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  • Presenting at SQL Saturday BI Atlanta

    January 16, 2016 / No Comments » / Views: 978 Views

    Come and join me on Saturday, January 9 th at the first SQL Saturday BI edition in Atlanta. You'll learn about the exiting new BI changes coming to SQL Server 2016 and the Microsoft on-premises roadmap!

  • The Best Self-Service BI Tools of 2015

    January 16, 2016 / No Comments » / Views: 1606 Views

    I came across this interesting PC Magazine article that just came up to compare 10 popular self-service BI tools. And the winner is? Power BI, of course, rubbing shoulders with Tableau for the Editor Choice award! The author, David Strom, did a great job reviewing the tools (this is not a trivial undertaking) but a few Power BI conclusions deserve clarifications: Cons: "Cloud version has a subset of features found in Windows version" – The cloud version is meant to...

  • The One and Only Power BI Book

    December 16, 2015 / No Comments » / Views: 3125 Views

    To me, Power BI is the most exciting milestone in the Microsoft BI journey since circa 2005, when Microsoft got serious about BI. Power BI changes the way you gain insights from data; it brings you a cloud-hosted, business intelligence and analytics platform that democratizes and opens BI to everyone. I'm happy to announce my latest (7th) book – Applied Microsoft Power BI. Currently, the one and only book on Power BI. Some people discouraged me to write this one....