Community, Data Relish Services, Mobile Business Intelligence

Top 5 Signposts to deep technical expertise at PASS Summit 2016

How do you find deep technical expertise at PASS Summit 2016? Signpost Number 1: Watch Joseph Sirosh's Day One keynote. Attend in person if you can, or watch the live stream on PASS TV if you can't. The world around us - every business and nearly every industry - is being transformed by technology today, and SQL… Continue reading Top 5 Signposts to deep technical expertise at PASS Summit 2016

Azure, Mobile Business Intelligence, PowerBI, SQLServerPedia Syndication

Note to Self: Here is a group of cloud videos to watch

Happy Viewing!Here is a group of Cloud OS videos for your viewing. Enjoy! I'm particularly looking forward to 'pants versus shorts', for example!·        Introducing the Master of Mobility from Microsoft ·        Hybrid Identity:  Master of Mobility, Part 2 ·        Mobile Device Management: Master of Mobility, Part 3 ·        Sliding Window Data Partitioning on Microsoft Azure… Continue reading Note to Self: Here is a group of cloud videos to watch

Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Mobile Business Intelligence, Office365, PowerBI, PowerPivot, SQLServerPedia Syndication

Business Intelligence Barista: Mixing your choice of BI Coffee with Tableau, Power BI or Qlikview?

** Update at 11th March: This is not an advert for PivotStream and I am not endorsing their services or solution. To show that this blog post is not an advert for PivotStream, I will explore alternatives, which I will follow up in a future post.In the meantime, you could look at PowerBI and Office 365 with… Continue reading Business Intelligence Barista: Mixing your choice of BI Coffee with Tableau, Power BI or Qlikview?

Business Intelligence, Mobile Business Intelligence, Office365, PowerBI, SQLServerPedia Syndication

Power Business Intelligence for Office365 – resolving the Scylla and Charbdis dilemma.

People have often complained about the fragmented methodology that seemed to accompany Microsoft technology releases. I see this as a manifestation of the Syclla and Charybdis problem - people complain if they don't release everything as a unified whole, or complain that things take a long time to deliver. In other words, Microsoft never seem… Continue reading Power Business Intelligence for Office365 – resolving the Scylla and Charbdis dilemma.

Business Analytics, Data Relish Services, Mobile Business Intelligence

Getting ready for PASS BA Analytics fun!

Have you got your Guidebook for the PASS BA Conference yet? Download the PASS BA Conference Mobile Program Guide to get up-to-date program details, maps, special events information, and last-minute updates on your phone or mobile device. Click here to download the free Guidebook app or get instructions on how to view it from your… Continue reading Getting ready for PASS BA Analytics fun!

Business Intelligence, Community, Data Visualisation, Mobile Business Intelligence

Mobile Business Intelligence Presentation Portugal 2013

I gave this presentation at SQLSaturday event in Portugal during March 2013.  Thanks to the organisers for taking such good care of me during my visit.As I discussed during the session, there were three main strands of mobilising Microsoft technology:- use third party products such as PivotStream to free your PowerPivots- use cloud computing e.g.… Continue reading Mobile Business Intelligence Presentation Portugal 2013

Mobile Business Intelligence

The Progress of Mobile Business Intelligence

This Infographic from Domo in 2011 tells a story about the ROI of mobile business intelligence. I've enclosed it as-is.  It reflects the fact that I'm always being asked, at the start of any Business Intelligence project, whether the data can be mobilised.The optimism of the infographic is interesting, since the figures shown below should… Continue reading The Progress of Mobile Business Intelligence

Azure, Business Intelligence, Data Relish Services, Mobile Business Intelligence, SQLServerPedia Syndication

Three Presentations, Two Continents, One Day!

I've just finished a Herculean effort for the community. I delivered two presentations at SQLLive360, Orlando, Florida... then stepped on a plane for a nine hour flight to London, to deliver a presentation on mobile Business Intelligence at a SQLSanta event that I helped to organise.Why? Well, I'm not really sure, but I had a blast… Continue reading Three Presentations, Two Continents, One Day!

Business Intelligence, Community, Mobile Business Intelligence, PowerBI

Microsoft Surface available to preorder – what does it mean for Business Intelligence?

The Microsoft Surface is available to pre-order in the US and -hurrah! - in the UK. I'm hugely excited by the Surface, and, as I tweeted earlier, it's 'awesomeness and attractiveness in one device' (thanks to Kung-fu Panda. No doubt we'll have more to discuss at my SQLPass Summit session, where I will be talking… Continue reading Microsoft Surface available to preorder – what does it mean for Business Intelligence?

Azure, Business Intelligence, Community, Data Relish Services, Mobile Business Intelligence

Mobile Business Intelligence Series: Part 1 – Mobilising Native SSRS

This is the first part in a series about implementing Mobile Business Intelligence. Interested readers may like to know that I'm presenting on this topic at a number of events, including SQLSaturday 162 in Cambridge, UK, and at SQLSaturday 170 in Munich, Germany. I also presented on this topic at SQLMidlands in July 2012, and… Continue reading Mobile Business Intelligence Series: Part 1 – Mobilising Native SSRS

Business Analytics, Community, Data Relish Services, Mobile Business Intelligence, PowerPivot, Tableau

SQLUniversity: PowerPivot, Tableau and Jedi Knights

This blog will show an overview of how I mobilised PowerPivot using Tableau. I've previously given this session at SQLBits, NEBytes Microsoft Technology User Group, and SQLServerDays in Belgium but thought it would also be useful to supply the files for you. The steps are very simple since I intended to show the end-to-end solution… Continue reading SQLUniversity: PowerPivot, Tableau and Jedi Knights