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BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens
2 years ago

BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens

A long time ago in a galaxy of data far, far away….

Mega-vendors and niche vendors aligned forces to expand on-premises business Intelligence battles into the cloud. The increasing commotion awakened …
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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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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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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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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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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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Exploring SQL Server 2016 CTP2
3 years ago

Exploring SQL Server 2016 CTP2

For those of you that love to stay on the bleeding edge of technology, SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2 was released earlier this week. The downloads are …
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May 2015 Microsoft BI World News
3 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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Microsoft Breathes Life back into SQL Server BI On-Prem
3 years ago

Microsoft Breathes Life back into SQL Server BI On-Prem

After a few years of silence, wondering if cloud first meant cloud only, SQL Server BI on-premises customers finally got a peek at the investments being made in SQL Server 2016. …
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April 2015 Microsoft BI World News
3 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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Thoughts on Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant
3 years ago

Thoughts on Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant

A few weeks ago the highly anticipated Gartner Magic Quadrant reports for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms and Advanced Analytics were released. Each year I anxiously search the internet trying …
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Microsoft BI Roadmaps: Planning the Journey
3 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: 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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Analyzing Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms
4 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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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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Setting Up a SharePoint 2013 BI Farm
4 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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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:

SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 Business Intelligence Summary
4 years ago

SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 Business Intelligence Summary

In an unusual but warmly welcomed move, Microsoft SQL Server Technical Marketing released the SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 Product Guide before the CTP was released to the public.  The …
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