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Devin Knight

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. Previously, he has tech edited the book Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services and was an author in the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. Devin has spoken at past conferences like PASS and at several SQL Saturday events. He is a contributing member to the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (SIG) for PASS as a leader in the SSIS Focus Group. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is a participating member of the local users’ group (JSSUG).

Archives: July 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 09 – Chord)

In this module you will learn how to use the Chord Power BI Custom Visual.  Chord diagrams show directed relationships among a group of entities using colored lines (chords); this allows for an easy representation of correlating data.

Module 09 – Chord

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Posted in Devin Knight on 25 July 2016

Happy Birthday Power BI!

Today marks one years since Power BI was officially released.  It’s been an amazing ride and I’d like to thank the team at Microsoft for so responsive to the community’s feedback.  Check out this video the community created to celebrate! 


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Posted in Devin Knight on 24 July 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 08 – Dot Plot)

In this module you will learn how to use the Dot Plot Power BI Custom Visual.  The Dot Plot is often used when visualizing a distribution of values or a count of an occurrence across different categorical data you may have.  Watch this module to learn more!

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Posted in Devin Knight on 18 July 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 07 – Enhanced Scatter)

In this module you will learn how to use the Enhanced Scatter Power BI Custom Visual.  This new-and-improved scatter chart allows for more customization and better data representation over the standard scatter chart that is provided to you by default with Power BI.

Module 07 – Enhanced Scatter

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Posted in Devin Knight on 12 July 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 06 – Histogram)

In this module you will learn how to use the Histogram, a Power BI Custom Visual.  A Histogram is a column chart which shows the distribution of occurrences divided into categories, called bins.  This type of chart is useful for estimating density and discovering outliers.

Module 06 – Histogram

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Posted in Devin Knight on 5 July 2016

Power BI – Checking Query Folding With View Native Query

A really great feature that was silently added into June update of the Power BI Desktop is a feature called View Native Query.  This feature is integrated into Power BI Query Editor and appears to give you the ability to see the queries that are running against your data… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 3 July 2016

Power BI Row Level Security

In the June update of the Power BI Desktop there were some really cool features that were added.  I’d encourage you to review the full Power BI blog to see all the June updates.  My favorite of all these new features is Row Level Security (RLS) for Power BI.… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 1 July 2016