SQL Server BI Blog http://sqlmag.com/blog/10113/feed Derek Comingore’s, Mark Kromer's, and Jen Underwood's candid look at SQL Server’s Business Intelligence features. en Top Takeaways from Microsoft's Reporting Roadmap http://sqlmag.com/blog/top-takeaways-microsofts-reporting-roadmap <div class="node-body blog-body">The future for on-premises Microsoft business intelligence looks a whole lot brighter these days. Here are the top five takeaways from Microsoft's recent business intelligence announcements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/top-takeaways-microsofts-reporting-roadmap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/top-takeaways-microsofts-reporting-roadmap#comments Reporting Business Intelligence Professional dashboards Mobile BI Roadmap SQL Server Reporting Services SSRS SQL Server BI Blog Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:22:00 +0000 28291 at http://sqlmag.com <p>SQL Server <span>2016 R</span>eporting Services&nbsp;</p> It is Time to Migrate Power BI for Office 365 http://sqlmag.com/blog/it-time-migrate-power-bi-office-365 <div class="node-body blog-body">Don't forget to migrate Power BI for Office 365 content before you leave for the holidays. Deprecation of Power BI for Office 365 starts at the end of December 2015. Here is what you need to know to successfully move your business intelligence content to the latest and greatest version of Microsoft Power BI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/it-time-migrate-power-bi-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/it-time-migrate-power-bi-office-365#comments Power BI Business Intelligence Professional migration Office 365 Power BI for Office 365 SQL Server BI Blog Tue, 08 Dec 2015 21:06:00 +0000 26431 at http://sqlmag.com <p>Microsoft Power BI&nbsp;</p> Power BI Preview Gaining Market Momentum http://sqlmag.com/blog/power-bi-preview-gaining-market-momentum <div class="node-body blog-body">As summer nears, the Power BI Preview is making bigger waves with every weekly release. Popular data sources and a plethora of Power BI Designer enhancements are being released at light speed pace. Check out the highlights on what has been released and what we might see next.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/power-bi-preview-gaining-market-momentum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/power-bi-preview-gaining-market-momentum#comments Power BI Business Intelligence Professional Cloud BI Cloud BI Mobile BI Mobile BI Power BI Power BI self-service BI self-service BI SQL Server BI Blog Wed, 03 Jun 2015 07:50:00 +0000 24671 at http://sqlmag.com <p><span>New&nbsp;Power BI Designer,&nbsp;a free desktop data discovery tool that unifies the &ldquo;power&rdquo; tools: Power Query for self-service ETL and data prep, Power Pivot for sophisticated data modeling and Power View for drag-and-drop visualization into one streamlined user experience.</span></p> What is Coming in SQL Server 2016 for Business Intelligence http://sqlmag.com/blog/what-coming-sql-server-2016-business-intelligence <div class="node-body blog-body">Over the past few years we did not hear anything from Microsoft about SQL Server on-premises business intelligence enhancements. The extended cricket-chirping silence left us speculating about the future of Reporting Services, Analysis Services and other key technologies that are being used today to power critical decision making solutions. Good news, the waiting and wondering is over. Microsoft recently announced significant SQL Server on-premises upgrades for business intelligence in numerous presentations at both //build and Ignite conferences. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/what-coming-sql-server-2016-business-intelligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/what-coming-sql-server-2016-business-intelligence#comments Business Intelligence Analysis Services Analysis Services Business Intelligence Professional Master Data Services Master Data Services predictive analytics predictive analytics Reporting Services Reporting Services SQL Server 2016 SQL Server Integration Services SQL Server Integration Services SQL Server BI Blog Wed, 03 Jun 2015 06:24:00 +0000 24661 at http://sqlmag.com <p>Evolution of SQL Server continues</p> Microsoft Cloud Predictive Analytics Preview Coming Soon http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-cloud-predictive-analytics-preview-coming-soon <div class="node-body blog-body">A preview of Azure Machine Learning, or Azure ML (project code name "Passau"), will be made publicly available in July 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-cloud-predictive-analytics-preview-coming-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-cloud-predictive-analytics-preview-coming-soon#comments Azure Business Intelligence Azure ML Azure ML data mining data mining Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Passau Passau predictive analytics predictive analytics predictive modeling predictive modeling SQL Server BI Blog Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:47:00 +0000 18491 at http://sqlmag.com Is Excel the Next Killer BI App? http://sqlmag.com/blog/excel-next-killer-bi-app <div class="node-body blog-body">With the latest Microsoft strategy shift of embedding self-service BI applications right within Excel, could Microsoft's Excel Power BI release become a BI "killer app?"</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/excel-next-killer-bi-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/excel-next-killer-bi-app#comments Power BI Office 365 Business Intelligence data discovery data discovery tools data visualization Excel Google Docs Power BI power pivot SQL Server BI Blog Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:05:00 +0000 18401 at http://sqlmag.com Key PASS Business Analytics Conference Takeaways http://sqlmag.com/blog/key-pass-business-analytics-conference-takeaways <div class="node-body blog-body">During the PASS Business Analytics Conference opening keynote, Kamal Hathi and Amir Netz showcased a series of game changing, significant improvements to the new Power BI for Office 365. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/key-pass-business-analytics-conference-takeaways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/key-pass-business-analytics-conference-takeaways#comments Power BI Office 365 SQL Server Reporting Services Business Intelligence Business analytics business analytics Excel Excel forecasting Forecasting KPI editor KPI editor Microsoft BI Microsoft BI PASS Business Analytics Conference PASS Business Analytics Conference Power BI Power BI tree map visualizations tree map visualizations SQL Server BI Blog Mon, 12 May 2014 16:46:00 +0000 17811 at http://sqlmag.com Does Excel Power Pivot Replace the Data Warehouse? http://sqlmag.com/blog/does-excel-power-pivot-replace-data-warehouse <div class="node-body blog-body">Power Pivot and other self-service BI tools are not a replacement for a data mart or data warehouse. When used correctly for Personal BI, Team BI, prototypes or proofs-of-concept, you can achieve truly agile, rapid reporting success with Excel Power Pivot.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/does-excel-power-pivot-replace-data-warehouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/does-excel-power-pivot-replace-data-warehouse#comments Business Intelligence BI tools BI tools buiness intelligence tools buiness intelligence tools data mart data mart data warehouse data warehouse Excel Power Pivot Excel Power Pivot ODS ODS operational data store operational data store SQL Server BI Blog Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:19:00 +0000 16551 at http://sqlmag.com Taking SQL Server Analysis Services Data Mining Further with Predixion Insight http://sqlmag.com/blog/taking-sql-server-analysis-services-data-mining-further-predixion-insight <div class="node-body blog-body">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. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/taking-sql-server-analysis-services-data-mining-further-predixion-insight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/taking-sql-server-analysis-services-data-mining-further-predixion-insight#comments SQL Server Analysis Services Business Intelligence Analysis Services Analysis Services data mining data mining DMX DMX Excel Excel Predixion Insight Predixion Insight Predixion Software Predixion Software SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 SSAS SSAS SQL Server BI Blog Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:53:00 +0000 15181 at http://sqlmag.com Old BI vs. New BI http://sqlmag.com/blog/old-bi-vs-new-bi <div class="node-body blog-body">A very common reference to business intelligence approaches has emerged, comparing "old BI" to "new BI."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/old-bi-vs-new-bi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/old-bi-vs-new-bi#comments Business Intelligence BI big data analytics big data analytics Business Intelligence business intelligence Business Intelligence Professional Mobile BI SQL Server BI Blog Wed, 30 Oct 2013 03:57:00 +0000 14571 at http://sqlmag.com