Here are the slides for my recent presentation that I did recently, which was organised by Dell. Unfortunately, for some reason the recording didn't turn out properly. However, the slides are available here for download:http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=questionpowerpivotspiderman-120729174846-phpapp02&stripped_title=powerpivot-and-excel-in-office-2013&userName=jenstirrupPowerPivot and Excel in Office 2013 from Jennifer Stirrup.Any questions, please do get in touch. I will try to arrange another… Continue reading PowerPivot and Excel 2013 Overview Slides
Note the release of SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 (SP2). Both the Service Pack and Feature Pack updates are available for download on the Microsoft Download Center. This a free upgrade, so please head over to the Download Center for a look. This particular pack is interesting because it contains a few key community… Continue reading SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is Released!
I'm delighted to announce that I'm holding a pre-conference one-day training in Data Visualisation in SQL Server 2012 in Cambridge on 7th September, 2012. For more details, and to register for the precon, please click here and to register for SQL Saturday 162 event, please click here.My thanks go to SQLPass and to Mark Broadbent… Continue reading I’m holding a Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation Precon!
Recently, the Professional Association of SQL Server announced that they were planning to hold a Business Analytics Conference in the spring of 2013. I read the announcement, and I'm super-excited about it for a number of reasons.I'm happy that there is a demand for a subject which I'm passionate about, Business Analytics and Business Intelligence.… Continue reading Are SQLPass right to hold a Business Analytics conference?
Does your organisation need data 'whistleblowers'? You may think that there's enough noise about data as it is. This blog is about trying to let data quality permeate through the whole organisation by proposing that organisations sometimes need a data 'whistleblower' to tackle the issues.What is a whistleblower? Well, a data whistleblower is basically an… Continue reading Data Whistleblowers: does your organisation need one?
I've successfully installed Office 2013 Preview on a Virtual Machine, which is running Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Server. And I have to say - I LOVE it, and I LOVE having PowerView embedded in Excel. I wasn't sure if it was really there, so I downloaded it and tried it out for myself. And there… Continue reading Some Thoughts on Power View in Office 2013 Preview Install Sequence
If you are looking for new details of What's in Power View and Office 2013 Excel, here is the official documentation from Microsoft:As you can see, PowerPivot becomes very prominent as a self-service business intelligence tool, and this data is surfaced in Power View. Here is an example sheet:
Can PowerShell help Business Intelligence specialists? I was very fortunate to present recently at TechEd North America on my favourite topics, Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation. Whilst I was there, I learned that the most-attended session involved PowerShell for beginners. I thought that Aaron Nelson ( blog ¦ twitter ) did a fantastic job of… Continue reading PowerShell for Business Intelligence – Day 1