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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 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

Power BI – Problem, Design, Solution (Folder Source Option for JSON files)

Hello Everyone! In this episode of  the “Problem, Design, Solution” series we will be talking about the “Folder” option inside the sources display for Power BI Desktop. This is a fantastic feature that works so very well with your standard Delimited/CSV (Comma Separated Value) files, making life easier by importing… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 18 December 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 81 – Social Network Graph)

In this module you will learn how to use the Social Network Graph Custom Visual. The Social Network Graph allows you to visualize relationships between people or items in your data.

Module 81 – Social Network Graph

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Posted in Devin Knight on 12 December 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 80 – TreeViz)

In this module you will learn how to use the TreeViz Custom Visual. The TreeViz is a breakdown tree that allows you to expand or collapse levels of hierarchical data.

Module 80 – TreeViz

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Posted in Devin Knight on 4 December 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 79 – Venn Diagram MAQ Software)

In this module you will learn how to use the Venn Diagram Custom Visual by MAQ Software. The Venn Diagram shows relationships between two or more categories with overlapping circles.

Module 79 – Venn Diagram (MAQ Software)

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Posted in Devin Knight on 28 November 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 78 – Data Image by CloudScope)

In this module you will learn how to use the Data Image Power BI Custom Visual by CloudScope. The Data Image visual helps in displaying images based on an image URL stored in your data.

Module 78 – Data Image by CloudScope

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Posted in Devin Knight on 21 November 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 77 – Card Browser)

In this module you will learn how to use the Card Browser Custom Visual.  The Card Browser allows you to display document data in visually appealing way with images.

Module 77 – Card Browser

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Posted in Devin Knight on 13 November 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 76 – Image Timeline)

In this module you will learn how to use the Image Timeline Custom Visual.  The Image Timeline is a great way to display data in order across a timeline.  If you have images of your data you can also display those images on the timeline.

Module 76 – Image Timeline

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Posted in Devin Knight on 8 November 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 75 – Enlighten Stack Shuffle)

In this module you will learn how to use the Enlighten Stack Shuffle Custom Visual.  The Enlighten Stack Shuffle is helpful when you want to display a Top N set of values.  For example if you want to display your top 5 selling employees this visual can make that very… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 1 November 2017

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