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Revealing the Splendor in Power BI Desktop
2 years ago

Revealing the Splendor in Power BI Desktop

Get ready for the most awesome data month ever to continue! Data discovery, cloud BI and big data are exploding areas of the market with new, wild and exciting announcements. …
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Real-Time Twitter Analytics with Azure and Power BI
2 years ago

Real-Time Twitter Analytics with Azure and Power BI

I love Sunday nights. Nice breeze flowing through the open windows, crickets chirping, pups resting, social networks are slower paced and email is still fairly quiet while Redmond is enjoying …
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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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Diving into Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 years ago

Diving into Azure SQL Data Warehouse

It is a lovely Saturday afternoon, birds chirping, light breeze flowing into my home office window, pups napping, a good change is now imminent and the kick-off of a new football season is …
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Did you Buy a Self-Service BI Fantasy?
2 years ago

Did you Buy a Self-Service BI Fantasy?

As I gaze outside my quiet home office window watching an alligator in the pond, I am reminded of my mostly isolated virtual reality. Not even a rare splurge on chocolate chip cookie dough …
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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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How To Visually Analyze Predictive Models in Power BI
2 years ago

How To Visually Analyze Predictive Models in Power BI

One of my passions in life is predictive analytics. Countless blogs and presentations have been inspired by my endless appetite to evaluate a myriad of predictive tools. A few weeks …
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Mr. Underwood Analyzes Phillies Stats with Power BI
2 years ago

Mr. Underwood Analyzes Phillies Stats with Power BI

Note: The following is a rare guest blog by my husband, Mr. Kevin Underwood, who agreed to try Power BI Desktop. To my dismay, he refers to himself as an “end user” …
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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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What Lies Beneath the Surface
2 years ago

What Lies Beneath the Surface

In the spirit of Discovery #SharkWeek and a recent personal shark encounter, I was inspired to explore shark versus alligator (or crocodile) attacks. “Sharkigator” attack data is easy to collect …
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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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Real-Time Dashboards Today
2 years ago

Real-Time Dashboards Today

Every moment counts. Look around you. We live in a fiercely competitive, interconnected, big data world where speed to insight and action have become more critical than ever before. If …
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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
3 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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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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Encourage a Data Culture with Mobile BI
3 years ago

Encourage a Data Culture with Mobile BI

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 …
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