Preview of Power BI dashboards is available and book promotion

Couple of things before vacation starts first the Power BI preview has been released. It contains great new functionality such as dashboards and a new mobile client for iPad. Read more about the release at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2014/12/18/new-power-bi-features-available-for-preview.aspx and try it for yourself at http://www.powerbi.com/dashboards Second Packt publishing is offering books including mine called “Getting Started with…


Installing the BI features of SharePoint 2013

Now that SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2012 SP1 have been released I thought about revisiting my post on how to install the BI features of SharePoint 2013. As in the previous post I am installing the bits on a fully updated Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, I have added the Web role as well…

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Installing the BI features of SharePoint 2013 Preview

I have now added a new post on how to install the BI features in the released version of SharePoint 2013 you can find it here http://blogs.msdn.com/b/querysimon/archive/2012/11/26/installing-the-bi-features-of-sharepoint-2013.aspx  Since the release of SharePoint 2013 Preview I have tried to get a working demo environment up and working on my system. I have tried a lot of different…

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Working with map data in Power View in Excel 2013 Preview

  One of the new options that you have in Excel 2013 and Power View is to show data on maps. This is a feature that is awaited for, most data in the BI world contains some sort of geographical information.   This could be sales territories, customer locations or production plants, etc. When I first…

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