Entries by Prologika - Teo Lachev

Prologika Newsletter Winter 2016

Designing an Operational Data Store (ODS) I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season. I wish you all the best in 2017! The subject of this newsletter came from a Planning and Strategy assessment for a large organization. Before I get to it and speaking of planning, don’t forget to use your Microsoft planning days as […]

A Special Cyber Training Offer This Week!

What a better gift to give you than increasing your BI IQ? Don’t miss my highly-discounted ($150 per person only) Power BI Dashboard in a Day (DIAD) session this Friday! It’s one of the three precon sessions of SQL Server Saturday BI Edition 2016. There are only three days left to register and there are still […]

Atlanta MS BI Group Meeting on December 5th

MS BI fans, join me for the next Atlanta MS BI and Power BI Group meeting on Monday, December 5th at 6:30 PM. I’ll review the tremendous success that Microsoft BI had in 2016. We’ll took a glimpse of the new Power BI navigation experience. Julie Smith will talk about Azure Data Factory Slices for our […]

Power BI Training for Atlanta BI SQL Saturday

Only two weeks to register for my “Dashboard in a Day” precon on December 9th for Atlanta BI SQL Saturday. A whole day of hands-on Power BI training for only $150! Power BI Dashboard in a Day (DIAD) is designed to accelerate your Power BI experience with a comprehensive training program in a single day. All […]

Choosing a Reporting Tool

Next to the question “How do I offload reporting effort from IT?” is “Which MS reporting tool should my users use?”. Granted, Microsoft BI is not shy of reporting tools and they number is increasing! And with Power BI reports soon to be available in SSRS, the choice is getting even more difficult. The following […]

Power BI Reports in SSRS Techinical Preview

From the glimpse to the first public preview…it’s great to see one of most requested feature coming to life: ability to render online Power BI reports in on-premises SSRS. Alas, Microsoft is keeping us in suspense and no official date and release vehicles have been announced yet but we can now see and test it […]

The Future of Microsoft Logical Data Warehouse

Let’s face it, the larger the company, the more difficult is to achieve the dream of single enterprise data warehouse (EDW). In a typical mid-size to large organization, data is found in many data repositories and integrating all this data is difficult. I’m doing an assessment and strategy engagement now for a unit in a […]

Azure Analysis Services

Despite the mantra you might hear elsewhere, my experience shows that the best self-service BI is empowering users to create reports from trusted semantic models sanctioned and owned by IT. Most of the implementation work I do involves Analysis Services in one form or another. Analysis Services has a very important role in your BI […]

Automating Power BI Desktop Refresh

Power BI Desktop is becoming an increasing popular tool for self-service reporting. But it has a glaring gap. Unlike Excel, it doesn’t currently support an object model for automating tasks. Yet, there are a variety of scenarios that call for task automation, such as refreshing imported data. For example, one customer wanted to show a […]