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  • Blog Post: From Data to Insight & Impact: Using Advanced Features of Data Explorer and Building Power View with Bing Maps & Animations

    After receiving great feedback about From Data to Insight & Impact:  Showing Africa’s Progress with Power View and PPI by Microsoft , the Power View demonstration which showed the progress in Africa, we decided to show how we actually built this data visualization. In this latest video from...
  • 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: 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: Building a Sales Summary with Power View

    In the first post of the From Data to Insight & Impact blog series, we interviewed Microsoft Corporate Vice President Susan Hauser, who explained how her team uses Power View to get deeper insights in a shorter period of time. Here, in Part 2 of this series, Microsoft Finance Director Marc Reguera...
  • 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: 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: Excel Opens Up Limitless Possibilities for BI

    Today we’re excited to have a guest blog post by Microsoft MVP Chris Webb. Chris is a UK based consultant ( http://www.crossjoin.co.uk/ ) and trainer ( http://www.technitrain.com/ ) specialising in SQL Server Analysis Services, MDX, PowerPivot and DAX. He is the co-author of three books: “MDX...
  • Blog Post: New BI Labs: SSRS Migration Tool

    This week, we have a guest post from James Wu who is responsible for our latest BI Labs: SSRS Migration Tool. James is a Senior Software Development Lead for the BI group of Business and Platform Division and has worked for Microsoft since 2002. SSRS customers have been asking for a migration tool...
  • Blog Post: Hadoop Summit Recap

    Last week at the Hadoop Summit we were able to connect with lots of fellow Big Data enthusiasts. Since many weren't able to attend the summit in person, Lara Rubbelke, Community Principal Program Manager for Microsoft, shared her experience with us. Read the post below for her recap, and if you are on...
  • Blog Post: Big Data, Predictive Analytics, and Self-Service BI Customer Stories

    If you’ve been following the latest technology trends, you’ve probably heard quite a bit about topics such as big data, predictive analytics and self-service business intelligence (BI). Microsoft provides solutions in all these areas leveraging tools that many people are already using today...
  • Blog Post: Do We Have The Tools We Need to Navigate The New World of Data?

    Today, with the launch of the 2012 Strata Conference, the SQL Server Data Platform Insider blog is featuring a guest post from Dave Campbell, Microsoft Technical Fellow in Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business. Dave discusses how Microsoft is working with the big data community and ecosystem to...
  • 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: Power View Overview

    By now, you have probably heard of Power View, the interactive data exploration, visualization, and presentation experience shipping in Reporting services in SQL Server 2012. It’s one of the features we are very excited about. Since we heard a rumor that it could be the subject of a future contest...
  • Blog Post: The PowerPivot Data MashUp Contest Is Here!

    The Data MashUp Contest is kicking off today! If you haven’t visited our Facebook Page, you can find an overview of the contest there. This blog post is going to give you detailed instructions on how to get up and running for the contest! We’ll also give you the rules and important dates...
  • 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...
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