Business Intelligence, Data Visualisation, Diversity, PowerBI, Tableau

Business data: 2D or 3D?

One debate in data visualisation can be found in the deployment of 2D or 3D charts. Here is an interesting assessment here, conducted by Alasdair Aitchison, and it is well worth a read.3D visualisations are good for certain types of data e.g. spatial data. One good example of 3D in Spatial analysis is given by… Continue reading Business data: 2D or 3D?

Business Intelligence, Data Visualisation, PowerPivot, SQLServerPedia Syndication

PowerPivot Denali – Upgrading from SQL Server 2008 R2 and KPIs

This blog is part of a series in which I will share my experiences in the move from PowerPivot in SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 'Denali'.  As always, your comments are welcome! In this segment, I will explore the upgrade itself, and some new functionality in PowerPivot - the creation of KPIs.The UpgradeThe… Continue reading PowerPivot Denali – Upgrading from SQL Server 2008 R2 and KPIs

Business Intelligence

Want to join the team? Sharepoint/BI Administrator Required!

At Copper Blue, we are currently recruiting for a Sharepoint/BI Administrator. The role involves helping to set up and maintain a greenfield Sharepoint/Business Intelligence solution in the Nottingham area. This role would suit someone with a year's Sharepoint experience, who would like to also learn about the Business Intelligence and deeper SQL Server aspects of Sharepoint.… Continue reading Want to join the team? Sharepoint/BI Administrator Required!

Community, Diversity, SQLServerPedia Syndication

MVP Award: Thank you Microsoft and the SQL Server Community

I am delighted and overwhelmed to announce that Microsoft have given me the gift of 'Most Valuable Professional' Award. If you are reading this blog, it's because I have wanted to say 'thank you' to you, in a way that's communicates more than a 140 character tweet 🙂 If you don't know what an MVP is,… Continue reading MVP Award: Thank you Microsoft and the SQL Server Community