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Pragmatic Works Opens Satellite Office in Minneapolis

Posted Oct 24, 2014 by Liz Hamilton

Pragmatic Works, a training, software and consulting company that focuses on data lifecycle optimization, is continuing their locally focused growth in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Many of Pragmatic Works’ over 7000 customers are based on the twin cities region and this team will provide new and expanded options to grow relationships with those clients.

                With a technical team led by Jason Strate, Rowland Gosling and Steve Hughes, the Minnesota office will specialize in data platform, analytics and big data. These industry experts will continue developing the Pragmatic Works presence in the Midwest and expand Pragmatic Works’ relationship with local partners such as Microsoft, Tableau, CDW and Hortonworks.  “The decision to expand with a local presence in Minnesota was an easy one. We have quite a few talented local team members and we are seeing a lot of engagement opportunities in the area,” says Adam Jorgensen, President of Pragmatic Works. “We are excited to increase our local presence and continue to be the go to provider for data warehousing and development needs.”

Optimizing Power BI Q&A with Synonyms & Phrasing Using Cloud Modeling

Posted Oct 02, 2014 by Devin Knight

If you’ve have used or even just seen a demo of Power BI Q&A you’ve likely seen there’s great potential in the feature for even low-tech user. I usually say, “If the user knows how to use a search engine then they can interact with Q&A.” You can read the basics of how Power BI Q&A works from my previous post here.

While having this capability is great it can take some fine tuning to perfect for users interacting with it. Power BI provides you with the ability to now optimize your models for Q&A and it can all be done directly from the Power BI site with what Microsoft is callingCloud Modeling.

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