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Posts Tagged ‘PowerPivot’

Strategic Prototyping: Power BI Desktop vs Power Pivot

Perhaps one of the most important lessons I’ve learned over the years is that there’s no right-way / one-size-fits-all approach to implementing an Analysis Services solution. All have their pros and cons and being successful is more about leveraging the approach that best fits the client organization. That said, one […]

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PowerPivot Refresh Options In Sharepoint 2010

During the last half of 2012, I had the opportunity to demo a few of the Microsoft self-service BI tools to a number of audiences.  Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we weren’t able to cover PowerPivot in as much depth as it deserves.  But, because of it’s sheer awesomeness and […]

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AdventureWorks, User Adoption, and Self-Service BI Projects

User adoption is critical to the overall success of any IT project…but that goes double for self-service BI projects because at the end of the project the users will be expected to actually use the tools to generate their own BI (reports, dashboards, scorecards, analysis) and facilitate fact-based decision making […]

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