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Part 2: Integrating R with Web Applications
2 years ago

Part 2: Integrating R with Web Applications

This is the follow up to January’s Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications. In that article I reviewed several open-source and commercial options for integrating R into web applications. …
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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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Data Addict Confessions: My TO DO List
2 years ago

Data Addict Confessions: My TO DO List

I have never experienced anything like the past 15 days since the Power BI freemium announcement. Since that day, my in boxes were flooded with inquiries and huge long lists …
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Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications
2 years ago

Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications

*** UPDATE: On 1/23/2015  Surprise!  Microsoft announced the acquisition of Revolution Analytics.  This is great news and as a result I will be adding that solution option into this mix …
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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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Embedding Excel Power View Reports in Public Web Sites and Blogs
3 years ago

Embedding Excel Power View Reports in Public Web Sites and Blogs

Microsoft Power BI Santa delivered an early surprise with an unexpected feature announcement. Sharing embedded Power View reports on a public web site or blog has now been enabled.  Finally!  It …
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PASS Summit 2014 BI News
3 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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Data Addict Confessions: Analyzing Home Prices in various Data Discovery Tools
3 years ago

Data Addict Confessions: Analyzing Home Prices in various Data Discovery Tools

This blog has been on my mind for a long time now. I thought I’d share part of the analytical process with you that I performed to determine both the …
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New Microsoft Office Excel on iPad Native App
3 years ago

New Microsoft Office Excel on iPad Native App

Today exciting and long-awaited news of Microsoft Office native apps for Apple iPad was finally released along with the availability of Microsoft Office in the iPad app store. I won’t …
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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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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: My top tips are to understand Microsoft cloud vendor data lock in risks, true cloud costs for real world use cases and assumed free software surprise fines of …
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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
4 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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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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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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Data Discovery Player Market Trends
4 years ago

Data Discovery Player Market Trends

In keeping a close pulse on the overall BI industry, one of the stats I like to track is the Job Trends and Skills that are HOT and their increase …
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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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