Power Map for Excel 2013 has had some recent enhancements that are worth noting. You can download the latest Power Map install file here. This update includes some really nice features that are helping make Power Map consumable to a larger audience. Here’s a quick list of some of… Read more
Thanks everyone for attending my free webinar on Introduction to Power Query on August, 27, 2013. If you were not able join for the live event you can now watch the recording here. This was part of an ongoing webinar series by Pragmatic Works offers every Tuesday and Thursday… Read more
Through Self-Service BI, business units can personalize Business Intelligence to their needs and solve problems at a much faster rate than any traditional BI solution. This is why businesses are looking to Self-Service BI to solve the smaller, but no less significant, problems that individual departments need addressed. The goal… Read more
In this post I’d like to demonstrate another way Power Query can solve simple data extraction problems without much time or effort. If you’re still learning the basics of Power Query please refer back to an earlier post here.
This demonstration will show you how to use Power Query… Read more
By now you have likely heard a little about Power Query (formally known as Data Explorer). While you may have heard of the tool many still have not gotten their hands on it and started experiencing the potential it has. In case you’re new to Power Query here’s a… Read more
Next month Mike Davis and myself will be making a epic road trip. We will be flying into Columbus, OH to deliver a two day (7/16 – 7/17) workshop on advanced Reporting Services techniques. We will then pack up and drive to Cleveland, OH for another two day (7/18-7/19) workshop… Read more
Thanks everyone for attending my free webinar on Creating Real World PowerPivot Models on June, 18, 2013. If you were not able join for the live event you can now watch the recording here.
In this webinar we built out a live solution with the Pragmatic Works Marketing Director,… Read more
I’m a little late to the celebration but on Friday some there was some exciting news regarding Power View was announced. You can read about the details of it at the Analysis Services and PowerPivot team blog for Microsoft here. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/analysisservices/archive/2013/05/31/power-view-connectivity-for-multidimensional-models-released.aspx
This is part of a SQL Server Cumulative update… Read more
I hope you were able to attend my free webinar on Ad-hoc Reporting with SharePoint on May 21, 2013. If you weren’t you can now watch the recording here.
As usual there were many great questions that I wasn’t able to answer and I thought I’d follow up on… Read more
I hope you were able to attend my free webinar on Introduction to Analysis Services on April 2, 2013. If you weren’t you can now download the recording here.
Because I covered new material all the way to the end of the webinar i thought I'd also answer some… Read more
Join me tomorrow, April 2. 2013, at 11:00 PM EST for a free webinar which is part of an entire month of Back to Basics themed free training. This webinar is for anyone trying to understand the basics behind Analysis Services and how to get started design a cube. With… Read more
These days the fastest way, not always the most accurate, to get news is through social media. Technology, sports, politics, and breaking news will always be found first on social media outlets like Twitter.
For example, I’m a huge fan of American Football or most known as the NFL. Every… Read more
What is Data Explorer
Data Explorer simplifies the data discovery phase for Excel users that are creating self-service Business Intelligence solutions. It does this by provided straightforward methods for connecting to data previously unheard of, without a developer, in Excel. It also provides a basic ETL tool for those involved… Read more
What is Inquire
The Inquire Add-in for Excel 2013 helps you analyze and review your workbooks for things like relationships, invalid formulas, and to compare .xlsx files for differences. Let’s take some time to review how to enable the add-in and then how to use it.
Enabling the Add-in
If… Read more
I’m very excited to announce that you can now purchase my latest release book:Knight’s Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services 24-Hour Trainer. The 24-Hour series of books offered by Wrox is a great way to get kick started into learning a new tool. Not only are the lessons… Read more
Did you attend PASS Summit and miss out on some sessions because there were so many or you were busy networking? Good news! The recordings are now available for free to watch streaming for all those who attended the conference now here.
If you weren’t an attendee you can… Read more
Life is finally returning to normal after a great week in Seattle for PASS Summit 2012. The entire year is basically other smaller events (still great events!) that occur to pass the time until Summit arrives. Like Ted Kummert said in the keynote on Wednesday PASS Summit is like a… Read more
Thanks to all who attended my webinar last Thursday on Building Dynamic Cube Reports. You can find my code
There are several reports in here that step you through the changes I made throughout the webinar.
Also, look for my upcoming SSRS Master Classes that will… Read more
Join me next week for a really fun presentation on building Dynamic SSRS
reports using Analysis Services cubes as a data source. This webinar will
demonstrate how you can use one of the underutilized features of Analysis
Services called Dynamic Management Views.
If you missed any of the great 24 hour of PASS sessions from September you
can now watch the recordings.
Details on my session can be found below: