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Getting a single view of the player

Tell someone you went to a casino and their first question is how much did you win. Not on a specific game nor how much you could’ve lost, but what was the headline result and does it make them wish they’d gone as well. Gaming companies often ask similar questions, but for them it can be harder to..

Changes to the Power BI family

Microsoft regularly delivers new functionality for its Power BI data analytics and visualisation services, but rarely does it change how you pay for it or how you deploy it.  In May 2017, it has and some of the changes are significant.

Power BI April 2017 Update: End of the Road for DAX Developers?

April 2017 brought an enticing update to Power BI with the release of Quick Measures.

10 Steps to Enterprise Business Intelligence with Power BI

You have worked with Power BI to produce beautiful visualisations of your data.  The Power is its simplicity, but you can encounter the following problems:

The evolution of artificial intelligence

Over the course of the next few months, I’m going to be presenting at a number of data related community meetups about “The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence”.

Data Modelling with Power BI

So it has been a while since the GA release of PowerBI.com and Power BI Desktop Edition (for those that remember ProClarity and Panorama Desktop tools this choice of name still makes me giggle!) and I thought it about time I put the modelling capabilities of Power BI Desktop to the test. I am a..

Integrating Hadoop and the Data Warehouse

The objective of any data warehouse should include:

  1. Identification of all possible data assets
  2. Select the assets that have actionable content and are accessible
  3. Model the assets into a high performance data model
  4. Expose the data assets most effective for decision making

SQL Server BI Edition (Licencing) now makes sense!

Under the SQL Server 2012 licencing terms running a data warehouse on the BI edition of SQL Server did not make sense if your source databases were licensed per core.

Building BI Projects with Agility

Let me introduce you to an interesting story that was part of the foreword of the Mike Cohn book “Succeeding with Agile: Software Development with Scrum”. In the story, trappers would stop off at the Hudson Bay store to get all their supplies before setting off into the wilderness and make their..

Microsoft gets serious about Big Data

Everyone is talking about Big Data. What it is, how important it is and why it should be part of your strategy or roadmap. But what does it really mean? I can only talk from my experiences with various customers and what it means for them. For some it means large volumes of difficult to use..

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