Business Intelligence http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9179/more en How to mix Azure ML and Google Spreadsheets for real-time predictions http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/how-mix-azure-ml-and-google-spreadsheets-real-time-predictions <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft's Cortana Machine Learning blog has a cool demo showing off the power of its real-time data prediction </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Want to peer into the future on the fly? Microsoft has been heavily investing in Azure Machine Learning, and they&#39;ve put together a demo to let everyone take it for a spin with nothing more than eight simple steps and Google Sheets.</p> <p>It&#39;s a pretty simple demo that&#39;s built using Census Data to predict, given a few factors, roughly how much someone is making (whether less than, equal to, or greater than $50,000 a year).</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/how-mix-azure-ml-and-google-spreadsheets-real-time-predictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/how-mix-azure-ml-and-google-spreadsheets-real-time-predictions#comments Business Intelligence Azure Machine Learning Business Intelligence Professional Google Google Sheets Machine Learning Microsoft Tue, 17 May 2016 16:11:00 +0000 32371 at http://sqlmag.com Licensed under Creative Commons by David Shankbone Preview of the PASS 2016 Business Analytics Conference http://sqlmag.com/analysis/preview-pass-2016-business-analytics-conference <div class="node-body article-body">The PASS 2016 Business Analytics Conference is coming to San Jose May 2 - 4, 2016 and SQL Server Pro will be onsite to cover the event.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/analysis/preview-pass-2016-business-analytics-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/analysis/preview-pass-2016-business-analytics-conference#comments Analysis big data analysis Business Analytics conference Excel Power Pivot Microsoft Power BI Microsoft Power Query PASS Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:54:00 +0000 31671 at http://sqlmag.com In the future, everyone will be a data scientist for 15 seconds http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/future-everyone-will-be-data-scientist-15-seconds <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Companies like Klipfolio want to put (some of) the power of analytics in everyone's hands </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While <a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/power-bi-cozies-excel-gets-other-upgrades-microsoft-data-insight-summit">Microsoft has been busy expanding SQL Server&#39;s power &mdash; and making it more welcoming to a variety of users</a> &mdash; other companies are also working hard to put analytics in the hands of everyone, and that means boiling down big data to bite-sized charts.</p> <p>That was one of the goals <a href="https://www.jebbit.com/">Jebbit</a>&#39;s Nicholas Lemieux when joined the company as director of marketing.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/future-everyone-will-be-data-scientist-15-seconds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/future-everyone-will-be-data-scientist-15-seconds#comments Business Intelligence dashboards data Klipfolio Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:04:00 +0000 30981 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft Data Insights Summit 2016 Wrap Up http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/microsoft-data-insights-summit-2016-wrap <div class="field-byline"> Richard Hay </div> <div class="field-deck"> PowerBI | The first annual summit has concluded with plenty of content left behind </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft hosted and livestreamed their first ever PowerBI Data Insights Summit on 22 and 23 March 2016 out in Bellevue, Washington. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/microsoft-data-insights-summit-2016-wrap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/microsoft-data-insights-summit-2016-wrap#comments Business Intelligence analysis big data Business Intelligence Data Insights Summit Excel Microsoft Microsoft Data Insights Summit Power BI Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:25:00 +0000 30701 at http://sqlmag.com Power BI cozies up with Excel, gets other upgrades at Microsoft Data Insight Summit http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/power-bi-cozies-excel-gets-other-upgrades-microsoft-data-insight-summit <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft says service now has over 5 million subscribers </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Power BI users rejoice: At&nbsp;Microsoft&#39;s Data Insight Summit, the company announced a host new features, including tighter integration with Excel, as well as that Microsoft&#39;s data visualization and analysis service now had 5 million subscribers.</p> <p>The Excel updates allow analysis of Power BI data right in Excel, as well as the ability to pin data from Excel and have it appear in Power BI dashboards.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/power-bi-cozies-excel-gets-other-upgrades-microsoft-data-insight-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/power-bi-cozies-excel-gets-other-upgrades-microsoft-data-insight-summit#comments Business Intelligence Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:41:00 +0000 30661 at http://sqlmag.com Power BI Solutions for the Enterprise – Part 1 http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/power-bi-solutions-enterprise-part-1 <div class="node-body article-body">Power BI is a bona fide sensation. It’s only been about seven months since the rebooted version 2 release and transition from Office 365 to PowerBI.com and Power BI Desktop. Since that time, Gartner has moved Microsoft to a leading position on the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. Like a young, prized race horse sprinting to the lead from the center of the pack; Power BI is being taken seriously and bigger players are considering the right timing to place bets. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/power-bi-solutions-enterprise-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/power-bi-solutions-enterprise-part-1#comments Power BI Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional dashboards Enterprise BI Power BI Scaled solutions Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:15:00 +0000 30091 at http://sqlmag.com 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> <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> Reporting Services 2016 Unplugged http://sqlmag.com/reporting/reporting-services-2016-unplugged <div class="node-body article-body">In SQL Server 2016, my favorite report tools get some love with a few cool new features including, a little polish added to a few existing features, and a complete Report Portal overhaul. Reporting Services reached a certain maturity as a rock-solid reporting platform somewhere just after 2008 - or at least it got past puberty. Most report developers would agree, the versions that followed SQL Server 2008 R2 were more like a midlife crisis for the product, because the feature set stalled for about five years. The latest version is not a complete product rebirth by any means, but it is a good indication Reporting Services is not headed for retirement any time soon; it now plays an important role in the larger Microsoft reporting ecosystem. Instead of rehashing other information posted about new and upcoming features, I’ll share my experience thus far with the latest community technical preview (CTP 3.2) and some insights from the product developers. As with any preliminary software build, your experience may differ. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/reporting/reporting-services-2016-unplugged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/reporting/reporting-services-2016-unplugged#comments Reporting Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional Report Builder Reporting Reporting Services sql server 2016 SQL Server Reporting Services Mon, 25 Jan 2016 01:01:00 +0000 28761 at http://sqlmag.com 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> <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> Datazen Mobile Dashboards with Analysis Services and Drill-through http://sqlmag.com/analysis/datazen-mobile-dashboards-analysis-services-and-drill-through <div class="field-byline"> Paul Turley </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Use Datazen with Analysis Services and MDX queries to create fast and effective mobile dashboard solutions. You can use drill-through actions to navigate to details and pass selections from one dashboard to another.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/analysis/datazen-mobile-dashboards-analysis-services-and-drill-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/analysis/datazen-mobile-dashboards-analysis-services-and-drill-through#comments Analysis Business Decision Maker Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional DataZen drill-through iPad IT Manager Mobile dashboards mobile device Fri, 16 Oct 2015 21:39:00 +0000 26251 at http://sqlmag.com