Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Science

Learning pathway for SQL Server 2016 and R Part 2: Divided by a Common Language

Britain has "really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language." Said Oscar Wilde, in the Centerville Ghost (1887) whilst George Bernard Shaw is quoted as saying that the "The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language." There are similarities and differences between SQL and R, which… Continue reading Learning pathway for SQL Server 2016 and R Part 2: Divided by a Common Language

Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence

Jen’s Diary: Why are PASS doing Business Analytics at all?

As always, I don't speak for PASS. This is a braindump from the heart. I realise that we haven't communicated about BA as much as some members might like. It's a hard balance - I don't want to spam people, and I don't want to get it too light, either. If you want to sign… Continue reading Jen’s Diary: Why are PASS doing Business Analytics at all?

Business Analytics, Business Intelligence

My handy IoT Toolkit: What businesses forget about IoT

I recently did a brief blog post for Izenda on IoT and business intelligence, and this part of my IoT series expands on some of the themes there. The Internet of Things is a new phenomenon; that said, a simple search for 'Internet of Things IoT' brings back over 60 million search results in Bing.… Continue reading My handy IoT Toolkit: What businesses forget about IoT

Business Analytics, Business Intelligence

Simple explanation of a t-test and its meaning using Excel 2013

For those of us you say that stats are 'dry' - you are clearly being shown the wrong numbers! Statistics are everywhere and it's well worth understanding what you're talking about, when you talk about data, numbers or languages such as R or Python for data and number crunching. Statistics knowledge is extremely useful, and… Continue reading Simple explanation of a t-test and its meaning using Excel 2013

Azure, Azure Machine Learning, Business Analytics, PowerBI

Upcoming Microsoft Azure webinars on Azure Machine Learning and Cortana Analytics

I found these webinars over at the Microsoft site, and I'm reposting them here for you: Introduction to Azure Data Factory with Wee Hyong Tok, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft August 4, 2015 at 10am PDT  This webinar is held by Microsoft, and I recommend you tune in if you want to learn more about Azure Data… Continue reading Upcoming Microsoft Azure webinars on Azure Machine Learning and Cortana Analytics

Business Analytics

Cortana Analytics News Roundup

If you found missed Joseph Sirosh's webinar on Cortana Analytics, Click here to view the webinar. If you don't have time for that, then Click here to download a copy of the slides that were presented. If you are interested in a review by an industry analyst, I'd recommend Andrew Brust's article on Cortana from… Continue reading Cortana Analytics News Roundup

Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Community, PASS BA Conference, SQLServerPedia Syndication

Jen’s PASS Diary: SQLSaturday Edinburgh: My heartfelt thanks go to…

SQLSaturday Edinburgh went ahead last Saturday, June 13th, and everyone had a great day. It's clear that people in the community believe in what I am doing. They voted with their feet to attend, to speak, and to sponsor. We had high quality speakers delivering world-class content - 8 MVPs, 2 Microsoft staff, and the remainder are… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: SQLSaturday Edinburgh: My heartfelt thanks go to…

Business Analytics, Data Science, Jen's Diary, PASS Board of Directors

Jen’s Diary: What does Microsoft’s recent acquisitions of Revolution Analytics mean for PASS?

Caveat: This blog does not represent the views of PASS or the PASS Board. These opinions are solely mine. The world of data and analytics keeps heating up. Tableau, for example, keeps growing and winning. In fact, Tableau continues to grow total and licence revenue 75% year over year, with its total revenue grew to $142.9… Continue reading Jen’s Diary: What does Microsoft’s recent acquisitions of Revolution Analytics mean for PASS?

Business Analytics, PASS BA Conference, PASS Board of Directors

What’s so unique about PASS Business Analytics? The Hands On Labs built in as part of the conference, that’s what!

PASS Business Analytics are holding scheduled Hands on Labs as part of the conference. This means you can book a lab, and get real life, hands-on experience. That's not all - you get a Hands On Lab which is held by a real expert - not just someone who reads off a script. We have… Continue reading What’s so unique about PASS Business Analytics? The Hands On Labs built in as part of the conference, that’s what!

Business Analytics, PASS BA Conference, PASS Board of Directors

PASS BA Conference: Why I’m delighted Mico Yuk is keynoting!

Quick note: If you are looking for the biggest discount possible for the PASS BA Conference, please email me at jen.stirrup@sqIpass.org I am on fire about our Keynote Speaker, Mico Yuk! Mico is someone I admire very much. She's a Business Intelligence coach, thought-leader, author, blogger, and data scient, author of Data Visualization for Dummies, and… Continue reading PASS BA Conference: Why I’m delighted Mico Yuk is keynoting!

Business Analytics

Free PASS Business Analytics Conference webinars on 3rd Feb. Join our BA Marathon!

Free PASS Business Analytics training folks! PASS are holding a BA Marathon in the lead up to our Business Analytics conference in April in Santa Clara, CA. Top Business Analytics speakers free online event for our ‪#‎PASSBAMarathon‬ include: Jen Underwood - Senior Technical Product Manager for BI (and all around awesome, I might add!) Lynn… Continue reading Free PASS Business Analytics Conference webinars on 3rd Feb. Join our BA Marathon!