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
Power BI Demo ContestBe quick, it closes on 15th January! My entry is above, and you can enter from here: powerbicontest.com• Use Excel with Power BI for Office 365 to discover data, visualize insights, and build your demo.• Highlight one or more Power BI features, which include, but are not limited to Power Map, Power… Continue reading Meteorite Findings Analysis with PowerBI
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
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
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.
As some of you may know, I've been presenting in six different countries over the last month: Ireland, Norway, the United States, the UK, Denmark and Switzerland. A lot of this has been community work, for example, SQLBits, Database Days, SQLSaturday Denmark, SQLZaterdag in the Netherlands, and also the Norway LEAP architect program.Along the way,… Continue reading An apology…
I've reposted this infographic from the Engine Yard. I often give presentations where I can see that there is some resistance to cloud. This resistance has a variety of roots, and here are some common themes that I encounter:my boss will never put anything in the cloudour data is too sensitive to put into the… Continue reading Everything as a Service, whether you know it or not!
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
This is a blog for my brother, who asked me whether it would be worthwhile moving to Windows 8. So, Andrew, this blog is for you :)My answer is a definite 'yes'. For me, I'm happy to be part of the Windows 8 'story'. the reasons are simple:- I love being able to have my… Continue reading Windows 8 Handy Links
Adding a new column is something that business intelligence consumers want to do; in fact, I don't often hear of people wanting to remove a column. I came across a table with no keys on it recently, and was asked about it, so here's a quick note on the topic. In SQL, it is very… Continue reading SQL titbit: adding a key to a table
We are delighted to announce that there will be a 'Women in Technology' lunch at SQLRally Nordic in Copenhagen, Denmark on 2nd October! The lunch will be held at the lunch break (obviously!) and it will be held at the venue, which will be announced at the event unless I hear earlier.The SQLRally Nordic event… Continue reading Women in Technology Lunch at SQLRally Nordic
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