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06 December
2016
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 28 – Sankey)

In this module you will learn how to use the Sankey Power BI Custom Visual.  The Sankey is a type of diagram that visualizes the flow of data between a source and destination. Module 28 – Sankey Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Sankey Dataset – Moving Regions.xlsx Completed Example – Module...
05 December
2016
Author: BradleyBall

Optimize For Unknown

Hello Dear Reader!  It's been a while.  I was working with a friend and we came across an interesting problem.  They had a large amount of skewness/data skew.  This led to some performance issues for them.  The way this manifested itself was in a set of queries that ran quickly, normally within...
03 December
2016
Author: Robert Cain

SQL Sever 2016 Reporting Services Cookbook has arrived!

  I’m proud to announce my latest book, the SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services Cookbook, has been released! This was a real labor of love, it consumed most of my summer and well into the fall. This book was published via Packt Press, and my coauthor was Dinesh Priyankara (blog | twitter). In...
30 November
2016
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

This Week in Data – Episode 14 (Hacking Your Professional Development)

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week’s episode, we discuss hacking your own professional development. Having a plan for your professional development is essential when tackling your career goals. You need...
29 November
2016
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 27 – Synoptic Panel)

In this module you will learn how to use the Synoptic Panel Power BI Custom Visual.  The Synoptic Panel is really one of the more impressive visuals available. This visual allows you to take an image and plot data on different regions that you define. Module 27 – Synoptic Panel Downloads Power...
22 November
2016
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 26 – Timeline)

In this module you will learn how to use the Timeline Power BI Custom Visual.  The Timeline is a great tool for filtering date values on a report. Module 26 – Timeline Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Timeline Dataset – Gold Prices.xlsx Completed Example – Module 26 – Timeline.pbix Key...
16 November
2016
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

This Week in Data – Episode 13 (Building Your Personal Brand)

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week’s episode, we discuss investing in your most important asset,you! Many people don’t realize that their biggest investment should be in themselves. It’s important to...
14 November
2016
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 25 – Scroller)

In this module you will learn how to use the Scroller Power BI Custom Visual.  The Scroller has the appearance of an animated stock ticker with values and deviation values scrolling by on the design surface. Module 25 – Scroller Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Scroller Dataset – Stock...
14 November
2016
Author: DustinRyan
DustinRyan

Test Post

09 November
2016
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

This Week In Data – Episode 12 (How to Interview a Customer)

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week’s episode, we discuss how you should interview a customer. Understanding the needs and wants of your customers is vital to the success of any working relationship....