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25 April
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 48 – Time Brush)

In this module you will learn how to use the Time Brush Power BI Custom Visual.  The Time Brush gives you the ability both filter your report and see a graphics representation of your data at the same time. The name Time Brush comes from the behavior used when you select the values you’d like to...
18 April
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 47 – Line Dot Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Line Dot Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Line Dot Chart gives you the ability to make a more engaging line chart that can actually be animated across time. Module 47 – Line Dot Chart Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Line Dot Chart Dataset –...
13 April
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 46 – Table Sorter)

In this module you will learn how to use the Table Sorter Power BI Custom Visual.  The Table Sorter allows you to rapidly re-sort and rank values by within a table. Module 46 – Table Sorter Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Table Sorter Dataset – NFL Data.xlsx Completed Example – Module 46 –...
10 April
2017
Author: DustinRyan
DustinRyan

Microsoft Business Intelligence Materials from Discussion at Jacksonville University

Today I had the wonderful pleasure for leading a discussion regarding the products, services, and tools Microsoft provides in the business intelligence stack. I met with Jacksonville University students and faculty and also had the pleasure of speaking with members of local businesses that are...
06 April
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 45 – Network Navigator)

In this module you will learn how to use the Network Navigator Power BI Custom Visual.  You may find the need to use the Network Navigator when you’re trying to find links between different attributes in a dataset. It does this by visualizing each attribute as a node and the strength of activity...
29 March
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 44 – Attribute Slicer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Attribute Slicer Power BI Custom Visual.  Using the Attribute Slicer you have the ability to filter your entire report while also being able to visibly see a measure value associated with each attribute. Module 44 – Attribute Slicer Downloads Power...
21 March
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 43 – Gantt)

In this module you will learn how to use the Gantt Power BI Custom Visual.  Using the Gantt chart you can easily visualize project timelines and deliverable completion. Module 43 – Gantt Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Gantt Dataset – Project Progress.xlsx Completed Example – Module 43 –...
14 March
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 42 – Stars)

In this module you will learn how to use the Stars Power BI Custom Visual.  The Stars visual is a great way to visualize ratings data. Module 42 – Stars Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Stars Dataset – Movie Ratings.xlsx Completed Example – Module 42 – Stars.pbix Key Takeaways The Stars...
07 March
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 41 – Image Viewer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Image Viewer Power BI Custom Visual.  The Image Viewer visual helps in displaying images based on an image URL stored in your data. Module 41 – Image Viewer Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Image Viewer Dataset – Car Listings.xlsx Completed Example...
01 March
2017
Author: BradleyBall

Microsoft: 1 Year in, how's it going?

Hello Dear Reader, one year ago today it was leap year, February 29th 2016. So I'm a year older, the big four zero.... 40.  A little wiser?  Maybe. Despite my New Year's resolution to get fatter and work out less, I've lost 21 pounds and I'm working out 3-5 times a week.  CURSE YOU NEW YEARS...