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 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 Building Real-World Microsoft BI Dashboards Today http://sqlmag.com/blog/building-real-world-microsoft-bi-dashboards-today <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</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/building-real-world-microsoft-bi-dashboards-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/building-real-world-microsoft-bi-dashboards-today#comments SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Analysis Services SQL Server Reporting Services SharePoint Cloud Business Intelligence Azure cloud cloud Excel Excel Microsoft Microsoft mobile B Office 2013 Office 2013 Office 365 Office 365 performancepoint Power BI Power BI Power Map Power Map SharePoint SharePoint SQL Server Analysis Services SQL Server Analysis Services SQL Server Reporting Services SQL Server Reporting Services SSAS SSAS SSRS SSRS Visio Services SQL Server BI Blog Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:48:00 +0000 14411 at http://sqlmag.com Integrating MongoDB and Open Source Data Stores with Power Pivot http://sqlmag.com/blog/integrating-mongodb-and-open-source-data-stores-power-pivot <div class="node-body blog-body">Business users don't care where data is stored or where it's coming from. By using data integration tools, you can expose MongoDB data stores to users through Excel, enabling Power Pivot models and Power View visualizations.</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/integrating-mongodb-and-open-source-data-stores-power-pivot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/integrating-mongodb-and-open-source-data-stores-power-pivot#comments Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional mongodb mongodb open source BI open source business intelligence pentaho pentaho power pivot power pivot PowerPivot PowerPivot SQL Server BI Blog Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:01:00 +0000 13991 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft Power BI First Public Preview http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-power-bi-first-public-preview <div class="node-body blog-body">The Microsoft Power Business Intelligence (BI) Public Preview will be available soon to anyone interested in evaluating Office 365 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/microsoft-power-bi-first-public-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-power-bi-first-public-preview#comments Power BI Office 365 Business Intelligence Cloud Business Intelligence Cloud Business Intelligence Excel Excel hybrid business intelligence hybrid business intelligence Mobile BI Mobile BI Office 365 Office 365 Pivotstream Pivotstream Power BI Power BI PowerPivot PowerPivot Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows RT Windows RT SQL Server BI Blog Thu, 08 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 13441 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft Cloud BI Update 2013 http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-cloud-bi-update-2013 <div class="node-body blog-body">I've been blogging about cloud BI and Microsoft's bits and pieces and slow roll into the cloud with BI. The "Power BI for Office 365" announcements from Redmond show real commitment to cloud 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/microsoft-cloud-bi-update-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-cloud-bi-update-2013#comments Power BI Cloud Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional Cloud BI Cloud BI Cloud Business Intelligence Cloud Business Intelligence Office 365 Office 365 SQL Server BI Blog Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:01:00 +0000 13291 at http://sqlmag.com