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Unifying Analytics Across Vendors with Perspective ILM BI Portal
7 months ago

Unifying Analytics Across Vendors with Perspective ILM BI Portal

With the recent industry shift towards the use of agile self-service BI solutions, traditional and modern BI solutions are often deployed side-by-side in a bi-modal analytical strategy. It is not …
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Exploring 2017 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant Results
8 months ago

Exploring 2017 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant Results

Ah yes, it is that magical time of year. Emotions in the business intelligence world peak every time the Gartner BI and Analytics Magic Quadrant (BI MQ) report is released. …
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Pyramid Analytics: Launches On-Prem BI for Power BI Desktop
1 year ago

Pyramid Analytics: Launches On-Prem BI for Power BI Desktop

Note: The following is a guest post by a respected peer of mine, Peter Sprague. We recently held a webinar together where I asked him tough questions and FAQs on why Microsoft customers would …
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Time to Explore My Next Great Challenge
2 years ago

Time to Explore My Next Great Challenge

UPDATE 3/25/2016: Words cannot express my gratitude for the wonderful messages and uplifting calls that I received from the community, peers, past managers, clients and former product team members. Thank you so much for understanding my need …
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Annual BI Bake-Off March Madness Style
2 years ago

Annual BI Bake-Off March Madness Style

Last Sunday was the annual BI Bake-Off, arguably the BI industry’s most highly anticipated, public competitive BI/analytics vendor demo showdown of the year. The mega-popular event founded by Cindi Howson is …
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Tackling Data Gravity with Hybrid BI Solutions
2 years 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
2 years 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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Big Changes in Gartner 2016 BI Magic Quadrant
2 years ago

Big Changes in Gartner 2016 BI Magic Quadrant

Thursday, February 4, 2016 rocked the business intelligence and analytics world. The day started with the release of an exciting new 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics report, …
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Public Data Storytelling
2 years ago

Public Data Storytelling

Today Microsoft announced an exciting preview of public Power BI report publishing for data storytelling. New Power BI Publish to Web unlocks visual analytics everywhere. With YouTube-like embed link creation simplicity, anyone …
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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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Revisiting Self-Service BI Governance
2 years ago

Revisiting Self-Service BI Governance

How are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions? You have to be doing better than me. I get an F in January = total failure. Despite all the workout gear …
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December 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 years 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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SQL Server and Power BI Holiday Gifts
2 years ago

SQL Server and Power BI Holiday Gifts

In traditional Microsoft style, the SQL Server and Power BI teams just released a few totally amazing downloads for the holidays including the highly anticipated SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.2 and the latest …
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Dear Santa Let Me Explain
2 years ago

Dear Santa Let Me Explain

Although 2015 was a fantastic year for Microsoft SQL Server BI and Power BI, it was not a good year for me. Dear Santa, I know the 2015 Underwood Family Task …
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November 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 years ago

November 2015 Microsoft BI World News

Another month means another flurry of updates were released across Microsoft’s BI and analytics offerings. There is no such thing as a holiday slowdown for these teams. The external momentum now continues growing …
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Storytelling with Infographics: Where to Start
2 years ago

Storytelling with Infographics: Where to Start

My love for this profession is more of a sickness. Those of us that have this illness, can’t resist the temptation to dig in, play and visualize data. With the latest November Power BI Desktop release, …
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Power BI Desktop Tips & Tricks
2 years ago

Power BI Desktop Tips & Tricks

After an intense but awesome two weeks on the road in Redmond for PASS Summit, MVP Summit and catching up with my peers on the Power BI and SQL Server …
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October 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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