Business Intelligence en Build your Cloud Analytics Solution from an Azure Template <div class="field-byline"> Quickly generate building blocks needed for analytics using templates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud computing presents a unique platform for generating complex analytics solutions quickly. With the use of pre-build solution templates, Azure provides an easy mechanism to get started.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Power BI Analytics Azure Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional Cloud BI Power BI Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:24:00 +0000 34591 at ETL in the Cloud with Azure <div class="field-byline"> Mark Kromer, Microsoft Azure Cloud Data Solution Architect </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here are a few options for using the Azure platform for ETL </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As you transition your data platform into the Cloud, it will be important to consider options for data movement, transformation and aggregation. Let's take a quick look at a few options that enable Cloud ETL in Azure.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SQL Server Integration Services Analytics Azure azure data factory Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional cloud Cloud BI DataWarehousing elt ETL Machine Learning Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:52:00 +0000 34491 at Don't Expect Good Decisions from Bad Data <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Bad Data Bad Decisions</strong></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Analysis bad data IoT Machine Learning sentiment analysis Wed, 09 Nov 2016 19:42:00 +0000 34451 at One Month Free Trial for Azure Data Warehouse <div class="node-body article-body">Looking to test out Microsoft Azure Data Warehouse? How about doing so for free for one month?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intelligence Azure cloud datawarehouse free Microsoft warehouse Wed, 02 Nov 2016 03:45:00 +0000 34341 at 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