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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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September 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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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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Secrets of Engineering Feature Selection
2 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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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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Microsoft Breathes Life back into SQL Server BI On-Prem
2 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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Getting Started with Datazen Mobile BI
2 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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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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Easy Button Google Analytics Dashboards
2 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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Mobile BI for On-Prem Microsoft BI and SSRS
2 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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Microsoft BI Roadmaps: Planning the Journey
2 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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Unwrapping the Power BI vNext Public Preview
2 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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R Visualizations in Reporting Services
2 years ago

R Visualizations in Reporting Services

After several long weeks on the road, I am finally back home and digging into open-source R again. A few days ago there was a post by TIOBE Software showing …
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PASS Summit 2014 BI News
2 years ago

PASS Summit 2014 BI News

PASS Summit, the world’s largest conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals, kicked-off today with keynotes by Microsoft’s T.K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, James Phillips, and Joseph Sirosh. This year the event …
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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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