How to Publish Azure Data Factory Artifacts

Azure Data Factory artifacts can be edited and deployed using the Azure portal. However, as an enterprise solution, one would want the capability to edit and publish these artifacts using Visual Studio. Let’s check are options available to publish using Visual Studio. Assuming you have the created a Data Factory project in Visual Studio and extracted the artifacts to this

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Power BI Tutorial: Dynamically update Date slicer to show Current Date

Here is a common requirement that I have come across: “I want the Date slicer to automatically select current date without me having to manually change the slicer”. Here is a way to do that. We have a Power BI Desktop report that was created on April 10th 2016. When the report was created, we set the slicer to 4/10/2016.

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As a Vote of Non-Confidence to Its Own BI Strategy, SAP just acquired Roambi

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  In a not particularly surprising move, SAP’s knee-jerk reaction to its a dramatic fall in Gartner BI Rankings has resulted in a yet another acquisition. I was wondering about this scenario in my previous post about Tableau’s stock taking a dive, where I pondered whether SAP had enough cash to acquire the company. It seems like the answer is

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Tableau Stock Implodes, Microsoft Recognized by Gartner for Its Vision in Analytics… and a Few Other Things That Happened This Week

This has been an interesting week for BI/Analytics industry. Lots of things happened; some of them were good and some bad… The most surprising news thus far, at least for me, was what happened with Tableau’s stock. After its quarterly results were announced, the stock plummeted 50% (despite the fact that the company beat quarterly expectations). The stock is now

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