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Power BI Hands-On Workshop at PASS Global Summit

Please join me at the PASS Global Summit in Seattle for a half-day, 3-hour hands-on Power BI mini workshop. Bring your laptop and let’s build a real business intelligence (BI) solution using Power BI! In this deep-dive session, we build a complete solution.  You will need the Power BI Designer…

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4 comments, 101 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 2 July 2015

Power BI Hands-On Workshop at PASS Global Summit

Please join me at the PASS Global Summit in Seattle for a half-day, 3-hour hands-on Power BI mini workshop. Bring your laptop and let’s build a real business intelligence (BI) solution using Power BI! In this deep-dive session, we build a complete solution.  You will need the Power BI Designer…

Read more

4 comments, 919 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 2 July 2015

Animated Graphics Depict The Fallen of World War II

In an amazing application of visualization techniques, this production is a depiction of the casualties and affects of war.  Starting with World War II, Neil Halloran uses animated charts to measure the number of soldier and civilian deaths and then pivots and refactors these numbers in an impressive and impactful…

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3 comments, 65 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 7 June 2015

Animated Graphics Depict The Fallen of World War II

In an amazing application of visualization techniques, this production is a depiction of the casualties and affects of war.  Starting with World War II, Neil Halloran uses animated charts to measure the number of soldier and civilian deaths and then pivots and refactors these numbers in an impressive and impactful…

Read more

3 comments, 292 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 7 June 2015

Maintaining Parallel Power Pivot and SSAS Tabular Models–Tales from the Trenches

This post is really a collection of field notes and some lessons learned from recent project experience. I’ve done plenty of SSAS Tabular projects over the past few years – usually starting with a Visual Studio project rather than Power Pivot. I’ve also done a bit of Power Pivot work…

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7 comments, 255 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 27 May 2015

Maintaining Parallel Power Pivot and SSAS Tabular Models–Tales from the Trenches

This post is really a collection of field notes and some lessons learned from recent project experience. I’ve done plenty of SSAS Tabular projects over the past few years – usually starting with a Visual Studio project rather than Power Pivot. I’ve also done a bit of Power Pivot work…

Read more

7 comments, 64 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 27 May 2015

New Articles About Datazen, Microsoft’s Mobile Dashboard Platform

I’m pleased to share the first two articles in a series for SQL Server Pro Magazine.  Here’s a short excerpt from each with a link to the full article: Getting Started with Datazen, Microsoft’s New Mobile Dashboard Platform (Part 1) Microsoft Datazen is a new tool from Microsoft built on…

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1 comments, 59 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 26 May 2015

New Articles About Datazen, Microsoft’s Mobile Dashboard Platform

I’m pleased to share the first two articles in a series for SQL Server Pro Magazine.  Here’s a short excerpt from each with a link to the full article: Getting Started with Datazen, Microsoft’s New Mobile Dashboard Platform (Part 1) Microsoft Datazen is a new tool from Microsoft built on…

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1 comments, 264 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 26 May 2015

Microsoft DataZen Mobile Platform Available to SQL Server Enterprise Customers for Free

Last month Microsoft announced that they had acquired the DataZen mobile BI platform and were adding it to their enterprise BI product suite. This is very exciting news that rounds out the Microsoft BI capabilities of their entire product portfolio. What’s more, is that they plan to make if free…

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6 comments, 464 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 5 May 2015

Microsoft DataZen Mobile Platform Available to SQL Server Enterprise Customers for Free

Last month Microsoft announced that they had acquired the DataZen mobile BI platform and were adding it to their enterprise BI product suite. This is very exciting news that rounds out the Microsoft BI capabilities of their entire product portfolio. What’s more, is that they plan to make if free…

Read more

6 comments, 46 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 5 May 2015

DataZen Dashboards Update

I’ve spend a good three days on and off working with the new “Microsoft” DataZen dashboard tool and I think this is going to be significant addition to the enterprise BI offering. It’s not quick and easy to setup the server, configure data sources, data view queries and design dashboards…

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14 comments, 117 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 29 April 2015

DataZen Dashboards Update

I’ve spend a good three days on and off working with the new “Microsoft” DataZen dashboard tool and I think this is going to be significant addition to the enterprise BI offering. It’s not quick and easy to setup the server, configure data sources, data view queries and design dashboards…

Read more

14 comments, 687 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 29 April 2015

Microsoft DataZen Mobile Platform Available to Enterprise Customers for Free

Last week Microsoft announced that they had acquired the DataZen mobile BI platform and were adding it to their enterprise BI product suite. This is very exciting news that rounds out the Microsoft BI capabilities of their entire product portfolio. What’s more, is that they plan to make if free…

Read more

5 comments, 298 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 26 April 2015

Microsoft DataZen Mobile Platform Available to Enterprise Customers for Free

Last week Microsoft announced that they had acquired the DataZen mobile BI platform and were adding it to their enterprise BI product suite. This is very exciting news that rounds out the Microsoft BI capabilities of their entire product portfolio. What’s more, is that they plan to make if free…

Read more

5 comments, 41 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 26 April 2015

SQL Server 2014 Upgrade Sessions on the Microsoft Virtual Academy

It was a great honor to be asked to join my associates from SolidQ at the Microsoft Virtual Academy Studios in Redmond and talk about how to upgrade to SQL Server 2012 and 2014.  These recordings, which are also on my YouTube Channel, include the material I covered in these…

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2 comments, 33 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 12 April 2015

SQL Server 2014 Upgrade Sessions on the Microsoft Virtual Academy

It was a great honor to be asked to join my associates from SolidQ at the Microsoft Virtual Academy Studios in Redmond and talk about how to upgrade to SQL Server 2012 and 2014.  These recordings, which are also on my YouTube Channel, include the material I covered in these…

Read more

2 comments, 232 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 12 April 2015

Some Thoughts About Microsoft’s Cloud Platform Roadmap

There have been a lot of changes in and around Microsoft in the past few months.  Under the leadership of Satya Nadella, the push toward “cloud first” and “mobile first” services, things are stirred-up a bit right now.  I have to admit that having worked with consulting clients who can’t,…

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1 comments, 299 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 4 February 2015

Some Thoughts About Microsoft’s Cloud Platform Roadmap

There have been a lot of changes in and around Microsoft in the past few months.  Under the leadership of Satya Nadella, the push toward “cloud first” and “mobile first” services, things are stirred-up a bit right now.  I have to admit that having worked with consulting clients who can’t,…

Read more

1 comments, 32 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 4 February 2015

Power BI Workshop Videos

I’ve created a series of five tutorial videos for a set of workshops I’ll be doing at several events this year.  The workshop is available from an hour-long quick demo to a full-day, hands-on workshop with a hosted lab environment in the cloud.  The series teaches how to create a…

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4 comments, 102 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 29 January 2015

Power BI Workshop Videos

I’ve created a series of five tutorial videos for a set of workshops I’ll be doing at several events this year.  The workshop is available from an hour-long quick demo to a full-day, hands-on workshop with a hosted lab environment in the cloud.  The series teaches how to create a…

Read more

4 comments, 486 reads

Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 29 January 2015

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