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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).

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 99 – Drill-Down Donut Chart

In this module you will learn how to use the Drill-Down Donut Chart. The Drill-Down Donut Chart allows you to visualize categorical data in an interactive drill-down chart.

Module 99 – Drill-Down Donut Chart

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Posted in Devin Knight on 19 April 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 98 – Hierarchy Chart by Akvelon)

In this module you will learn how to use the Hierarchy Chart. The Hierarchy Chart displays hierarchical data in a tree format.

Module 98 – Hierarchy Chart

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Posted in Devin Knight on 12 April 2018

Power BI Monthly Digest – April 2018

Welcome to a new series that Manuel Quintana [Blog | Twitter] and I are starting where we will cover some of the top Power BI features released each month. In our April 2018 edition you will learn about:

  • New DAX function: COMBINEVALUES()
  • Generally available release of Organizational Visuals

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Posted in Devin Knight on 4 April 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 97 – Enlighten Data Story)

In this module you will learn how to use the Enlighten Data Story. The Enlighten Data Story allows you to tell a simple story with your data while emphasizing your measure values dynamically.

Module 97 – Enlighten Data Story)

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Posted in Devin Knight on 3 April 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 96 – Enlighten Waffle Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Enlighten Waffle Chart. The Enlighten Waffle Chart is a simple way to visualize a percentage of values on a 10 x 10 grid of dots.

Module 96 – Enlighten Waffle Chart)

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Posted in Devin Knight on 27 March 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 95 – VitaraCharts–MicroChart)

In this module you will learn how to use the VitaraCharts – MicroChart. The VitaraCharts – MicroChart provides a intuitive way to look at multiple metrics in a compact grid layout.

Module 95 – VitaraCharts – MicroChart

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Posted in Devin Knight on 23 March 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 94 – Count Down Timer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Count Down Timer. The Count Down Timer is a very simple visual that counts towards a specific date and time.

Module 94 – Count Down Timer

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Posted in Devin Knight on 16 March 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 93 – Mapbox Visual)

In this module you will learn how to use the Mapbox Visual. The Mapbox Visual allows you to visualize geographical data while including multiple layers and custom overlays.

Module 93 – Mapbox Visual

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Posted in Devin Knight on 9 March 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 92 – KPI Ticker MAQ Software)

In this module you will learn how to use the KPI Indicator Custom Visual by MAQ Software. The KPI Ticker displays frequently changing metrics with a with a trend indicator.

Module 92 – KPI Ticker (MAQ Software)

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Posted in Devin Knight on 1 March 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 91 – Smart Filter by OKViz)

In this module you will learn how to use the Smart Filter by OKViz. The Smart Filter works similar to a traditional slicer in Power BI but has a better user experience in many cases.

Module 91 – Smart File by OKViz

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Posted in Devin Knight on 22 February 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 90 – Brick Chart MAQ Software)

In this module you will learn how to use the Brick Chart by MAQ Software. The Brick Chart provides a simple method for highlighting your best and worst performers in a 100 square colored chart.

Module 90 – Brick Chart (MAQ Software)

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Posted in Devin Knight on 13 February 2018

How I Used Pragmatic Works Training to Pass the Power BI 70-778 Certification

Recently I took and passed the Microsoft certification exam 70-778 for Power BI called Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI.  I’ve taken Microsoft certification exams in the past but for the first time I took the exam using the online proctor method.  I read several reviews by… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 12 February 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 89 – Filter by List)

In this module you will learn how to use the Filter by List Custom Visual. The Filter by List allows you to easily copy and paste in a list of values that you wish to filter by on your report.

Module 89 – Filter by List

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Posted in Devin Knight on 8 February 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 88 – Pulse Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Pulse Chart Custom Visual. The Pulse Chart can easily display trends in your data and any events that could have causes those trends to occur.

Module 88 – Pulse Chart

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Posted in Devin Knight on 31 January 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 87 – Funnel with Source MAQ Software)

In this module you will learn how to use the Funnel with Source Custom Visual by MAQ Software. The Funnel with Source is great for displaying data as it flows through a process or set of steps.

Module 87 – Funnel with Source (MAQ Software)

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Posted in Devin Knight on 24 January 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 86 – Bubble Chart by Akvelon)

In this module you will learn how to use the Bubble Chart Custom Visual by Akvelon. The Bubble chart allows you to show the value of categories proportionally represented by the size of the bubble.

Module 86 – Bubble Chart By Akvelon

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Posted in Devin Knight on 19 January 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 85 – Image Grid)

In this module you will learn how to use the Image Grid Custom Visual. This visual is a unique way to visualize multiple images at once that can be resorted by a measure value.

Module 85 – Image Grid

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Posted in Devin Knight on 12 January 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 84 – ChartAccent – BarChart)

In this module you will learn how to use the ChartAccent BarChart Custom Visual. This visual is a custom bar chart that allows you to annotate individual data points, data series and ranges.

Module 84 – ChartAccent – BarChart

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Posted in Devin Knight on 3 January 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 83 – ChartAccent – LineChart)

In this module you will learn how to use the ChartAccent LineChart Custom Visual. This visual is a custom line chart that allows you to annotate individual data points, data series and ranges.

Module 83 – ChartAccent – LineChart

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Posted in Devin Knight on 27 December 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 82 – Text Filter)

In this module you will learn how to use the Text Filter Custom Visual. This visual allows you to filter all the other visuals on your report by typing in a value into the Text Filter.

Module 82 – Text Filter

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Posted in Devin Knight on 19 December 2017

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