Partnering with Stetson University, I am happy to share the first of many Power BI Higher Education Analytics solutions. This solution shows student persistence, retention, and graduation patterns, leveraging a Student Information System (SIS) as the data source. Year-over-over retention and graduation rates can be filtered to allow deeper examination… Read more
Thursday afternoon I am flying to Richmond, VA to deliver my full day Power BI Beginning to End and attend SQL Saturday #486. The session will be held on Friday March 18. If you haven’t registered, there are still seats available.
If you want to learn how to build… Read more
Continuing my blog from last week, Creating KPIs in SQL Reporting Services, I am now going to explain how to configure scheduled data refresh for the KPI that was created in that blog post.
1. SQL Server Agent must be running
2 Credentials must be stored in the… Read more
As you read in my earlier post, I am delivering a couple of precons in Tampa, FL and Richmond, VA. Well, I just found out that I will be delivering the same session in Houston, TX at their SQL Saturday. Bring your laptop, grab a cup of coffee… Read more
In this blog I will explain how to create a Key Performance Indicatory (KPI) in SQL Reporting Services 2016. Let’s get started.
The first step is ensuring that you install the latest CTP for SQL Server 2016. After that, you need to create a dataset. Datasets can be created using… Read more
Wow, Power BI is making a tidal wave in the BI industry. New features are being released regularly and blog posts are flying across twitter. How can you keep up? Well, if you are in Tampa, FL or Richmond, VA join me in one of these two full day sessions… Read more
In this blog I will explain and demonstrate how to leverage a new feature in SQL Server 2016, Row Level Security (RLS) with SSRS. Detailed steps including the TSQL script and SSRS project is provided at the end of this post. To get started, you need to setup RLS.… Read more
Recently, I was working with a customer designing Power BI reports and dashboards. Everything was going great until she asked this question, “Is it possible to set the hyperlink of a tile on a dashboard to go to a specific page on a report?”. Hmmm, I thought. Is it possible?… Read more
So two new exciting capabilities were announced recently in Power BI. One involved Excel and the other SSRS, but they both involved pinning. Microsoft announced the ability to pin certain visuals from SSRS to a Power BI dashboard and also the ability to pin a range from an Excel workbook… Read more
The explosion of Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities coming from Microsoft these days have left many of us in a frenzy. We are all trying to figure out, how do you keep up? The Power BI team has released hundreds of updates since it with GA. Then there is the upcoming… Read more
I was recently asked by a customer to help them do some Text analysis of course evaluation data. They wanted to perform sentiment analysis and key phrase extraction. My first thought was to develop an Experiment using Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML). However, after doing a little research I stumbled… Read more
I found out a couple of weeks ago that I will speaking at the Orlando SQL Saturday for the first time in many years. Then this weekend, I found out that I will also be delivering a full day Pre-Conference on Friday October 9, Transforming and Visualizing Data with Power… Read more
After a few years away, the Baton Rouge SQL Saturday group has finally allowed me back at their annual event that will be held on August 1st at LSU in Baton Rouge, LA. I am excited to be back on the schedule. It’s great to see how William and the… Read more
Join me for a full day of Power BI in Baton Rouge, LA and Downers Grove, IL, where I will teach you how to use Microsoft’s self-service Business Intelligence platform, Power BI. In the first part of the session, I will lead you through a Microsoft dataset and demo… Read more
Seats are limited – act fast!
This week I will be hosting two free events at the Microsoft Office in Alpharetta, GA on Wednesday, February 25th and Friday, February 27th. Join me to learn how to use Microsoft’s self-service Business Intelligence platform, Power BI.
In the first part of… Read more
Implementing Tabular Data Models
Date: November 11, 2014
Time: 9am?5pm PST
Where: Live, online virtual classroom:
Register today! (linkto: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/liveevents/implementing-tabular-data-models)
What will you do with all that data?
What about building corporate BI solutions, creating self-service analysis, and setting up custom reporting? In “Implementing Tabular… Read more
I’ve had a few discussions in the past week about not only including Excel spreadsheets on PerformancePoint dashboards, but specifically about how to pass values from Filters to the spreadsheet. I did a few demonstrations to show the capability to some customers. Immediately after a few of the demonstrations I… Read more