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With the unprecedented wealth of data available to today’s BI professionals, more data often means a tradeoff in OLAP cube performance. The architecture underlying data cubes drastically impacts the speed at which data can be retrieved and analyzed, so the…

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As BI professionals, we rarely lack software to support our work, but we often do lack information relevant to helping us select the right software for the right need. In its 2013 rollout of Power BI, Microsoft introduced a suite…

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Azure Virtual Machines are huge right now in the consulting world. The ability to move an entire business intelligence solution to an environment that does not require servers is a fantastic step forward for clients and developers alike. However, while…

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Say you’ve finished building your PowerPivot model. You’ve connected your fact and dimension tables, written your DAX and built a couple of dashboards in PowerView. Want an easy way to add some value to your dashboard? Try adding data-bound images….

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On my last engagement, I encountered an interesting problem: how to return to a 12-month timeframe in MDX from a fixed date dimension. I was surprised when I couldn’t find this problem solved and readily searchable online, so I thought…

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In my last post, I walked you through the way that Power BI improves dashboard development by speeding up the process, offering team members access to agile development along with the flexibility to easily modify and update dashboards moving forward…

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In order to facilitate the most intelligent business decisions, checking in on how your business is doing needs to be both straightforward to do and highly illuminative. If done right, a reporting dashboard can provide you with the very information…

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