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25 July
2016
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 09 – Chord)

In this module you will learn how to use the Chord Power BI Custom Visual.  Chord diagrams show directed relationships among a group of entities using colored lines (chords); this allows for an easy representation of correlating data. Module 09 – Chord Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Chord...
24 July
2016
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Happy Birthday Power BI!

Today marks one years since Power BI was officially released.  It’s been an amazing ride and I’d like to thank the team at Microsoft for so responsive to the community’s feedback.  Check out this video the community created to celebrate! 
18 July
2016
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 08 – Dot Plot)

In this module you will learn how to use the Dot Plot Power BI Custom Visual.  The Dot Plot is often used when visualizing a distribution of values or a count of an occurrence across different categorical data you may have.  Watch this module to learn more! Module 08 – Dot Plot Downloads Power...
18 July
2016
Author: JasonStrate

Monday Morning SQL Break – July 18, 2016

It’s Monday time for this week’s blog and twitter round-up for last week. If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last week and activity on this blog. Most Popular...
18 July
2016
Author: JasonStrate

Monday Morning SQL Break – July 18, 2016

It’s Monday time for this week’s blog and twitter round-up for last week. If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last week and activity on this blog. Most Popular...
14 July
2016
Author: DustinRyan
DustinRyan

Introduction to Power BI Desktop–Recording Now Available

Thank you to everyone that attended this past Tuesday’s webinar hosted by Pragmatic Works called Introduction to Power BI Desktop. We had a great turn out! If you missed the webinar, you can view the recording here. Check out these five Power BI tips! There were lots of great questions and far...
14 July
2016
Author: JasonStrate

SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 6 (Index Myths)

And now for something not so different with week 6 of the Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server book giveaway.  So far, I’ve sent out five copies of the book based on comments from these (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) posts. Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server is a book I co-wrote with Grant...
14 July
2016
Author: JasonStrate

SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 6 (Index Myths)

And now for something not so different with week 6 of the Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server book giveaway.  So far, I’ve sent out five copies of the book based on comments from these (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) posts. Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server is a book I co-wrote with Grant...
12 July
2016
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 07 – Enhanced Scatter)

In this module you will learn how to use the Enhanced Scatter Power BI Custom Visual.  This new-and-improved scatter chart allows for more customization and better data representation over the standard scatter chart that is provided to you by default with Power BI. Module 07 – Enhanced...
11 July
2016
Author: JasonStrate

Monday Morning SQL Break – July 11, 2016

It’s Monday and time for this week’s blog and twitter round-up for last week.  I spent the weekend with family and a bit of tried out Pokemon Go with the kids, so nothing too interesting to share going into this weekend.  That said, if you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This...