Big Data Hackathon – a Story from a Winning Team

This blog post was created collaboratively by the winning team of the Big Data Hackathon in Data Visualization category (Microsoft Canada office, Mississauga ON, March 13-14, 2015). Big Data Hackathon Team members: Kosta Zabashta, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Marcello Panaccione, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Rayis Imayev, Dawn InfoTek Inc. Selcuk Beydilli, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan…

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MVP Series: 7 Ways to Lose Your DBA Job

We are thrilled to have special guest authors from the Canadian MVP Award Program contributing posts.  For the next few weeks, we will be posting a different article from one of our Canadian SQL Server MVPs each week.  We hope you enjoy them, please feel free to leave a comment. Thanks to Karen Lopez for…

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Custom Map with Power Map for Excel

Scenario Since the September 2014 update to Power Map, it is possible to visualize data in Excel on top of any map (e.g. picture) right from Power Map. How does it work? In this post I’m using the STM’s map, Montreal’s subway system. I’ll overlay this map with randomly generated data points that could represent…

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Canadian County and Postal Code Shading in Power Map for Excel

Good news for Canadian users of Power Map. I discovered by playing with a dataset that it’s now possible to shade polygons in maps at both county and postal code levels! To my knowledge his was not previously possible as only Country and Province shading was available. I was surprised it worked when I mistakenly…

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Free Power BI Training - Microsoft Virtual Academy Jump Start

Whether you're a power Excel user or you're just trying to make sense of ever-growing piles of data, we have a great day long, free online training session for you on Power BI for Office 365. This live, demo rich training will provide sessions covering key Power BI features and capabilities and help you learn…

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Power BI Demo Contest

    The Microsoft Business Intelligence team is launching a contest starting today at 12:01pm (Eastern Time) to find the next Power BI demo rock star.  Just create an amazing demo video and enter* it into the contest between November 6th, 2013 and January 15th, 2014 and you could have a chance to win an…

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Power Map Preview is now available on Download Center

Great news from the Power Map team. We are super excited to announce that Power Map Preview, our final v1 preview, was just posted on Download Center. New in this release are Region Chart type, Flat Map and the ability to create videos from your Power Map tours as wells as many more features that…

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