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Embracing Governed Excel in an Enterprise BI Strategy
7 months ago

Embracing Governed Excel in an Enterprise BI Strategy

Excel is the #1, most loved analytics tool in the world with over one billion users worldwide. It is figuratively the Swiss Army knife of analytics. Why? Excel is easy …
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Frontline Systems Analytic Solver® V2017 for Advanced Analytics
8 months ago

Frontline Systems Analytic Solver® V2017 for Advanced Analytics

For everyone that I have told to stand out from the crowd by stretching your analytical brain and learning prescriptive modeling, check out the fantastic news. Frontline Systems now offers software …
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The Buyer – Selecting a Visual Analytics Vendor [Part 2]
9 months ago

The Buyer – Selecting a Visual Analytics Vendor [Part 2]

Sensational claims, frustrations, difficult questions, bizarre behavior and drama, it’s all coming up on this week’s episode of The Buyer. To recap our last episode, a bevy of more than …
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2016 State of Analytics Adoption
11 months ago

2016 State of Analytics Adoption

Logi Analytics has just released its annual State of Analytics Adoption Report. More people have access to fantastic, simple to learn, self-service analytics tools than ever before today. So why is self-service …
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January 2016 Microsoft BI World News
2 years ago

January 2016 Microsoft BI World News

As sunshine brilliantly glistened over the snow blanketed Northern Hemisphere, Redmond teams kicked off the year with a flurry of updates, announcements and releases. From a new analytics conference to …
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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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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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Embedding Excel Power View Reports in Public Web Sites and Blogs
3 years ago

Embedding Excel Power View Reports in Public Web Sites and Blogs

Microsoft Power BI Santa delivered an early surprise with an unexpected feature announcement. Sharing embedded Power View reports on a public web site or blog has now been enabled.  Finally!  It …
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Tip! Embed Excel into a Web Site via OneDrive
3 years ago

Tip! Embed Excel into a Web Site via OneDrive

Here is a fun and unexpected 4th of July surprise.  Last year on this very same day I was playing with the Hortonworks Sandbox. This year while out and about, …
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Thoughts on Cloud Office 365 Power BI Launch
4 years ago

Thoughts on Cloud Office 365 Power BI Launch

In case you were buried without power and internet in one of the many 2014 snow storms, Microsoft’s Cloud Office 365 Power BI for Excel launched last week. The Twittersphere …
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Self-Service BI Governance
4 years ago

Self-Service BI Governance

I had a funny conversation last weekend with a consulting peer that mentioned governance with self-service BI tools. I don’t think that person realized this was a HOT button topic …
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BeyeNETWORK Prescriptive Analytics Channel Series
4 years ago

BeyeNETWORK Prescriptive Analytics Channel Series

I am happy to announce the launch of my Prescriptive Analytics Channel on BeyeNETWORK. For those of you that are unfamiliar with Prescriptive Analytics, it is a decision science area …
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Power Query = the Shining Star of Power BI
4 years ago

Power Query = the Shining Star of Power BI

I have written a few times this year about Data Explorer, now called Power Query for Excel 2010 and 2013, in blogs New Data Explorer for Excel and Self-Service ETL …
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Predixion Enterprise Insight 3.1
4 years ago

Predixion Enterprise Insight 3.1

Recently I had the honor of walking through Predixion Insight 3.1 and getting a glimpse at upcoming 3.2 directly with Jamie MacLennan, Co-Founder and CTO at Predixion Software. I have …
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Prediction, Optimization, Simulation and Prescriptive Analytics
4 years ago

Prediction, Optimization, Simulation and Prescriptive Analytics

I recently came across an impressive Excel 2013 Add-In that I recall first seeing a few years ago for an older version of Excel while in Data Mining class at …
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New Data Explorer for Excel 2010 and 2013
4 years ago

New Data Explorer for Excel 2010 and 2013

I recently blogged about Self-Service ETL Tool Options. That blog was pretty much a high level summary of current market solutions in that space with links to further explore the …
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Extend Excel Data Visualizations with Office Apps
5 years ago

Extend Excel Data Visualizations with Office Apps

I am truly excited about the ability to easily extend Excel with “Office Apps”. I couldn’t resist checking out this new feature to create an interactive, drillable treemap/heatmap data visualization …
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FAQ: How is PowerPivot Different than Excel?
5 years ago

FAQ: How is PowerPivot Different than Excel?

I have wanted to write this post for a LOOOOONG time now.  I cannot delay this again, period.  Deep technical resources often ask me what is the difference between PowerPivot …
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What-If Analytic Scenario Simulation Options
5 years ago

What-If Analytic Scenario Simulation Options

A common advanced analytic requirement is “what if” scenario modeling. How can we enable our analysts to alter certain parameters  within known contraints to test potential impact?  Well, let me …
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PowerPivot “How To” for Large Scale Projects
6 years ago

PowerPivot “How To” for Large Scale Projects

It seems many BI pros do not realize the wonderful large scale potential for PowerPivot projects using the easy SSAS upgrade path in SQL Server 2012. Most of the enterprise …
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