• Atlanta MS BI Group Meeting on February 27th

    February 25, 2017 / No Comments » / Views: 8718 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: 18151 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: 36127 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: 9638 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: 30882 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: 18877 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....

  • Atlanta MS BI Group Meeting on December 5th

    December 2, 2016 / No Comments » / Views: 14079 Views

    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 Prototypes with Pizza. Enjoy catering by Subway, thanks for Microsoft sponsoring this event. Rate this meeting, PUG ID: 104 Presentation: Microsoft BI 2016 Review...

  • Power BI Dashboard in a Day (DIAD) for SQL Saturday BI

    October 25, 2016 / No Comments » / Views: 39401 Views

    I'm doing a full-day Power BI Dashboard in a Day (DIAD) for SQL Saturday BI on Friday, December 9th for only $129. I'm also sponsoring the event and presenting "Embed Interactive Reports in Your Apps" presentation on Saturday at 9 AM. SQL Saturday Atlanta BI Edition is proud to announce this full day training, register at today! Power BI Dashboard in a Day (DIAD) is a one-day training designed by Microsoft to accelerate your Power BI experience with a comprehensive training...

  • Presenting at Atlanta Code Camp 2016

    October 1, 2016 / No Comments » / Views: 4873 Views

    I'm presenting Power BI Embedded at Atlanta Code Camp on Saturday, October 15th. 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 any device. Join me to discover how you can embed data analytics in any app and on one device powered...

  • MVP for 13 Years!

    October 1, 2016 / No Comments » / Views: 58519 Views

    Microsoft awarded me again with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for Data Platform. This is a prestigious annual award given to selected individuals in recognition for their expertise and contribution to the community. There are 387 Data Platform MVPs worldwide and 92 of them are in the United States. his makes it 13 consecutive years for me as Data Platform MVP!