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How To Integrate Tableau with Microsoft Reporting Services
4 years ago

How To Integrate Tableau with Microsoft Reporting Services

BREAKING BI NEWS: 2014 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant was just released. It is a must read…Tableau has risen to the top, Spotfire and Qlik edged up, Birst is now on …
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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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Understanding the Differences: Microsoft Power BI versus Tableau
4 years ago

Understanding the Differences: Microsoft Power BI versus Tableau

 

If you want to see recent unbiased Tableau versus Power BI public compare articles, I recommend Ken Black’s blog. He is brilliant, thorough and fair in his real world …
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Latest Round of Office 365 Power BI Preview Updates
4 years ago

Latest Round of Office 365 Power BI Preview Updates

There are many updates this month coming soon across the many apps in the Power BI Suite: Office 365 Power BI Sites, Power View, Power BI Mobile app, Power Query, …
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Power Query = the Shining Star of Power BI
5 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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Thoughts on the Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for BI Platforms

Tableau is ranked as a Leader in  the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence report.  Customers rate Tableau #1 for ease of use, fastest development times, and it has …
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Combining the Best of Microsoft BI and Tableau
5 years ago

Combining the Best of Microsoft BI and Tableau

The past month I have been fielding a lot of calls and email inquiries. Feel free to email me if you want to chat. Let me take this opportunity to …
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Extend Excel Data Visualizations with Office Apps
6 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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Social Analytics PowerPivot Solutions
6 years ago

Social Analytics PowerPivot Solutions

UPDATED 8/14/2013 Microsoft BI Social Analytics Solution and Technical Support Site

Social analytics enables companies to keep a constant pulse on   the marketplace by reviewing customer sentiment, likes, dislikes  and hot …
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Tip! Microsoft BI Metadata, Impact Analysis, Dependency Analysis and Lineage
6 years ago

Tip! Microsoft BI Metadata, Impact Analysis, Dependency Analysis and Lineage

There are multiple ways to manage Microsoft BI metadata, impact analysis, dependency analysis and lineage.  In SQL Server 2012,   these features will be available in the “Project Barcelona”   SQL Server Feature Pack …
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Visio Services Data Driven Visualizations in SharePoint
7 years ago

Visio Services Data Driven Visualizations in SharePoint

I just gave a quick demo of this powerful and amazing feature that is often overlooked in the SharePoint Business Intelligence visualizations – the presentation deck is on SlideShare.  Note …
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More Microsoft BI and SAP
7 years ago

More Microsoft BI and SAP

June 2011

SQL CAT White Paper http://sqlcat.com/whitepapers/archive/2011/01/26/

SQL CAT white paper now available on how to use Power Pivot to empower business users to integrate and analyze SAP and non-SAP data …
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Data Warehousing Best Practices and Resources
7 years ago

Data Warehousing Best Practices and Resources

Data Warehousing and Dimensional Modeling

Data Warehouse Fundamentals http://it.toolbox.com/wiki/index.php/Data_Warehouse_Fundamentals and http://www.rkimball.com/html/articlesFundamental.html

Kimball Group http://www.kimballgroup.com/data-warehouse-business-intelligence-resources/

Data Warehouse Toolkit Collection http://www.amazon.com/Kimballs-Data-Warehouse-Toolkit-Classics/dp/0470479574

Best Practices for Data Warehousing with SQL Server 2008 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/cc719165.aspx

DWMantra.com …
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