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BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens
3 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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Thoughts on Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant
4 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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Data Addict Confessions: Analyzing Home Prices in various Data Discovery Tools
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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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SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 Business Intelligence Summary
5 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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Tip! Microsoft BI Metadata, Impact Analysis, Dependency Analysis and Lineage
7 years ago

Tip! Microsoft BI Metadata, Impact Analysis, Dependency Analysis and Lineage

There are multiple ways to manage Microsoft BI metadata, impact analysis, dependency analysis and lineage.  In SQL Server 2012,   these features will be available in the “Project Barcelona”   SQL Server Feature Pack …
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Visio Services Data Driven Visualizations in SharePoint
7 years ago

Visio Services Data Driven Visualizations in SharePoint

I just gave a quick demo of this powerful and amazing feature that is often overlooked in the SharePoint Business Intelligence visualizations – the presentation deck is on SlideShare.  Note …
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