Building a dashboard on top of a web API with Power BI and Azure – Part 3

In Part 1 of this series we connected to the driveBC API in Power BI Desktop and built a simple dashboard. In Part 2 we designed the architecture capable of storing the data over time. In Part 3 we are implementing implement the architecture. In the previous article, we defined our architecture as follow: We…


Microsoft Data Platform events in Canada: SQL Server, Power BI, Cortana Analytics and IoT

Want to get familiar with the new Power BI, SQL Server 2014, Cortana Analytics or IoT solutions? Join Microsoft Canada, our partners and the SQL PASS community for an across Canada in-person and online event series that will introduce you to these solutions. Please find the upcoming events list below. This page will be updated…


SQL Server News from PASS 2015

SQL Server News from PASS 2015 Hi! Last week was PASS Summit in Seattle. Here’s a short summary of announcements: CTP 3 of SQL Server 2016 is now available The roadmap for Microsoft BI visualization tools has been revealed Multiple announcements have been made about other BI components  Read the details on Chris Webb’s BI…

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Data Analytics Camps: from Excel to Power BI

You are invited! As an advanced user, we want you to benefit from all of the capabilities available within Excel and Microsoft BI tools. Did you know that Excel has advanced data visualization capabilities such as Power View and Power BI? These tools can elevate the way you analyze, share and present data. The best…


Microsoft Data Platform events in Canada: SQL Server, Power BI, Advanced Analytics and IoT

Want to get familiar with the new Power BI, SQL Server 2014, Cortana Analytics or IoT solutions? Join Microsoft Canada, our partners and the SQL PASS community for an across Canada in-person and online event series that will introduce you to these solutions. Please find the upcoming events list below. This page will be updated…

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Microsoft Data Platform Days in Canada

You are invited!The rise of machine learning and advanced analytics‚ combined with cloud unlimited capacity for data storage & computation marks a unique point in history. This is an incredible opportunity for organizations to innovate with agility and drive incredible impact using data‚ and this opportunity is here today.  Join Microsoft and industry experts to…

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Datazen vs. Power BI: When and Why?

Update: Following the announcement of the reporting roadmap for SQL Server and Power BI at PASS 2015, I’ve written a follow up to this blog post. The information below is still valid and has been updated, but for a forward looking analysis of the Microsoft visualization tools, please read my new blog post: Positioning of…

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