Analytics on the go with Power BI

Written by Natalie Afshar With the Power BI app available on phones and tablets, you can quickly seek out answers to the questions you have while on the go. See this video of Broadclyst School in the UK who have been using predictive analytics with Power BI to group students according to specific needs, and…


Anyone can create stories through data with Power BI

Written by Natalie Afshar This blog post is inspired by a workshop on Power BI by Ray Fleming at the Microsoft Learning Partner Summit in January 2018. It’s 2018, and we live in a world saturated with data. Yet it is not enough to simply crunch numbers, process the data and generate reports. The way…


Australia Microsoft Ignite 2017–special pricing for education customers

Over 4 days next February, more than 2,500 Australian Professional Developers and IT Pros converge on the Gold Coast to preview new technology, build industry skills and be inspired by innovation at Australia’s Microsoft Ignite 2017. It’s an event for the techies, and people obsessed with what they can do with technology. And it’s the…

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Power BI Dashboard in A Day

I love Power BI (really, it’s still my favourite service, 18 months after I first fell in love with it). And I am often caught sharing ways that it can be used in education – whether it’s for simple dashboards, or as a decision support tool for meetings, or for a live stream map of…

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Getting started with Power BI–a free e-book from Microsoft Press

If you’re a follower of this blog, or you’ve met me or seen me present in the last year, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of Power BI – the very clever and powerful service that makes Self-Service BI a sudden reality. When I show people Power BI I see their eyes light up, as…

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Analysing NAPLAN is only the beginning of improving learning with data

I recently met up with Mark Stanley, the Managing Director of Sydney-based Literatu, whose NAPLAN Explorer enables teachers to deep dive into analysing NAPLAN assessment data and to identify trends in learning. It’s one thing to make sense of NAPLAN reports, but another journey altogether to improve learning with data. Mark’s a ’Big Data in…

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