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Analyzing Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms
3 years ago

Analyzing Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms

To see the past five years of Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms vendor performance ratings, check out the excellent Pivotstream analytics showcase. There are three different reports …
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How To Integrate Tableau with Microsoft Reporting Services
3 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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Thoughts on Cloud Office 365 Power BI Launch
3 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
3 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 and Tableau
3 years ago

Understanding the Differences: Microsoft Power BI and Tableau

NOTE: Are you looking for an update? See FAQ 5: When will you update your Tableau and Microsoft Power BI comparison? on my FAQs page. My top tips, be aware …
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Latest Round of Office 365 Power BI Preview Updates
3 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
3 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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Setting Up a SharePoint 2013 BI Farm
3 years ago

Setting Up a SharePoint 2013 BI Farm

Getting through a SharePoint 2013 BI Farm install is a complex and daunting process for even the very best Microsoft BI talent in the world. It is not easy…period. Each …
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PASS Summit 2013 News
4 years ago

PASS Summit 2013 News

This one will be short and sweet. If you want to watch the PASS Summit 2013 key note, it is available at the PASS Summit site.

This year very little …
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Power View HTML5 Mobile Preview for Office 365
4 years ago

Power View HTML5 Mobile Preview for Office 365

The Power BI and Mobile App Preview is beginning to expand. Honestly, I have not had one spare moment yet to spin up my Power BI Preview environment. I do …
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Couple Quick SQL Server World Updates
4 years ago

Couple Quick SQL Server World Updates

August has been a busy blog month so I am going to keep this one short and sweet.  There are a couple key updates in SQL Server World floating around …
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Ah ha! Power BI Mobile App is in the Windows App Store
4 years ago

Ah ha! Power BI Mobile App is in the Windows App Store

Checking the social media and Twitter-sphere tonight, I noticed a post on the Power BI Mobile App being showcased in the Windows 8 app store. (Tip: For my readers outside …
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Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Power BI
4 years ago

Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Power BI

Big Cloud BI news today from Microsoft’s annual partner conference. Announcements regarding an upcoming preview offering for Office 365 customers called Power BI will include:

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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Thoughts on the Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for BI Platforms
4 years ago

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
4 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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Looking back on 2012…
4 years ago

Looking back on 2012…

WOW! 2012 was an incredible year. I wanted to fondly look back upon the entire year of 2012 before diving into what is new, wild and exciting in 2013. This …
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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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Beautiful BI Sites with SharePoint 2013
5 years ago

Beautiful BI Sites with SharePoint 2013

SharePoint site design and difficulty creating SharePoint master pages has plagued most of the BI developers I know including myself. In the last 16 years,  I have seen my fair share …
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Office 2013 Business Intelligence Highlights
5 years ago

Office 2013 Business Intelligence Highlights

The Office 2013 Consumer Preview was released and there are some pretty awesome business intelligence highlights within it. Here is a quick summary of the features I have seen thus …
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