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Taking SQL Server Analysis Services Data Mining Further with Predixion Insight

  • Jul 23, 2014

    Session 1: Power BI Platform: Technical Overview  

    Running Time: 64 minutes | In this session, Jen will introduce the Power BI Platform components from a BI professional perspective. She will cover key differences from the prior Power BI release, various BI delivery use cases, and deployment models. Best practices and recommendations also will be shared....More
  • Jul 23, 2014

    Session 2: Authoring Power BI Content  

    Running Time: 61 minutes | In this session, we will walk through the full BI development lifecycle. We will talk about loading and preparing data with Power Designer from enterprise data sources. Then we will develop reports and dashboards using Power Designer and the new Power BI site....More
  • Jul 23, 2014

    Session 3: Power BI Development  

    Running Time: 63 minutes | In the final session, Jen will walk you through the Power BI REST APIs to create custom datasets, reports, and push data directly from SQL Server and a variety of applications into real-time dashboards. We will review the available GitHub code samples, introduce the APIARY web code snippets and show how a simple real-time dashboard can be created....More
  • Dec 13, 2013

    Taking SQL Server Analysis Services Data Mining Further with Predixion Insight

    Predixion is a Microsoft partner solution that supplements the base SSAS Data Mining offering with many features that have long been on my wish list. The Predixion Insight solution also has exceptional support and far greater capabilities than the base Microsoft solution....More
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    Oct 21, 2013

    Building Real-World Microsoft BI Dashboards Today 10

    I know all the Microsoft buzz is about Power BI and Excel these days, but customers need real-world, professional business intelligence solutions that meet their complex real world requirements today....More

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Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
Sep 1, 2015

Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks 3

Code like this isn’t optimal: IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Neither is this: IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Yet, I see both of those used all of the time – over and over again. Even though it’s 2015.  ...More
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