• Atlanta MS BI Group Meeting on March 27th

    March 23, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 131 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 3th

    March 21, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 4285 Views

    Patrick LeBlanc and I will deliver a free seminar "Get the Most Out of Power BI" on May 3th, 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 Power BI is about empowering all types of users to get insights from data. It consists of the Power BI Service (, 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: 8277 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: 4597 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: 7922 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, 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: 13935 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....

  • Atlanta MS BI Group Meeting on January 30th

    January 27, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 35391 Views

    MS BI fans, join me for the next Atlanta MS BI and Power BI Group meeting on Monday, January 30th at 6:30 PM. One of our most experienced consultants, Neal Waterstreet, will share his real-life experience in master data management with SQL Server MDS. I'll update you on the latest with Power BI and SQL Server 2017. Prologika will sponsor the meeting. Rate this meeting, PUG ID: 104 Presentation: Master Data Management with SQL Server 2016 MDS Level: Intermediate Date:...

  • Customer Success Case – ZynBit

    January 23, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 8636 Views

    One of our customers, ZynBit, made the Power BI blog today! Initially, ZynBit was considering Tableau but abandoned it in favor of Power BI because of the Power BI superior data modeling capabilities and the cost effective licensing model of Power BI Embedded. Prologika helped ZynBit to transition their solution to Power BI, including designing the data model and integrating reports with Power BI Embedded. Read our case study here.

  • Make BI Great Again!

    January 19, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 30236 Views

    …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 the ever changing world of Power BI. Because I had to draw a line somewhere, Applied Microsoft Power BI (2nd Edition) covers all features that...

  • A Special Cyber Training Offer This Week!

    December 6, 2016 / No Comments » / Views: 18350 Views

    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 a few seats available. Then, join me on Saturday at 9 AM at SQL Saturday to learn how to embed reports using Power BI Embedded....