Business Intelligence en At SQL PASS 2016, Microsoft releases beta of Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Satya Nadella's vision for Microsoft: Be the "Gutenberg Press" of the AI age </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>At SQL PASS Summit 2016, Microsoft&#39;s been making a number of announcements that go beyond SQL and into the future of how data is analyzed. One of those announcements:&nbsp;Joseph Sirosh&#39;s unveiling of the beta of&nbsp;Cognitive Toolkit 2.0, <a href="">one piece of Satya Nadella&#39;s vision for Microsoft to be the Gutenberg press of the AI age</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intelligence Cognitive Toolkit Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 Machine Learning Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:51:00 +0000 34311 at <p>As Microsoft&#39;s demos have shown, the powers of machine learning are almost unlimited, from curing challenging diseases to identifying what kind of pupper that is.</p> At SQL PASS 2016, Microsoft unveils public preview of Azure Analysis Services <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Self service BI, now as a service </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As <a href="">Michael Otey&nbsp;noted last week</a>, there&#39;s a lot going on at SQL PASS this year. One of the big announcements:&nbsp;Azure Analysis Services public preview.</p> <p>Initially available in&nbsp;South-Central US and West Europe regions,&nbsp;Azure Analysis Services lets developers spin up new servers in seconds and can pull and analyze data from a variety of cloud and on-premise sources.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intelligence Azure Azure Analysis Services Business Intelligence Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:31:00 +0000 34291 at Using BI Office Together with Microsoft Power BI Desktop to Unlock Business Insights <div class="node-body blog-body">It is crucial to move away from data and analytics stored on individual desktop computers. Today’s solutions must promote holistic, collective intelligence. The strong, continued alliance between Microsoft and Pyramid Analytics helps make all this possible.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intelligence Sponsored Analytics analytics Business Intelligence business intelligence Pyramid Analytics Pyramid Analytics reporting reporting SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:27:00 +0000 33211 at Why the Key to a Data-Driven Culture is Community with Shawn Rogers <div class="field-byline"> Mico Yuk </div> <div class="field-deck"> BI Brainz Analytics on Fire Podcast </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Listen to the latest podcast from Mico Yuk of BI Brainz, in which she talks with godfather of BI and Chief Research Officer of Dell Shawn Rogers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intelligence Analytics on Fire BI Brainz Business Intelligence Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:19:00 +0000 33201 at How to mix Azure ML and Google Spreadsheets for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intelligence Azure Machine Learning Business Intelligence Professional Google Google Sheets Machine Learning Microsoft Tue, 17 May 2016 16:11:00 +0000 32371 at Licensed under Creative Commons by David Shankbone Preview of the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 In the future, everyone will be a data scientist for 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="">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 of <a href="">Jebbit</a>&#39;s Nicholas Lemieux when he joined the company as director of marketing.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intelligence dashboards data Klipfolio Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:04:00 +0000 30981 at Microsoft Data Insights Summit 2016 Wrap Up <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 Power BI cozies up with Excel, gets other upgrades at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intelligence Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:41:00 +0000 30661 at Power BI Solutions for the 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 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Power BI Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional dashboards Enterprise BI Power BI Scaled solutions Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:15:00 +0000 30091 at