By Brian Grant on 7/27/2016
Wouldn’t it be nice to have slicers that say things like “Current Month”, “Next Months”, and “2 Months Back”, so that if you want to always show a window of time relative to the current month, you set the slicers once and they’ll always work? And even better have a way to add page level filters for months that don't need to be updated every month?
By Ron Ellis Gaut on 7/24/2016
The Microsoft Power BI platform provides a variety of architectural options for analytics solutions. These options can be “mixed and matched” as required to satisfy a wide variety of requirements. This flexibility is an obvious strength of the platform, but how does one determine which architecture configuration will best fit his or her needs?
By Ron Ellis Gaut on 7/23/2016
Get Data is perhaps the most important feature of Microsoft Power BI. After all, if you can’t effectively integrate source data with your Power BI solutions, none of the other capabilities matter.
By Rachel Dyer on 7/15/2016
Two use case scenarios to illustrate DAX Table functions and some underlying concepts --
By Ted Bicknell on 4/1/2016
Injecting text files encoded as UTF-8 with the Byte Order Mark (BOM) into MVC Views can result the characters "ï»¿" appearing in the rendered output. This post describes one approach for removing the BOM bytes when injecting text encoded with a BOM into MVC Views.
By Ron Ellis Gaut on 11/16/2015
Knowledge is power, but only to the extent that it is actionable. Billions of dollars are invested every year in BI and analytics, but what is the actual ROI that organizations receive from this investment? Few would argue that investing in business analytics is a bad idea, but with a 26% user adoption rate for BI solutions ...
By Rachel Dyer on 5/5/2015
Confused about where Power BI Designer and Power BI Service fit into the larger Power BI offering? You’re not alone. Rachel Dyer takes a broad look at how the evolving platform and where things may be going.
By Ron Ellis Gaut on 4/29/2015
Datazen is now owned by Microsoft. What is Microsoft thinking? Why do we care? In this blog I explore these intriguing question and more.
By Ken Howard on 3/20/2015
A brief overview of Angular Material, a mix of Google's Material Design language and AngularJS directives. We'll look at some of the most interesting parts, but there's plenty more to explore.
By CSG Pro on 3/17/2015
Most often, our clients and new prospects ask us for help with improving relationships with external or internal customers, or making their employees more productive. Here are 7 common problems we see and solve every day.