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DataOnWheels

Steve Hughes is a Principal Consultant at Magenic. His area of expertise is in data and business intelligence architecture on the Microsoft SQL Server platform. He was also the data architect for a SaaS company which delivered a transportation management solution for fleets across the United States. Steve has co-authored two books and delivered more than 30 presentations on SQL Server and data architecture over the past six years. He also provides insights from the field on his blog at http://dataonwheels.wordpress.com.

Archives: October 2015

Boston BI User Group Meeting–Dashboard Design with Microsoft: Power BI vs Datazen (10/13/15)

Thanks for joining Anthony Martin (@SQLMartini) and I at the Boston BI User Group Meeting in October. During the session, we demo’d and built dashboards in Power BI Desktop and Datazen Publisher.

Power BI

www.powerbi.com

Couple of thoughts from our demo:

  • Power BI is a way to get…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 20 October 2015

SQL Saturday #437–Boston BI Edition 2015–You Can Still Analyze Data with T-SQL

Thanks for attending my session on analyzing data with TSQL. I hope you learned something you can take back and use in your projects or at your work. You will find an link to the session and code I used below. If you have any questions about the session post… Read more

2 comments, 335 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 17 October 2015

SQL Saturday #453–Minnesota 2015–A Window Into Your Data

Thanks for attending my session on window functions in TSQL. I hope you learned something you can take back and use in your projects or at your work. You will find an link to the session and code I used below. If you have any questions about the session post… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 10 October 2015

Excel Tip #29: Forcing Slicers to Filter Each Other when Using CUBE Functions

As I mentioned in my original post, Exploring Excel 2013 as Microsoft’s BI Client, I will be posting tips regularly about using Excel 2013 and later.  Much of the content will be a result of my daily interactions with business users and other BI devs.  In order to not… Read more

1 comments, 343 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 9 October 2015

TechFuse Minnesota Follow Up

 

My Session: Using Azure SQL Database for Enterprise Needs

On 10/6/2015, I presented on Azure SQL Database at TechFuse Minnesota. Some of the highlights from the session included a comparison of the various SQL Server offerings and how Azure SQL Database fits into the overall picture. During the session we… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 6 October 2015