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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: October 2016

Watch my PASS Summit Session on PASS TV

I’m just returning from an amazing week at PASS Summit where I meet many of you while working our Pragmatic Works booth. I was also was fortunate enough to be able to deliver a session on advanced Power BI techniques on Friday.  This session was live streamed on PASS TV… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 31 October 2016

This Week In Data – Episode 10 (Getting Started with Azure)

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week’s episode, we discuss how you can get started with Azure.

Many of us already know this, but Azure is here and is not going anywhere. Whether… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 28 October 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 22 – Force-Directed Graph)

In this module you will learn how to use the Force-Directed Graph Power BI Custom Visual.  The Force-Directed Graph allows you to display relationships between your data in a fun and interactive way.

Module 22 – Force-Directed Graph

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Posted in Devin Knight on 24 October 2016

This Week In Data – Episode 9 (What Does Pizza Have to Do with the Cloud?)

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week’s episode, we discuss the cloud as a service and how it relates to pizza.

The world of the cloud includes a lot of parts and can… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 19 October 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 21 – Advanced Time Slicer)

In this module, you will learn how to use the Advanced Time Slicer Power BI Custom Visual.  The Advanced Time Slicer gives you the capabilities of a line chart but with an easy-to-use filtering feature for zooming into desired focus areas.

Module 21 – Advanced Time Slicer

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Posted in Devin Knight on 17 October 2016

This Week In Data – Episode 8 (Mastering the Tech Interview)

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week’s episode, we’ll tell you how to master a technical interview.

Interviews can be very stressful. But technical interviews can often be more stressful, because you have… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 12 October 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 20 – Word Cloud)

In this module you will learn how to use the Word Cloud Power BI Custom Visual.  The Word Cloud is often used for mining large amounts of text data to determine the number of time certain words are used.

Module 20 – Word Cloud

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Posted in Devin Knight on 10 October 2016

This Week In Data – Episode 7 (The Importance of Data Testing)

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week’s episode, guest host Tim Moolic discusses the importance of data testing with Adam and Devin.

Data is one of the most important assets companies have and… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 5 October 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 19 – Chiclet Slicer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Chiclet Slicer Power BI Custom Visual.  The Chiclet Slicer is similar to a Slicer filter natively available in Power BI but has a lot more flexibility and includes the ability to use images instead of text as filters.

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Posted in Devin Knight on 4 October 2016