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

Hack Your Professional Development

Posted Sep 08, 2016 by Adam Jorgensen

Goal.jpgThanks to everyone who registered for my webinar on Tuesday. We covered a lot of great content on growing your data career and I appreciate all your comments and feedback. If you missed the session, you can watch it here but I’d like to provide a quick summary of some important takeaways from the session.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Table Heatmap

Posted Sep 08, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Table Heatmap Power BI Custom Visual. The Table Heatmap has the look and feel of a pivot table or matrix report. However, instead of seeing traditional values in the table, you actually see colors that represent your values instead.

This Week In Data - What is the Internet of Things?

Posted Sep 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're answering the question, "What is the Internet of Things?"

Power BI Custom Visuals - Tornado

Posted Sep 01, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Tornado Power BI Custom Visual. The Tornado allows you to compare two categories of data vertically similar to a bar chart.

This Week In Data - How to Ask for Help

Posted Aug 31, 2016 by Pragmatic Works

Welcome back to another episode of This Week In Data! In our first episode, Adam and Devin debated the value of certifications. In this week's episode, we're discussing the right way to ask for help.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Aster Plot

Posted Aug 31, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Aster Plot Power BI Custom Visual. The Aster Plot is a twist on the standard Pie or Donut Chart. What sets the Aster Plot apart from these visuals is that it has the ability to use a second measure to drive the sweep angle.

Introducing LegiTest Annotations

Posted Aug 25, 2016 by Manuel Quintana

Hello everyone! You may have seen our most recent summer release blog showing off the latest and greatest features for the Pragmatic Works software tools. In that release, we announced that users can now create annotations for their tests in LegiTest. With this new feature, users can create a category or name and include whatever information they would like. This information will then be made visible in LegiTest Server. To get you familiar with how this function works, we've created a short demonstration: 

This Week in Data - The Value of Certifications

Posted Aug 24, 2016 by Pragmatic Works

We know you you've been dying to know, what is TWID?  Drumroll please.... We're excited to announce the launch of This Week In Data!  This Week In Data is a weekly video podcast hosted by Adam Jorgensen and Devin Knight that discusses important news and topics within the data world. The goal of the series is to drive thoughtful conversations that address questions and concerns you may have about data culture. 

Power BI Custom Visuals - Bullet Chart

Posted Aug 23, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Bullet Chart Power BI Custom Visual. The Bullet Chart serves as a replacement for poorly designed dashboard gauges and meters you might be using now. Typical gauges do not show very much information and require a lot of space on a dashboard. The Bullet Chart overcomes these flaws by allowing you to split into multiple categories (show more information) and orient the chart to fit your needs (requires less space).

Developers: Simplify Your Job with BI xPress

Posted Aug 23, 2016 by Pragmatic Works

As a developer, do you often find yourself frustrated with tasks that should be easier to complete? There are many different aspects of the developer role that can be tedious and drawn out. That's why we created BI xPress to simplify your experience when working inside SSDT. Let’s take a look at some common practices in a BI environment and how BI xPress makes those practices easier and smoother to implement.

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