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  • Blog Post: From Data to Insight & Impact: Getting Public Data with Data Explorer and Building an Excel Power View & GeoFlow

    Today, we continue our From Data to Insight & Impact blog and video series from Microsoft Finance Director Marc Reguera.  The inspiration for this demonstration stems from Marc’s diverse travels and his desire to better understand the crime rate of cities throughout the United States. ...
  • Blog Post: Take the ‘So You Think You Know Excel’ Challenge and You Could Win a Kinect for Xbox 360 Prize Pack

    UPDATE (3/12/13): The “So You Think You Know Excel Challenge” is back and better than ever, with more time to play and more prizes go give away!  Last week, you may have experienced a slight disruption of the “So You Think You Know Excel” Challenge on Excel, which was caused by high demand for this...
  • Blog Post: From Data to Insight & Impact: Building an Excel Power View from a PDF Document

    In this new edition to the Data to Insight & Impact series, Microsoft Finance Director Marc Reguera shows you how to build insightful views in Power View starting from a PDF document and using sales of U.S. car as an example. Watch Marc use Power View to create insightful reports as he build his...
  • 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: Time to Celebrate! Office 2013 & SharePoint 2013 Released to Manufacturing

    We are very excited to announce the Microsoft Office Division team has released to manufacturing Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013. The Office team has made a number of significant Business Intelligence investments in Office and SharePoint 2013 that we are proud to share with you. New capabilities delivered...
  • Blog Post: The Social Media Games: Analyzing the Games’ Twitter Conversation with Power View

    E very so often, we’re reminded just how embedded social media is in our lives. The 2012 Summer Games is one of those milestone events, as athletes, attendees and viewers turn to social media to post, share and discuss events as they unfold. These are the Information Summer Games, where mounds...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Business Intelligence in Excel 2013, SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2012 SP1

    Last week, Excel 2013 Preview, SharePoint 2013 Preview and SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Community Technology Preview 3 (SP1 CTP3) became available for customers to download. This release comes on the heels of SQL Server 2012, released just a few months ago, which delivered a major set of Business Intelligence...
  • Blog Post: Hadoop and BI are Better Together!

    During the SQL PASS Summit 2011 Day One Keynote (watch the recording at: http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2011/Live/LiveStreaming/LiveStreamingWednesday.aspx ), we were excited to announce our support for Apache Hadoop. During his keynote, Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President of Business Platform at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Brand New BI Labs! Time Series Foundation

    What are BI Labs? We’re excited to unveil the latest BI labs project! If you’re not familiar with BI Labs, they are a series of experimental business intelligence projects made available from internal sources across Microsoft. Additional information and downloads of these BI prototypes...
  • 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: Meet The Judges - Chandoo

    Chandoo.org Purna Duggirala is the expert behind Chandoo.org . The name Chandoo comes from a nick name he was given. He has an MBA from IIM Indore and Computer Science degree from Andhra University. Because he is an avid enthusiast of analytics and visualization, Chandoo started his blog to help...
  • Blog Post: Meet The Judges – Mr. Excel

    Our next series of blog posts will feature the judges of the MSBI Data MashUp contest. Learn more about the experts who have spent significant time with Excel and PowerPivot! Mr. Excel Bill Jelen is the host of MrExcel.com and has penned numerous books on Microsoft Excel and PowerPivot. He launched...
  • Blog Post: The Data MashUp Contest Is Getting An Extension!

    The Data Mashup contest deadline is being extended to October 5 th . In addition, we are opening up the contest data sources to allow you to pull anything from the Windows Azure Marketplace that is free. Need help getting started? We put this blog post together to assist you in pulling the data as well...
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