PowerBI – Major Licensing Changes

PowerBI is a fantastic visualisation and reporting tool that I’ve written about extensively on this blog already, as well as having created numerous screencasts and blogs in an educational context from my time at St Andrew’s College. Last week, Microsoft … Continue reading

Consolidating Data Reporting With SQL2016 & PowerBI

This afternoon I read a really interesting case study from the University of Tennessee on how they transformed their business reporting and compliance through consolidating their data onto SQL2016 & PowerBI. Read the full case study here. It’s worth reading … Continue reading

Embed A PowerBI Dashboard In Your Application

I read the following blog post this afternoon¬†that demonstrated how to embed a PowerBI Dashboard directly into a web application. It’s worth watching the 14min video if you’re a developer as there are a lot of tools and sample code … Continue reading

Quick Insights Into Big Data With PowerBI & Machine Learning

UPDATE: I see on LinkedIn that Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Magic Quadrant 2017¬†has been released recently showing Microsoft continues to be the leader in terms of vision and ability to execute. I do encourage you to read the full … Continue reading

How To Keep Your Data FRESH With PowerBI Personal Gateway

One of the biggest challenges to using any data analytics tool is keeping the data fresh and up to date with the minimum of effort. When you’re getting serious, you usually opt for the ETL process and data warehousing of … Continue reading

Get The Most From Office365 With PowerBI Usage Reports

Many schools are using Office365 to drive learning outcomes and effectively enable faculty and students to communicate and collaborate more efficiently. Increasingly, organisations are asking “how do we know this investment is working?” and, with the recent preview release of … Continue reading