Free training on Power BI on Edx

If you’re looking to ramp-up on Power BI, as I’ve been doing recently since it’s a powerful new tool which will eventually have some great integration points with SharePoint and SQL Server Reporting Services, there’s a free course available on EdX: https://www.edx.org/course/analyzing-visualizing-data-power-bi-microsoft-dat207x-1 I’ve recently been through the most recent version and apart from seeing some…

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Free e-book on Power BI

I wanted to pass on a new resource I just learned about, a free e-book on Power BI: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/06/16/free-ebook-introducing-microsoft-power-bi/ I haven’t had a chance to read through it yet but will post my thoughts when I do!

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World Wide Importers — your new “Adventure” for data reporting

One of my colleagues let me know that Adventure Works — the SQL database so many demos are built on — is now replaced with a new database now that SQL Server 2016 has released:  https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/samlester/2016/06/13/so-long-adventureworks-well-miss-you-and-hello-world-wide-importers/ If you’re like me, you are probably a little tired of seeing the same demos with Adventure Works for…

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What will my SharePoint 2010 Slide Libraries Look Like in SharePoint 2016?

I was happy to report earlier that I was successful in testing 2010 Slide Libraries upgraded to SharePoint 2016.  I wanted to add some screen shots here to let you know what to expect. Remember, of course, that you’ve not really “solved” the problem of Slide Libraries: You cannot create new slide libraries in SharePoint…

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Office Online Server – Where’s my identity?

Ran into a speedbump while configuring a new Office Online Server for a SharePoint 2016 farm and wanted to share the solution I found from a colleague: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dodeitte/2012/07/20/issue-when-installing-windows-identity-foundation-on-windows-server-2012/ If you are running Windows Server 2012 R2, you will find that this is a feature you enable, not an download from a KB article. When you kick…

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