Using Power BI to visualise your data

Manipulating vast amounts of available data to drive insights and make business decisions can be a challenge. We need to become data literate and be able to understand data and analytics, to make educated business decisions that rely on the smart use of data rather than on an individual’s opinions.

Data always tells a story

The difference between business intelligence and advanced analytics often attracts conflicting interpretations from users, vendors, and industry commentators. Gavin Payne explores these differences, and why business intelligence and advanced analytics are increasingly different.

Why open sourced Power BI visuals matter

By Ian Woodgate, managing director of PointBeyond Limited, a UK based SI helping numerous customers to get the most from Power BI. Power BI has rapidly established itself as a capable and popular BI platform. However, did you know that the built-in visuals that you use are all open source, that you can develop your…

Is Power BI what you and your business needs?

By Ben Howard, MVP.  Ben has over 20 years’ experience of implementing enterprise solutions such as MRPII, ERP, and latterly Microsoft’s EPM (Project and Project Server) solution.  He has been a Microsoft Project MVP for the last 7 years, and is the author of Microsoft Project 2013 Plain & Simple . Now that the year…

Azure Data Services for Business Intelligence

A little known fact the biggest workload on Azure VM’s (aka IaaS) is .. SQL Server. This might seem odd give that there is a SQL Azure service where you can run SQL Server database without worrying about SQL Server itself. So what’s going on here? There are a few possible options: These VMs might…