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Your source for SQL Server and Business Intelligence expert insight and the latest Pragmatic Works' news.

Successful Data Platform Migration

Posted Apr 12, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Data platform migration can be a big, scary project for organizations, but at Pragmatic Works we have an incredible reputation of success through our years of experience with data platform and BI work.  To make the most of your data migration initiative and make sure it’s successful, there are a few factors you need to focus on.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Network Navigator

Posted Apr 06, 2017 by Devin Knight

 In this module you will learn how to use the Network Navigator Power BI Custom Visual.  The Network Navigator is most useful when you are trying to find links between different attributes in a dataset. It does this by visualizing each attribute as a node and the strength of activity between those nodes can be represented in multiple ways.

Announcing Our New Course - Introduction to DAX!

Posted Apr 06, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

We are excited to announce our new course – Introduction to DAX! Whether you are well versed in building Tabular models or just starting out, learning more about introducing DAX into the equation is for you!

Azure SQL DB - What Happened to SQL Server Agent?

Posted Apr 05, 2017 by Bob Rubocki

SQL Server Agent is not available in Azure SQL DB. So how do we manage tasks for which we currently use SQL Server Agent? During last week's free webinar, our Senior Business Intelligence Consultant Bob Rubocki explained why the absence of SQL Server Agent may not be the end of the world when working with Azure SQL DB.  He also discussed Azure Automation as an alternative for some tasks previously managed with SQL Server Agent.

The Best Method for Adoption in Your BI Reporting and Analytics Projects

Posted Apr 05, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Is adoption in your BI reporting and analytics projects a struggle for you and your team? Adoption can be a struggle for even the best solutions. Oftentimes, the focus becomes more about the solution itself, rather than about the user base that the solution is supporting.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Attribute Slicer

Posted Mar 30, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Attribute Slicer Power BI Custom Visual.  Using the Attribute Slicer allows you to filter your entire report while also being able to visibly see a measure value associated with each attribute.

Digital Transformation - The 3 Priorities of CIOs for 2017

Posted Mar 29, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Digital transformation is, or should be, at the top of every organization’s priority list this year. When it comes to digital transformation, CIOs have 3 main priorities in 2017. Pragmatic Works can help you in all 3 key areas to get your transformation on track, wherever you are in the process.  

Bowl-a-Thon Sabotaged by Bad Data

Posted Mar 28, 2017 by Jeremy Sirois

On Thursday, March 23rd the Pragmatic Works Software Sales Team participated in what was supposed to be a fun and mildly competitive bowling tournament at the local alley here in Salem, NH.

SQL Server 2016 and R Server

Posted Mar 24, 2017 by Ginger Grant

While the language has been around since 1996, the momentum in the trade press about R has been steadily increasing over the last few years.  R is part of the explosion of all things Data Science, which has shown great promise in providing meaning to data through the application of advanced analytics and the ability to visually present data.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Gantt

Posted Mar 23, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module you will learn how to use the Gantt Power BI Custom Visual.  Using the Gantt chart helps to easily visualize project timelines and deliverable completion.


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