Archive | September, 2011

From Excel to the Cloud

I found this blog post off the Microsoft Research site.  Sounds very interesting and I look forward to following the efforts of using cloud services to process and provide insights using Excel.  As we ALL know, the world of business runs on Excel so the more we can leverage it, the better. On June 15, […]

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BI Book – SQL Server MVP Deep Dives – Volume 2

Dear friends, I’m not writing for too much time… almost 2 months! Although we are on summer (usually time for vacations) I was working almost day and night! Yes… it’s true! Too many challenges and few much time to vacations or to write here some posts) One of the challenge was being a co-author of […]

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How to Build a VSTO-Based PowerPivot Workbook

One of my team members forwarded me this article on building VSTO-Based PowerPivot workbooks.  The article is based on the work we did for our PowerPivot App for Twitter in Excel and it is written very well.  Worth the read if you are interested in implementations. “Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) is an […]

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Are we prisoners of our own information potential?

When a baby is born all possibilities are there, as the baby matures and grows a series of decisions start limiting how the child, teenager, adult will interact with and perceive the world. If all the babies are born the same way, how is it that some become greater leaders while others struggle to get […]

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Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms

This was covered earlier this year, but is being provided again at the request of a Dashboard Spy reader looking for this again. It’s the most recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms report. Here is the link to the reprint from Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms Here is the famous Magic […]

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Thinking Statistical Bias

Two Septembers ago, families of students at our suburban Chicago high school received an email from the principal detailing school performance over the previous 12 months. His note chronicled the considerable accomplishments of individual students, student organizations and school athletics. He also made special mention of the school’s large number of new semi-finalists from the […]

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