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BI & Analytics

Big Changes in Gartner 2016 BI Magic Quadrant
4 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
4 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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Revisiting Self-Service BI Governance
4 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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Revolutionizing Microsoft Analytics
4 years ago

Revolutionizing Microsoft Analytics

Shhhh…everyone is asleep. Finally I can sneak into my home office, light up the lovely Sun & Sand Yankee Candle, and spin up the Azure Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine …
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My Favorite Public Data Sources
4 years ago

My Favorite Public Data Sources

Where to get public data? In this article, I will share a few of my personal favorite public data sources. Combining public data in your own analytics projects can add …
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BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens
4 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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Storytelling with Infographics: Where to Start
4 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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R You Ready for SQL Server 2016?
4 years ago

R You Ready for SQL Server 2016?

It is a late night here in Tampa – 2:04AM EST to be exact. Pups are snoring. Crickets are chirping. Classical music is quietly playing on my little iTunes gadget. …
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Power BI Desktop Tips & Tricks
4 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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NEW Alteryx Visual Analytics Kit for Microsoft
4 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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Revealing the Splendor in Power BI Desktop
4 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
4 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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Did you Buy a Self-Service BI Fantasy?
4 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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A New World of Data
4 years ago

A New World of Data

Finally on a quiet 17 hour flight over the Pacific Ocean to Australia with no Gogo internet access, I completely disconnected from the all the constant digital buzz and rejuvenated …
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How To Visually Analyze Predictive Models in Power BI
4 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
4 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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The Evolution of Azure Data Catalog
5 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
5 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
5 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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Data Governance Series by Microsoft Trustworthy Computing
5 years ago

Data Governance Series by Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

Tonight I came across a gold mine of wonderful data governance resources while researching the industry. Data governance has been a mega-hot topic since self-service business intelligence tools became easy …
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