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Reposted from Visually: Colours to Die For Infographic example

I liked this infographic, so I reposted here courtesy of Visually.It is beautiful and impactful. It is an infographic though: I would love access to the data so we can see it simply for ourselves. The main thing is that someone has put a lot of work into making this information impactful and easy to… Continue reading Reposted from Visually: Colours to Die For Infographic example

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Analysing your data with Power View

Here are my slides from my session at SQLRally Nordic, held in November 2013.Topics:DatavizPower ViewPower MapThe Abstract is here:Come learn about the best ways to present data to your Business Intelligence data consumers, and see how to apply these principles in Power View, Microsoft's data visualization tool. Using demos, we will investigate Power View based… Continue reading Analysing your data with Power View

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Live Blog of SQLPass Summit 2013

I am live blogging to please refresh for the latest news.Welcome to PASS Summit, where #SQLServer and #BusinessIntelligence professionals meet, network, learn and share. Bill Graziano kicked off on stage for SQLPASS Summit 2013,  for #sqlserver and #BusinessIntelligence professionals. Welcome! The actual live schedule is here http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2013/Live.aspx  People from all over the world are engaging with the keynote to connect, share and… Continue reading Live Blog of SQLPass Summit 2013

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Why I asked Microsoft to close the MCM Connect case.

Follow up from last blog: I have asked Microsoft to CLOSE this Connect case regarding the MCM certification. My decision - not anyone else's.Unfortunately I have been driven to this decision by a minority who have been making personal criticisms of SQL community members. The point of the Connect case was to try and facilitate… Continue reading Why I asked Microsoft to close the MCM Connect case.

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SQLSoton – Southampton SQL Server User Group: December 2012 – User Group Information

I'm presenting next week at SQLSoton in Southampton on 5th December. The details are below, straight from the SQLSoton website.Southampton have a great crowd and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again. Details below! Thanks to Spectrum IT for their sponsorship and pizza for the next 6 months, which is an amazing vote of confidence… Continue reading SQLSoton – Southampton SQL Server User Group: December 2012 – User Group Information

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Power View User Data Source Credentials Error and Resolution

What happens if Power View loses its connectivity to the source? Or, let's envisage another scenario: you have a PowerPivot and corresponding Power View, taken from your development system. How can you move them to the test system, and make sure that the Power View still recognises its source?If Power View cannot connect to the… Continue reading Power View User Data Source Credentials Error and Resolution