Tag: Self Service BI

Microsoft SQL Azure labs – interesting new technology for the cloud

There are several interesting concepts that Microsoft is working on available here.  I am currently taking a deep dive into the Microsoft Data Explorer.  However, any B2C company should definitely take a look at the Social Analytics.  Data Hub is looking pretty interesting as well…

PowerView on Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Finally got around to testing whether Microsoft PowerView will run on Windows 8 Consumer Preview.  I am running the new Microsoft’s operating system on my Samsung Series 7 tablet and, generally speaking, I am very satisfied with most of the new features. Mobility is one of the few major holes in Microsoft’s BI stack, so I

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Virtual Labs

Microsoft has posted 16 virtual labs online. The labs cover three major areas: Business Intelligence Mission Critical Operations Database Management Those of us who are trying to jump start Self Service BI in our organizations should checkout the following three: Creating a PowerPivot Model and Report in the Excel Client Defining DAX Calculations with Microsoft

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