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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.

Exploring Excel 2013 for BI Tip #13: Connecting Slicers in Pivot Tables Sourced from a Power Pivot Model

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.  Much of the content will be a result of my daily interactions with business users and other BI devs.  In order to not forget what… Read more

1 comments, 283 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 17 December 2013

Exploring Excel 2013 for BI Tip #12: Icon Sets

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.  Much of the content will be a result of my daily interactions with business users and other BI devs.  In order to not forget what… Read more

1 comments, 1,555 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 3 December 2013

Traveling, Talking, and a PASS Attack Have Happened

Well, this fall has been crazy. As you may have noted from a couple of my previous posts, link to speaking and pass attack, I have been busy this fall. With multiple speaking engagements and additional travel for work, I have been on the road more than I have been… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 1 December 2013

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 1 December 2013

PASS Attack!

It’s Friday. Tomorrow I present two sessions at SQL Saturday #238 – Minnesota. Then I take off for PASS Summit 2013 on Sunday. I then wrap up the week at SQL Saturday #237 – Charlotte BI Edition.

I hope to see a variety of you at these different events.

If… Read more

1 comments, 241 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 11 October 2013

Adding Top 10 Charts to Power View Which Honor Filters

Before I get too far in the weeds, I have to recognize Rob Collie, his blog (http://www.powerpivotpro.com) and his book DAX Formulas for PowerPivot: The Excel Pro’s Guide to Mastering DAX. His book has been a great resource as I work through fun with DAX. I… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 19 September 2013

Exploring Excel 2013 for BI Tip #11: Color Scales

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.  Much of the content will be a result of my daily interactions with business users and other BI devs.  In order to not forget what… Read more

0 comments, 1,227 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 28 August 2013

Traveling and Talking to Wrap Up 2013

I am writing this blog post en route to New York City for SQL Saturday #235. This begins a fairly busy travel and speaking schedule for me this year. Having spent much of the summer at home with my family which was great, I now embark on some trips, primarily… Read more

2 comments, 276 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 16 August 2013

Exploring Excel 2013 for BI Tip #10: The Data Bar

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.  Much of the content will be a result of my daily interactions with business users and other BI devs.  In order to not forget what… Read more

0 comments, 548 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 30 July 2013

Exploring Excel 2013 for BI Tip #9: Adding Calculated Members

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.  Much of the content will be a result of my daily interactions with business users and other BI devs.  In order to not forget what… Read more

0 comments, 824 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 25 June 2013

Exploring Excel 2013 for BI Tip #8: Adding Calculated Measures

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.  Much of the content will be a result of my daily interactions with business users and other BI devs.  In order to not forget what… Read more

0 comments, 363 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 20 June 2013

The Changing World of BI, A New White Paper for Magenic

In the ever changing landscape that is Business Intelligence (or is that Business Analytics?), a fellow business analyst from Magenic, Chuck Whittemore (B), and I authored a white paper based on our experiences over the past months.

What I think makes our work unique, a BI architect and… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 19 June 2013

Exploring Excel 2013 for BI Tip #7: Retaining Pivot Table Size After Data Refreshes

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.  Much of the content will be a result of my daily interactions with business users and other BI devs.  In order to not forget what… Read more

1 comments, 376 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 23 May 2013

Building My HDInsight Server Cluster

After all the hype about Big Data, Hadoop, and now HDInsight, I decided to build out my own big data cluster on HDInsight. My overall goal is to have a cluster I can use with Excel and Data Explorer.  After all, I needed more data in my mashups. I am… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 24 April 2013

SQL Saturday#197–Omaha Recap

This was the second SQL Saturday hosted in Omaha.  I loved to see how the event grew from the first event until now.  John Morehouse ( T | B ) and team did another stellar job organizing this event. I know they packed the house

Having taken part in the… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 12 April 2013

Exploring Excel 2013 for BI Tip #6: GeoFlow–The Latest Excel Visualization

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.  Much of the content will be a result of my daily interactions with business users and other BI devs.  In order to not forget what… Read more

1 comments, 2,153 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 11 April 2013

Exploring Excel 2013 for BI Tip #5: Cleaning Up Slicers

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.  Much of the content will be a result of my daily interactions with business users and other BI devs.  In order to not forget what… Read more

0 comments, 497 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 29 March 2013

Exploring Excel 2013 for BI Tip #4: Adding a Slicer

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.  Much of the content will be a result of my daily interactions with business users and other BI devs.  In order to not forget what… Read more

0 comments, 725 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 28 March 2013

PowerPoint–My Dashboard and Report Design Tool

At some point I think that I am becoming a Microsoft Office specialist as opposed to a BI Architect.  All of this work in Excel and now PowerPoint.  Okay, done with the ramblings.  As I have noted in a couple previous posts, I am working with a team on the… Read more

0 comments, 500 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 20 March 2013

Exploring Excel 2013 for BI Tip #3: Flash Fill

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.  Much of the content will be a result of my daily interactions with business users and other BI devs.  In order to not forget what… Read more

0 comments, 765 reads

Posted in DataOnWheels on 15 March 2013

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