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  • MVP For 14 Years!

    July 11, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 380 Views

    Got awarded for Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) - Data Platform again. This will make my 14th consecutive year to be recognized by Microsoft for my expertise and contributions to the community! Apparently, it became difficult (or not cost effective) to count years, so the ring is for 2017-2018 but the tower doesn't lie.

  • “Understanding Power BI Premium” Events

    May 31, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 7026 Views

    I'll present "Understanding Power BI Premium" at three public events in June. June 8th, Carolinas Power BI Group in Greensville, SC at 6 PM June 24th, SQL Saturday Chattanooga, TN at 1:15 PM June 26th, Atlanta MS BI and Power BI Group, Atlanta, GA at 6:30 PM My calendar has the details. Microsoft Power BI has enjoyed a lot of attention and success since it became generally available in July 2015.  But its licensing model and cloud-hosted limitations barred wide...

  • Atlanta MS BI Group Meeting on May 22th

    May 19, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 17903 Views

    MS BI fans, join me for the next must-attend Atlanta MS BI and Power BI Group meeting on May 22th at 6:30 PM. My esteemed friend, Stacey Jones from Microsoft will explain the predictive analytics capability of Cortana Analytics Suite. He'll demo a predictive analytics solution that was developed in a single day! It leverages Azure Machine Learning, Azure Data Factory, HDInsight, Spark, Power BI, and Intelligent Apps to deliver a solution that predicts the likelihood of flight delays for a customer....

  • Atlanta MS BI Group Meeting on April 24th

    April 22, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 40119 Views

    MS BI fans, join me for the next must-attend Atlanta MS BI and Power BI Group meeting on April 24th at 6:30 PM. Mike Bruce and Alex Higgins from Acuity Brands will share how they use Power BI to improve their development process. Acuity Brands will sponsor the event. And I'll demo the new Quick Measures Power BI measure. Presentation: Using Power BI to Track Software Development Performance Level: Intermediate Date: April 24, 2017 Time 6:30 – 8:30 PM ET Place: South...

  • Atlanta MS BI Group Meeting on March 27th

    March 23, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 20316 Views

    MS BI fans, join me for the next Atlanta MS BI and Power BI Group meeting on Monday, March 27th at 6:30 PM. Dave Tangren and Nelson Davis from Slalom will compare Power BI to Tableau. Slalom will sponsor the event. I'll show the latest of the Power BI Matrix visual. It will be a great meeting! Presentation: Comparing Power BI to Tableau Level: Intermediate Date: March 27, 2017 Time 6:30 – 8:30 PM ET Place: South Terraces Building (Auditorium Room)...

  • “Get the Most Out of Power BI” Seminar on May 3rd

    March 21, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 36424 Views

    Patrick LeBlanc and I will deliver a free seminar "Get the Most Out of Power BI" on May 3rd, 8:30 AM to 12 PM, at the Microsoft Office in Alpharetta. You won't want to miss this educational and engaging event! Please register today as seating is limited at http://prologika.com/event/get-the-most-out-of-power-bi/. Power BI is about empowering all types of users to get insights from data. It consists of the Power BI Service (powerbi.com), Power BI Desktop, Power BI Mobile, and Power BI Embedded,...

  • “7 Ways to Integrate Excel with Power BI” Presentation on April 19th

    March 21, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 33370 Views

    I'm presenting "7 Ways to Integrate Excel with Power BI" for the Atlanta Modern Excel Group on April 19th at the Microsoft office in Alpharetta. Prologika and Microsoft are sponsoring the event. Please RSVP here. Power BI is gaining a momentum but Excel still rules the corporate world. Fortunately, Power BI and Excel are not exclusive choices. Join me to learn how you can preserve your Excel investment in Power BI. I'll start by explaining the value Power BI brings...

  • Presenting at Birmingham SQL Saturday 2017

    March 12, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 4956 Views

    I'm presenting "Embed Interactive Reports in Your Apps" at Birmingham SQL Saturday 2017, on March 18th at 1 PM. I'll discuss different options to embed Power BI reports in internal and external apps. You have the app. You have the data. What if your app could put the power of analytics everywhere decisions are made and allow your customers to gain insights? Modern apps with data visualizations built-in have the power to inform decisions in context—for any user and on...

  • Atlanta MS BI Group Meeting on February 27th

    February 25, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 8358 Views

    MS BI fans, join me for the next Atlanta MS BI and Power BI Group meeting on Monday, February 27th at 6:30 PM. Paco Gonzales from SolidQ will introduce to Azure Cognitive Services and walk us through the process to build a bot. SolidQ will sponsor the event. I'll show two existing new Power BI features: clustering and binning. Rate this meeting http://aka.ms/PUGSurvey, PUG ID: 104 Presentation: Bot Framework and Cognitive Services Level: Intermediate Date: February 27, 2017 Time 6:30 –...

  • Gartner’s 2017 BI and Data Analytics Magic Quadrant Shows Microsoft Leading

    February 19, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 15952 Views

    Power BI is enjoying a tremendous momentum and unprecedented popularity. Just within this month, your humble correspondent has been teaching Power BI four times in a row. It looks like industry observers are taking notice of this momentum. As Kamal Hathi (General Manager, Microsoft BI) announced, the newly released Garner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Data Analytics gave Microsoft a very high score. The image below shows the Microsoft's lift between last year and this year in the Gartner magic quadrant....