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  • Blog Post: Congrats to the Winners of the So You Think You Know Excel Sweepstakes

    Last month, we asked, “What do you Excel at?” and after thousands of you took the ‘So You Think You Know Excel’ Challenge on Facebook, we have the answer! You excel at rising to a challenge and digging both feet in to have some fun and learn a little at the same time! We were very excited to see participants...
  • Blog Post: Exciting Times for Business Analytics

    With one week to go until the PASS Business Analytics Conference in Chicago, IL, guest blogger and PASS BAC speaker, Marco Russo joins us today to give us his perspective on the dynamic world of business analytics.    M arco Russo (@marcorus) is a Business Intelligence consultant and mentor...
  • Blog Post: Gartner BI and Analytics Summit Recap: Faster Business Insights for All

    Thank you to the nearly 550 attendees from the 2013 Gartner BI and Analytics Summit who visited the Microsoft booth and joined our “Insights for Everyone from Any Data, Any Size, Anywhere” session at the event. Those who visited had a chance to see our Big Data and BI platforms in action, specifically...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft BI Solution Builder Provides Roadmap to Better Business Intelligence

    Have you ever bought a new car or computer, and a year later you’re still discovering cool new features you never knew were there (because you didn’t take time to read the manual)?  When this happens, you kick yourself a little and think, “Dang, that feature would have made my life so much easier...
  • Blog Post: From Data to Insight & Impact: Using Power View to Review Manufacturing Performance

    In this latest series of From Data to Insight & Impact blogs and videos, we share another real-life scenario where we leverage Microsoft BI to discover insight from our data through the amazing self service capabilities of Power View. Here, in this first part of our new series, we talk with Gene...
  • Blog Post: How Great Western Bank is Using BI to Power the Business

    At PASS Summit this year Ted Kummert talked about some of the trends that he saw in the industry and the corresponding opportunities that these changes would provide for businesses.  One of the opportunities that Ted mentioned was enabling pervasive insight. During his presentation, he highlighted...
  • Blog Post: CALL FOR SPEAKERS: PASS Business Analytics Conference

    PASS invites you to help shape the PASS Business Analytics Conference educational program by submitting session abstracts that fall within the following topics and address the needs of our key audiences – Business Analysts, Data Scientists, Data Architects and BI practitioners: Advanced Analytics and...
  • Blog Post: From Data to Insight & Impact: Using Power View to Review Sales Performance

    Welcome to our  From Data to Insight & Impact series, where we invite you to take a closer look at Power View, the BI tool that is helping business leaders across every industry drive positive impact in their business. In this series of videos and case studies, we share real-life scenarios that...
  • Blog Post: Customers Achieving Breakthrough Insight with SQL Server 2012

    Since the launch of SQL Server 2012, we have published many stories about customers using the new business analytics tools to unlock new insights. We’ve recently put together three short videos ‘Customers Using The Fantastic 12 of 2012�� which summarizes some of the best customer stories produced so far...
  • Blog Post: Blog Series: Creating BI Solutions with BISM Tabular (Part 4 of 4)

    Guest Author: Dan Clark , Senior BI Consultant, Pragmatic Works Introduction The goal of this blog series is to expose you to the process needed to create a BISM Tabular Model in SQL Server 2012 and deploy it to an Analysis Server where it can be exposed to client applications. Part 1 covered setting...
  • Blog Post: Blog Series: Creating BI Solutions with BISM Tabular (Part 3 of 4)

    Guest Author: Dan Clark , Senior BI Consultant, Pragmatic Works Introduction The goal of this blog series is to expose you to the process needed to create a BISM Tabular Model in SQL Server 2012 and deploy it to an Analysis Server where it can be exposed to client applications. Part 1 covered setting...
  • Blog Post: Blog Series: Creating BI Solutions with BISM Tabular (Part 2 of 4)

    Guest Author: Dan Clark , Senior BI Consultant, Pragmatic Works Introduction The goal of this blog series is to expose you to the process needed to create a BISM Tabular Model in SQL Server 2012 and to deploy it to an Analysis Server where it can be exposed to client applications. The first part of this...
  • Blog Post: Blog Series: Creating BI Solutions with BISM Tabular (Part 1 of 4)

    Guest blogger Dan Clark is a senior BI consultant for Pragmatic Works. As a member of the Pragmatic Works SEAL Team (Special Engagements and Learning) he is focused on learning new BI technologies and training others how to best implement the technology. Dan has published several books and numerous articles...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices in Data Visualization

    Author : Jenifer Underwood , Sr. Technical Product Manager, Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence In this new world of exploding data volumes, the ability to make sense of all this data and effectively communicate insights from it is a highly valued skillset. Communicating trustworthy insights includes...
  • Blog Post: Big Data for Everyone: Using Microsoft’s Familiar BI Tools with Hadoop

    In our second Big Data technology guest blog post, we are thrilled to have Ashvini Sharma, a Group Program Manager in the SQL Server Business Intelligence group at Microsoft. Ashvini discusses how organizations can provide insights for everyone from any data, any size, anywhere by using Microsoft’s...
  • Blog Post: Prove your knowledge of Microsoft BI in the #MSBI Twitter Contest!

    How much do you know about Microsoft Business Intelligence? Are you ready to put your knowledge to the test? If so, then demonstrate your knowledge in the #MSBI Twitter Contest happening on our official Twitter channel ( @MicrosoftBI )! We will ask questions about Microsoft BI technologies, solutions...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft BI @ TechEd North America 2011

    I can’t believe it’s only two weeks until TechEd North America. It is shaping up to a great event and I hope we’ll see many of you in Atlanta during the week of May 16th – 19th. If you’ve been to previous TechEd’s you know there’s a lot of ground to cover, with...
  • Blog Post: HP Business Decision Appliance – A Closer Look at Backup and Availability Features

    Today we announced the availability of the HP Business Decision Appliance . This is the culmination of many months of engineering work between HP and Microsoft to develop a software/hardware solution to enable easy access to self-service business intelligence technology. The solution is designed for...
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