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  • Tips for adapting Date table to Power View forecasting #powerview #powerbi

    During the keynote of the PASS Business Analytics Conference, Amir Netz presented the new forecasting capabilities in Power View for Office 365. I immediately tried the new feature (which was immediately available, a welcome surprise in a Microsoft announcement for a new release) and I had several issues trying to use existing data models. The ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on May 20, 2014
  • New PowerPivot 2013 book available! #excel #powerpivot

    Our new book about PowerPivot 2013 is finally available in printed edition, too! The title is Microsoft Excel 2013: Building Data Models with PowerPivot and it is a partial rewriting of the previous book about PowerPivot for Excel 2010. In the previous book we had a target audience that included advanced Excel users and BI developers, because at ...
    Posted to SQLBI - Marco Russo (Weblog) by sqlbi on April 2, 2013
  • Olympics data available for all on Windows Azure SQL Database and Power View

    Are you looking around for some decent test data for your BI demos? Well, if so, Microsoft have provided some data about all medals won at the Olympics Games (1900 to 2008) at OlympicsData workbook - Excel, SSIS, Azure sample; it provides analysis over athletes, countries, medal type, sport, discipline and various other dimensions. The data has ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on November 29, 2012
  • Power View in SkyDrive revisited

      Three days ago I wrote a rather scathing blog post Power View in SkyDrive where I criticised Microsoft’s collaboration story in Excel 2013 in its various guises. I said then: I clicked on one of those workbooks in order to view it in my web browser and I saw this: “Unable to load the requested workbook” Oh, did they ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on August 2, 2012
  • Power View in SkyDrive

    UPDATE 02/08/2012,  I have written an important follow-up to this blog post at Power View in SkyDrive revisited which has better news than what I have written below. Please read that blog post as well as this one. Sean Boon has begun an interesting blog series where he is analysing data from the Olympics using using Power View in ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on July 30, 2012
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