Join us at the PASS Business Analytics Conference this Year and Explore What’s New in Data Analysis

Guest post byKasper de Jonge, Senior PMMicrosoft It’s that exciting time of the year again, spring is in the air and conference season is starting up again. Usually one of the first conferences that I am really excited about is the PASS Business Analytics Conference. The PASS BAC is a great place where I love… Read more

Microsoft adds forecasting capabilities to Power BI for O365

The PASS Business Analytics Conference — the event where big data meets business analytics – kicked off today in San Jose. Microsoft Technical Fellow Amir Netz and Microsoft Partner Director Kamal Hathi delivered the opening keynote, where they highlighted our customer momentum, showcased business analytics capabilities including a new feature update to Power BI for… Read more

Join the 2014 24 Hours of PASS Business Analytics Challenge and You Could Win a Free Ticket!

Calling all data junkies and business analysts! Play along with @SQLServer on Twitter, February 5th during the 24 Hours of PASS, Business Analytics Edition for your chance to win a cool Microsoft T-shirt and a ticket to the 2014 PASS Business Analytics Conference in San Jose, CA! Beginning at 8 am PT on February 5th,… Read more

Let’s Call it a Wrap on the PASS Business Analytics Conference

Looking back at this month’s inaugural PASS Business Analytics Conference in Chicago, we can’t believe what an amazing experience it has been! This event included 70+ sessions over the course of two and a half days and was attended by more than 1,100 data professionals, ranging from business analysts and data scientists, to BA/BI practitioners,… Read more

Day 3: PASS Business Analytics Conference, Analytics in Action

It’s the final day of the PASS Business Analytics Conference. It’s been a valuable opportunity to learn from other industry leaders, partners and customers, all of whom have great ideas and insight on what the future of analytics looks like. As far as what it looks like for Microsoft, we’ve spent the last couple of… Read more

Day 2: PASS Business Analytics Conference, New 3D Mapping Analytics Tool for Excel

Today at the PASS Business Analytics Conference, Microsoft technical fellow Amir Netz and partner manager Kamal Hathi took to the stage to demonstrate how people experience insights. As mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, understanding how people experience insights is critical to Microsoft as we look to build and improve our data platform. Today we’re pleased… Read more

Day 1: PASS Business Analytics Conference, The Art of Analytics

For the latest and greatest on business intelligence and business analytics, look no further than the PASS Business Analytics Conference, which kicks off today in Chicago. At a time when data is increasingly at the forefront of the industry conversation, this event offers an opportunity to go deep and take a look at how business… Read more

PASS BAC Preview Series: Looking for Big Data Value in All the Wrong Places

In this guest post from Hyoun Park, PASS Business Analytics Conference (PASS BAC) speaker, we get an interesting twist on the challenge of Big Data and how to stop looking for solutions in all the wrong ways and all the wrong places. You can learn more from Hyoun at PASS BAC in his session, Building the… Read more

PASS BAC Preview Series: Business Analytics Defined

The PASS Business Analytics Conference (PASSBAC) Preview Series continues with more great insights from PASS Board Member, Douglas McDowell, who gives unique perspective on what PASSBAC is and how this conference was developed to address the expanding technical education needs of its business community.  *     *     * FEATURED PASS BOARD MEMBER:  Douglas McDowell, Executive Vice… Read more

Look Who’s Spending Spring Break at the PASS Business Analytics Conference

The SQL Server community continues to wow us with your ways! Last week during the “Spend Spring Break at the PASS Business Analytics Conference” Challenge, we received an enormous number of great responses to our challenge question, “Tell us how a trip to #passbac would help you with your work?” What can we say, except… Read more