Category Archives: Business Intelligence

Power BI – Introduction

As data professionals, we all have heard a lot about Power BI.  However, some may not be familiar with what exactly it is.  Therefore, I am going to use this post as an introduction to Power BI. What is Power … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2016 … Is it a Game Changer?

With every new release of SQL Server, Microsoft claims that it is a game changer. However, in some ways I think it might be true regarding SQL Server 2016. Here are some of the things Microsoft is saying to promote … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday in Chicago (2016)

This past Saturday I attended SQL Saturday in Chicago (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/484/). It was a nice event and there were plenty of opportunities to network, get product demonstrations, and get some FREE SQL Server training. Sessions I attended: What’s New in SQL … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Business Intelligence Workshop

Recently, I attended a workshop with Microsoft called “Experience Center for BI”.  It was a 2-day workshop focused on Business Intelligence (BI) using Microsoft’s products (i.e. Office, SharePoint, and SQL Server 2012), which was FREE of charge to their enterprise … Continue reading

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Reporting Services Reports – Who’s Using Them?

It’s probably safe to say, that most data professionals have written a report at some point in their life.  And depending on the complexity of the report, it may have involved considerable time and effort.  And the last thing someone … Continue reading

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SQL Skills Training Class

On almost every survey of the best places to work, employee training is listed as one of the factors that will boost an employee’s satisfaction with a company.  And I have found that to be definitely true in my case.  … Continue reading

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