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Designing Datazen Dashboards

Posted Aug 20, 2015 by Ginger Grant

Datazen is a reporting tool recently acquired by Microsoft that allows dashboard creation and publishing based on many data sources, including Excel. With Microsoft's acquisition comes many questions about the Datazen interface. In this post, Ginger Grant will give you insight on creating Datazen dashboards.

Exploring Excel 2013 for BI: Adding a Slicer

Posted Aug 14, 2015 by Steve Hughes

Welcome back to our blog series Excel at Excel with Steve Hughes! In his previous posts, he's discussed using the Quick Explore, Show Details and Flash Fill features. In this entry, Steve will show you how to add a Slicer feature in Excel.

Three SSAS Dimension Design Best Practices

Posted Aug 07, 2015 by Dustin Ryan

Are you having issues with the performance and usability of your solution’s dimensions? In this blog, Pragmatic Works' Senior Business Intelligence Consultant Dustin Ryan covers three best practices that for improving performance of SSAS dimensions as well as common mistakes in dimension design. Additionally, he's discussing some common mistakes he sees users making with dimension design.

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