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Power BI Custom Visuals - Horizontal Funnel

Posted Dec 29, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Horizontal Funnel Power BI Custom Visual.  The Horizontal Funnel functions somewhat similar to the traditional funnel, but it allows you to display a secondary measure and has a few more customizations than you would normally get. You’ll find that the Horizontal Funnel is great for displaying a flow of data.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Linear Gauge

Posted Dec 22, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Linear Gauge Power BI Custom Visual.  The Linear Gauge is best used to visualize a KPI. It gives you the ability to compare an actual vs. target, as well as showing up to two trend lines.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Dial Gauge

Posted Dec 15, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Dial Gauge Power BI Custom Visual.  While the usefulness of gauges on a dashboard is often debated, this module will show you how to configure one using Power BI. The Dial Gauge is often used to show KPIs.

This Week In Data - Why You Need a Data Warehouse

Posted Dec 14, 2016 by Pragmatic Works

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week's episode, we discuss the importance of having a data warehouse.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Sankey

Posted Dec 08, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Sankey Power BI Custom Visual.  The Sankey is a type of diagram that visualizes the flow of data between a source and destination.

This Week In Data - Why People Are Running to SQL Server

Posted Dec 07, 2016 by Pragmatic Works

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! If you missed our previous episodes, you can watch them here. In this week's episode, we discuss why companies are deciding to move to SQL Server.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Synoptic Panel

Posted Dec 01, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Synoptic Panel Power BI Custom Visual.  The Synoptic Panel is one of the more impressive visuals available. This visual allows you to take an image and plot data on different regions that you define.

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