Facebook Data Analytics with Power BI

Can you analyze social network data in Excel? The answer might surprise you, but yes! The key is Power Query’s Facebook connector! Scenario Now let’s consider an actual scenario! Let’s do the analysis of Microsoft Canada’s Facebook page. The file is available for download below. First let’s look at the post trend Power View sheet….


Ebola Outbreak Analysis using Power BI

Hi everyone! This is my first blog post, so let me introduce myself. I’m Charles Verdon (@chverdon), Technology Solutions Professional for Data Platform and Business Intelligence at Microsoft for Eastern Canada. I’m passionate about data analytics and creating insights through visualizations. With all the news articles and general fear about Ebola, I wanted to better…


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…


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…