Running Power BI on a Perceptive Pixel (PPI) Display

Hi folks – thanks for reading once again.    So I’m here at a marketing event today – working the booth.  This time, I have the pleasure of working with a Perceptive Pixel display in my booth.  And Power BI looks pretty darn cool on the PPI device.   No special installation instructions or user training…

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A new release of Power Map for Excel!

Hi, folks, and thanks for checking things out here. Microsoft quietly released a new version of Power Map for Excel.  It’s still in Preview mode, but there were some notable performance and stability changes.  You may also notice some net new functions in the ribbon for Power Map (e.g. 2D Charting options). If your copy…

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SAP Netweaver Gateway – Another Strategy for Microsoft BI + SAP Interoperability?

Hi folks – thanks as always for reading my blog.   If you are reading this article, I hope you have had a chance to read my first post on the topic.  If you haven’t, you can access it here.  It covers Microsoft’s white paper on SAP/Microsoft BI interoperability – plus some of my color…

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Clearing up some confusion around the Power BI "Release"

Hey folks.  Thanks again for checking out my blog.   Yesterday (8/12/2013), Power BI received some attention from the press.  Here’s one of the articles that I had seen talking about the “release” of Power BI: http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-releases-power-bi-office-365-for-windows-8rt   Some of us inside Microsoft had to address all sorts of questions around this one.  For the…

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SAP and Microsoft BI Interop White Paper (Plus Some Color Commentary)

Last week (week of July 22 2013), Microsoft held its TechReady conference for internal employees.  I didn’t get to go this time around, but I was able to audit the classes remotely (a very cool experience). One of the sessions was focused on wiring up Microsoft BI to SAP – an ever-interesting topic.  During the…

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