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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.

Using Power BI with HDInsight Part 2: Power BI Desktop and Hive

With the rise of HDInsight and other Hadoop based tools, it is valuable to understand how Power BI can help you take advantage of those big data investments. If you need to set up a cluster to work with, check out my previous posts on Setting Up an HDInsight Cluster… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 28 August 2015

Using Power BI with HDInsight Part 1: Power Query and Files

With the rise of HDInsight and other Hadoop based tools, it is valuable to understand how Power BI can help you take advantage of those big data investments. If you need to set up a cluster to work with, check out my previous posts on Setting Up an HDInsight Cluster… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 27 August 2015

Uploading Files to an HDInsight Cluster (No Scripting Required)

As I noted in my first post, I am not a fan of scripting. In that post we set up a cluster without using scripts to do so. Now we are going to look at how to upload files without scripts. While this will work for our demo and… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 26 August 2015

Exploring the Microsoft Azure HDInsight Query Console (No Scripting Required)

As I noted in my previous post, I am not a fan of scripting. In that post we set up a cluster without using scripts to do so. Before we get to the steps to load our own data, I wanted to take a moment and explore the HDInsight… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 25 August 2015

Setting Up an HDInsight Cluster (No Scripts Required)

Let me start by saying, I am not a fan of scripting. It definitely has its place and a lot of my peers really like it. It is the easiest way to get functionality out from software vendors such as Microsoft. PowerShell is an incredibly powerful tool which can do… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 24 August 2015

Excel BI Tip #28: Using member expressions in the CUBEVALUE Function

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

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 21 July 2015

Excel BI Tip #27: CUBESET and CUBESETCOUNT 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

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 16 June 2015

How I Got Started in Software Development-A Tribute to Ed

Steve:

Happy Memorial Weekend everyone. This is a time to remember those who have gone before and in some cases have left us. I started a tribute series that celebrates those who have had an impact on me as a person and on my career. It started with my…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 22 May 2015

Join me Tues, May 12 – Consumption Based Architecture for BI

Join me on Tuesday, May 12 as I discuss consumption based architecture for BI Solutions with Pragmatic Works.


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Posted in DataOnWheels on 6 May 2015

Building Your Data Team’s Make Up and Culture

Join Adam Jorgensen and Pragmatic works to learn about Building Your Data Team’s Make Up and Culture on Tuesday, May 5.


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Posted in DataOnWheels on 1 May 2015

Excel BI Tip #26: Using a Data Spreadsheet or Tab

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

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 30 April 2015

Optimizing the Modern Data Platform with SQL Server 2014

Join Jason Strate and Pragmatic Works in Minneapolis on May 7. Learn about Optimizing the Modern Data Platform with SQ Server 2014. Register here.


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Posted in DataOnWheels on 22 April 2015

Excel Tip #25: Overlaying Charts

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

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 21 April 2015

Techfuse MN 2015

Join me at Techfuse Minnesota 2015. I will be presenting on Excel Dashboards.


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Posted in DataOnWheels on 20 April 2015

Excel Tip #24: Removing “Buttons” from Excel Charts

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

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 7 April 2015

Excel Tip #23: Adding a Trendline to Your Chart

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

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 31 March 2015

Excel Tip #22: Combo Charts – Out of the Box Functionality

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

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 24 March 2015

Excel Tip #21: Hiding Scrollbars in Excel Services Web Part

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

2 comments, 252 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 17 March 2015

Check Out Josh’s Blog on Creating Percentile in DAX

I would like to introduce a “new” blogger to you. Joshuha Owen has restarted his blog and will be covering topics on business intelligence and data. I have worked with Josh for years at a Magenic and now Pragmatic Works. I look forward to seeing what he will be writing… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 24 February 2015

Excel BI Tip #20: Wingdings–an Excel Services Supported Indicator Alternative

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

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 10 February 2015

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