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  • 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: 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: Visualizing the Summer Games with Power View in Excel 2013!

    Senior Program Manager Sean Boon has created a great blog series that visualizes and analyzes different sets of data from this year’s summer games. Each post highlights a couple features in Power View for Excel 2013 and how you can build these reports for yourself. In his first post , Sean starts...
  • 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: Microsoft Named a Self-Service Business Intelligence Leader by Forrester Research

    Forrester Research has positioned Microsoft as a leader in the "The Forrester Wave™: Self-Service Business Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2012" report. Forrester highlights Microsoft's approach to delivering self-service BI through the familiar tools of Excel and SharePoint. According to the report...
  • Blog Post: My Top 5 BI Features in SQL Server 2012

    Today we are excited to feature a guest post from Mike Davis, MCITP, who is the Managing Project Lead at Pragmatic Works.   He is an author of several Business intelligence books.   Mike is an experienced speaker and has presented at many events such as several SQL Server User Groups, Code...
  • 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: 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: Business Analytics for the New World of Data

    We are pleased to be participating in the Gartner BI conference in Los Angeles this week. As part of our presence at the event, I will be presenting our view on Business Analytics for the New World of Data . There has never been a more exciting time with respect to the world of data. We are seeing the...
  • Blog Post: Gartner’s BI Summit is Here!

    We’re excited to showcase our BI Tools and SQL Server 2012 at Gartner’s Business Intelligence Summit happening next week Monday April 2 nd to Wednesday April 4 th in Los Angeles. Our 700 sq. ft. booth complete with Theater! For those attending, we will be onsite with a 700 sq. ft. booth...
  • Blog Post: 24 Hours Of Pass Is Coming Soon!

    24 Hours of Pass is once again upon us! The folks at SQLPass have put together another great round of live webcasts. Last October the sessions stretched for 12 hours for two days, and this time around the sessions will go for 24 hours straight. If you haven’t attended one of these webcasts yet...
  • 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: What You’ll Learn @ PASS Summit

    PASS Summit for SQL Professionals is coming up next week, October 11 th through October 14 th in Seattle and we wanted to take an opportunity to highlight the BI-focused sessions at the event. So what can you expect to learn at PASS Summit from a BI perspective? This blog post has you covered. Below...
  • Blog Post: Transcript From PowerPivot Tweet Chat

    Here is a transcript of the PowerPivot tweet chat we held on September 13 th . You can also view it online at http://bit.ly/ngx8Az Hashtag archive - #MSBIPP Microsoft BI Hash Tag for PowerPivot Tweet Chat [ tags = PowerPivot, #MSBI, Microsoft BI ] Created by @MicrosoftBI on Tue Sep 13 5:08...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: MSBI PowerPivot Tweet Chat

    In support of the The MSBI Data MashUp contest , we are holding a tweet chat for PowerPivot! The tweet chat will be taking place Tuesday September 13 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM PST and we want you to be a part of the conversation! Chat with our product team and ask them the questions you want to know...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Thank You Nerdtastic Blogger Friends!

    If you’ve visited the PowerPivot Facebook page in the past three weeks, you may’ve participated in our Nerdtastic Quiz designed to help identify the type of data nerd you really are. Many participants shared whether they are a Numbers Ninja or Strategicians—or the elite crop of data...
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