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Power Map April update- signs Microsoft are listening Many people have been confused and disappointed with Microsoft’s recent BI strategy, or at least regarding licensing and availability of the various parts of Power BI. It started with PowerPivot (now Power … Continue reading

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Telling stories with data

Microsoft came a long way when they created Power View- one of the things I thought was most useful about it was its ability to help tell a story with data. Not only could you take people through your insights … Continue reading

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IPL a Microsoft Gold BI partner

I’m pleased to announce that IPL has become a Gold partner in the BI competency. This has involved a lot of hard work from my team and reflects our continuing commitment to the MS BI platform as a leader in … Continue reading

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Power View in Excel 2013 and SharePoint 2013

Yesterday I blogged about the new BI features that will be in Excel 2013- one of them being Power View. He’s some more detail, particularly about what’s coming in Power View in the next version. link It looks like you’ll … Continue reading

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Excel 2013: Improved BI a good thing?

Microsoft look to be getting pretty serious about using Excel as a self-service BI tool, with the promised features in Excel 2013 advertised here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/bi/Products/OfficePreview.aspx PowerPivot is going to be incorporated into Excel itself (rather than being an add-in), and … Continue reading

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Data Governance and SQL Server 2012 webinar available to stream

Are you interested in Data Governanance, and how some of the features of SQL Server 2012 can help with Information Management concerns as well as provide great BI? Then check out the streaming video of IPL’s recent webinar (featuring yours … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012: Treating information as a corporate asset

April has seen the launch of SQL Server 2012, the latest version of the powerful RDBMS. It has many new features that enhance performance, TCO, manageability and availability. However, SQL Server 2012, along with SharePoint 2010, also provides another step … Continue reading

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