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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 33 – Sankey Bar Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Sankey Bar Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Sankey Bar Chart is used to show a flow of data between different stages of a process.

Module 33 – Sankey Bar Chart

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Posted in Devin Knight on 10 January 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 31 – Horizontal Funnel)

In this module you will learn how to use the Horizontal Funnel Power BI Custom Visual.  The Horizontal Funnel functions somewhat similar to the traditional funnel but it allows you to display a secondary measure and has a few more customizations than you would normally get. You’ll find that the… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 29 December 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 32 – Percentile Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Percentile Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Percentile Chart is used to show a distribution of values over a range. This helps you answer questions like “What percentage of my customers bought 4 or more items”.

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Posted in Devin Knight on 29 December 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 30 – Linear Gauge)

In this module you will learn how to use the Linear Gauge Power BI Custom Visual.  The Linear Gauge would often be used to visualize a KPI. It gives you the ability to compare an actual vs target as well as showing up to two trend lines.

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Posted in Devin Knight on 21 December 2016

This Week in Data – Episode 16 (Top 5 Reasons You Need a Data Warehouse)

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 importance of having a data warehouse.

Are there really only 5 reasons you need a data warehouse? No, but in our latest… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 14 December 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 29 – Dial Gauge)

In this module you will learn how to use the Dial Gauge Power BI Custom Visual.  While the usefulness of gauges on a dashboard is often debated, this module will show you how to configure one using Power BI.

Module 29 – Dial Gauge

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Posted in Devin Knight on 13 December 2016

This Week in Data – Episode 15 (Why People Are Flocking to SQL Server)

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 why companies are deciding to move to SQL Server.

In our industry, we often hear people talking about being on or migrating to… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 7 December 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 28 – Sankey)

In this module you will learn how to use the Sankey Power BI Custom Visual.  The Sankey is a type of diagram that visualizes the flow of data between a source and destination.

Module 28 – Sankey

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Posted in Devin Knight on 6 December 2016

This Week in Data – Episode 14 (Hacking Your Professional Development)

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 hacking your own professional development.

Having a plan for your professional development is essential when tackling your career goals. You need to have… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 30 November 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 27 – Synoptic Panel)

In this module you will learn how to use the Synoptic Panel Power BI Custom Visual.  The Synoptic Panel is really one of the more impressive visuals available. This visual allows you to take an image and plot data on different regions that you define.

Module 27 – Synoptic Panel

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Posted in Devin Knight on 29 November 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 26 – Timeline)

In this module you will learn how to use the Timeline Power BI Custom Visual.  The Timeline is a great tool for filtering date values on a report.

Module 26 – Timeline

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Posted in Devin Knight on 22 November 2016

This Week in Data – Episode 13 (Building Your Personal Brand)

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 investing in your most important asset,you!

Many people don’t realize that their biggest investment should be in themselves. It’s important to make sure… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 16 November 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 25 – Scroller)

In this module you will learn how to use the Scroller Power BI Custom Visual.  The Scroller has the appearance of an animated stock ticker with values and deviation values scrolling by on the design surface.

Module 25 – Scroller

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Posted in Devin Knight on 14 November 2016

This Week In Data – Episode 12 (How to Interview a Customer)

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 should interview a customer.

Understanding the needs and wants of your customers is vital to the success of any working relationship.… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 9 November 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 24 – Globe Map)

In this module you will learn how to use the Globe Map Power BI Custom Visual.  The Globe Map is a 3D globe visual that can display both bar chart and heat map overlays on top of a map visual.

Module 24 – Globe Map

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Posted in Devin Knight on 7 November 2016

This Week In Data – Episode 11 (Debunking Popular Cloud Myths)

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 debunk popular cloud myths.

There are so many myths about the cloud that it’s hard to know which myths are true and which hold… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 2 November 2016

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 23 – Sparkline)

In this module you will learn how to use the Sparkline Power BI Custom Visual.  The Sparkline allows you to display trends in data through an animated line visual.

Module 23 – Sparkline

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Posted in Devin Knight on 1 November 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

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