To Visually Analyze Predictive Models in Power BI

One of my passions in life is predictive analytics. Countless blogs and presentations have been inspired by my endless appetite to evaluate a myriad of predictive tools. A few weeks …
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July 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 years ago

July 2015 Microsoft BI World News

July was an incredible month for Microsoft BI fans. I can barely get this summary out on time! There has been a lot of worldwide interest in the recent news …
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The Evolution of Azure Data Catalog
2 years ago

The Evolution of Azure Data Catalog

Old time Microsoft BI fans, do you remember Project Barcelona? Fast-forward a few years, wrinkles, pounds, grey strands in my hair and now we have an even better version of it …
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Say Hello to Cortana Analytics Suite
2 years ago

Say Hello to Cortana Analytics Suite

This week at Microsoft’s World Partner Conference (WPC), more jaw dropping announcements were made for business intelligence and analytics fanatics. To be completely transparent with you, I still have not …
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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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May 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 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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Real-Time Dashboards Today
2 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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April 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 years ago

April 2015 Microsoft BI World News

Here is a quick summary of key news from the Microsoft BI world. If you have not noticed, there are many rapid releases these days. If you want to get updates …
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