Displaying results for:

data_reporting Piraeus Consulting

If you’re a seasoned analytics developer, you may be able to relate to the following scenario: You’ve spent more hours than you’d like to admit designing a report that will blow your director away. It has time series drill downs…

Read More »

Power BI Designer Piraeus Consulting

  For those who have followed my previous posts on the new Power BI application from Microsoft, you’ve probably already created some fantastic-looking visuals to tell the story of your data. If the art of tapping into a variety of…

Read More »

Power BI Design Piraeus Consulting 2

In previous posts, I’ve detailed how to import, configure, and visualize your data sets in the new Power BI Designer desktop app. But what happens after you’ve done the hard work, and you’re ready to share your impressive new report…

Read More »

Power BI Designer Piraeus Consulting

Rock the Mash Pit in Power BI Designer In a previous post (Power BI Get Data: The Mix-Up before the Mash-Up), I reviewed the options available from a vast number of data sources and ways to tailor those data sets prior…

Read More »

Power BI Data Piraeus Consulting

If you’ve explored Microsoft’s new Power BI Designer, you’ve notice one intriguing feature: the number of sources used to pull data. With the source count growing continuously with every weekly update (it’s now up to 42), this array of options…

Read More »

How to query TFS within a SSIS package

Data warehouses; the backbone of BI and Marketing Analysis. I recall one client who requested a small data warehouse for internal BI purposes.  They wanted to include Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) data as part of the warehouse.  I needed…

Read More »

Reflections on Edward Tufte

Edward Tufte

A few weeks ago, multiple members of Piraeus attended a one day course put on by Edward Tufte in Seattle. Expectations, and skepticism, amongst the group varied between “Who is that?” to “Tufte is a visualization legend!” He did invent…

Read More »

Is Power View for You?

Oppy Power View Dashboard

If you haven’t used Power View before, it is a tool built with the end-user in mind. It provides interactive data exploration, visualization, and presentation experiences. Using data in PowerPivot workbooks or BI Semantic Models deployed to Analysis Services, reports…

Read More »

FeatureImage_QandAphrasings

Of all the impressive features boasted by Microsoft Power BI, the one with the most potential to transform BI as we know it is Power Q&A, which gives users the ability to query data models using natural language. To really unlock…

Read More »

FeatureImage_QandA

You’ve built an elegant data model in PowerPivot, and you want to expose it to your users for natural language querying with Power BI Q&A. Even if your data model is perfectly well designed, there are several things you should…

Read More »

Contact Us Terms & Conditions Sitemap Privacy © 2016 Piraeus Consulting LLC a Beyondsoft Company All Rights Reserved