Entries by Prologika - Teo Lachev

Monitoring Progress of UPDATE

How to monitor the progress of an UPDATE statement sent to SQL Server? Unfortunately, SQL Server currently doesn’t support an option to monitor the progress of DML operations. In the case of UPDATE against large tables, it might be much faster to recreate the table, e.g. with SELECT … INTO. But suppose that INSERT could […]

APPLIED MICROSOFT POWER BI (2nd Edition)
 (BRING YOUR DATA TO LIFE!)

Bring your data to life today and learn how Power BI changes the way everyone gains insights from data. Publication date: 1/20/2017 Size: 380 pages, 7.5″ x 9.25″ Price: $49.99 ISBN 10: 0-9766353-7-2 ISBN 13: 978-0-9766353-7-6       Introduces information workers, data analysts, IT pros, and developers to Microsoft Power BI — a cloud-hosted, business intelligence […]

Make BI Great Again!

…with the second edition of my “Applied Microsoft Power BI” book. After seven books and starting from scratch every time, I finally got to write a revision! Thoroughly revised to reflect the current state of Power BI, it added more than 20% new content and probably that much content was rewritten to keep up with […]

Power BI Subscriptions

Today Microsoft released a highly anticipated Power BI feature – subscribed report delivery. Similar to SSRS individual subscriptions, users can go to a Power BI report and subscribe to one or more of its pages to receive a snapshot of the page on a scheduled basis. The following scenarios are possible depending on the report […]

APPLIED MICROSOFT POWER BI
 (BRING YOUR DATA TO LIFE!)

Bring your data to life today and learn how Power BI changes the way everyone gains insights from data. Publication date: 1/1/2016 Size: 314 pages, 7.5″ x 9.25″ Price: $44.95 ISBN 10: 0-9766353-6-4 ISBN 13: 978-0-9766353-6-9 Introduces information workers, data analysts, IT pros, and developers to Microsoft Power BI — a cloud-hosted, business intelligence and analytics platform […]

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 […]