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Power BI Custom Visuals - Time Brush

Posted Apr 27, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Time Brush Power BI Custom Visual. The Time Brush gives you the ability to both filter your report and see a graphics representation of your data at the same time. The name Time Brush comes from the behavior used when you select the values you'd like to filter.

Successful Enterprise BI Migration

Posted Apr 26, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Would you like to explore the opportunities that Enterprise BI Migration might mean for your business? Does your business plan involve migration, but you’re not sure how to do it successfully? If platform migration is an initiative for your business, Pragmatic Works has everything you need to be successful. Pragmatic Works has an exceptional reputation in BI and analytics and has helped many of our over 7,000 customers make a successful move.

Advanced DAX

Posted Apr 25, 2017 by Mitchell Pearson

The DAX language was designed specifically so that users could quickly learn the basics and immediately improve the analytical capabilities of their data models. But then what? The DAX language can be difficult to understand once you've mastered the basics and move on to more complex calculations. In last week's webinar, our Business Intelligence Consultant Mitchell Pearson discussed the building blocks necessary for building more complex calculations in DAX.

Power BI and Data Security - Sharing Data

Posted Apr 21, 2017 by Steve Hughes

As more enterprises adopt Power BI into their BI environment, questions still remain about data security. In his last webinar, our Business Intelligence Architect Steve Hughes discussed data security and compliance within the Power BI platform including data classification, privacy levels and other settings that help manage security.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Line Dot Chart

Posted Apr 20, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module you will learn how to use the Line Dot Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Line Dot Chart gives you the ability to make a more engaging line chart that can be animated across time.

How to Implement Successful BI Solutions

Posted Apr 19, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Maybe you’re in the process of creating a BI, data warehouse or data platform solution for your business. Or maybe you’ve hit a roadblock or are halfway there, but need help with implementation.

Questions About Our New Course - Data Modeling

Posted Apr 17, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Pragmatic Works new course, Data Modeling, is designed for individuals who are in the process of designing new databases, particularly transactional databases and data warehouse systems. This course is taught by one of our experts on data modeling, Mitchell Pearson. Here, Mitchell answers a few questions about the course:

Power BI and Data Security - Compliance and Encryption

Posted Apr 14, 2017 by Steve Hughes

As Power BI becomes more prevalent in data analytics and visualization within the enterprise, data security becomes a significant concern. Companies who have made the leap to cloud technologies such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Salesforce and Microsoft Office 365 should have an understanding of the data compliance and security capabilities of those solutions. 

Using REST Source to Get Data from Google Analytics

Posted Apr 14, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

We get it, you’ve got tons of data in external sources, such as Google Analytics, and it’s time consuming to dig through to get the data you need to make decisions for your business. Wouldn’t it be great to have the information you need gathered for you in one place?

Power BI Custom Visuals - Table Sorter

Posted Apr 13, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module you will learn how to use the Table Sorter Power BI Custom Visual.  The Table Sorter allows you to rapidly re-sort and rank values within a table.

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