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  • Atlanta MS BI Group Meeting on December 5th

    December 2, 2016 / No Comments » / Views: 13531 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 http://aka.ms/PUGSurvey, 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: 38759 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 https://powerbidiad.eventbrite.com 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: 4453 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: 57989 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!

  • Atlanta MS BI Group Meeting on September 26th

    September 18, 2016 / No Comments » / Views: 19303 Views

    MS BI fans, join me for the next must-attend Atlanta MS BI and Power BI Group meeting on September 26th at 6:30 PM. The Microsoft Ignite conference takes place this year in Atlanta, starting on Sep 26th. Kamal Hathi (General Manager for Power BI at Microsoft) and Pratap Ladhani (Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft) will be in town for Ignite and we will present at our meeting! This is a must attend session for everyone using or planning to use Power BI. Join...

  • 2-Day Applied Power BI Workshop – Atlanta

    August 8, 2016 / No Comments » / Views: 1931 Views

    Are you looking for an agile self-service platform that doesn't require reporting and query skills to get basic analytics done without reliance on IT?  Or, perhaps you've heard or evaluating Power BI but not sure where to start or how to take the most out of it? If so, this workshop is for you. A year ago Microsoft unveiled the new Power BI platform consisting of the PowerBI.com cloud service, Power BI Desktop, and Power BI Mobile. Since then, Prologika has...

  • Formulating a Power BI Enterprise Strategy Seminar – Atlanta

    August 8, 2016 / No Comments » / Views: 9519 Views

    A year ago Microsoft unveiled the new Power BI platform consisting of the PowerBI.com cloud service, Power BI Desktop, and Power BI Mobile. Since then, Prologika has helped organizations of all sizes to plan and adopt Power BI. Packed with features, Power BI supports a dizzying variety of features and integration scenarios but it might be difficult to understand how Power BI fits in your data analytics ecosystem. Join Prologika and Microsoft for a 3-hour free seminar on Wednesday, August 31th, 8:30 AM -12 PM...

  • Atlanta MS BI Group Meeting on July 25th

    July 24, 2016 / No Comments » / Views: 23296 Views

    MS BI fans, join me for the next Atlanta MS BI and Power BI Group meeting on July 25th at 6:30 PM. Shabnam Watson will teach you MDX fundamentals. Pyramid Analytics, our sponsor, will show us why they are Microsoft Power BI preferred vendor. And I'll demo the Power BI Publisher for Excel. Rate this meeting http://aka.ms/PUGSurvey, PUG ID: 104 Presentation: A SQL Developer’s Guide to MDX Basics Level: Intermediate Date: Monday, July 25th, 2016 Time 6:30 – 8:30 PM ET Place: South...

  • Presentation for SQL Saturday Chattanooga

    June 19, 2016 / No Comments » / Views: 1180 Views

    SQL Saturday Chattanooga will take place on June 25st at UT Chattanooga EMC Building, 784 Vine Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37403, United States. Your humble correspondent will sponsor the event and present "What's New for BI in SQL Server 2016" scheduled to start at 3:45 PM (the organizers decided to keep the best for last J). Join me for an hour of coverage of my favorite SQL Server 2016 new BI features. Get your questions answered. SQL Server 2016 delivers many...

  • Applied MDS and DQS Training Class Available

    May 31, 2016 / No Comments » / Views: 13333 Views

    In my opinion, every mid-size to large organization should have a solution for master data management. Based on my observations, data quality issues have reached a pandemic level. Ironically, putting a "lipstick on the pig" with some cool visualizations appears to have a higher priority on the BI roadmap but it's just masking the underlying issues. The focus should be on centralizing data management and improving data quality. I know this is easier said than done and the problem is further...