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

Power BI Custom Visuals - Bubble

Posted Sep 15, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Bubble chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Bubble chart allows you to show the value of categories proportionally represented by the size of the bubble.

This Week In Data - What is Slack?

Posted Sep 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're discussing how Slack can improve your company's internal communication.

Task Factory Transforms SSIS to a True Data Warehouse Solution for the University of Calgary

Posted Sep 13, 2016 by Ryan Dowd

Over the years, our customers have come to know Pragmatic Works as true experts in developing uniquely powerful ETL solutions through Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). Our industry experts have worked in countless customer environments, each with their own challenging data integration needs. Our consultants, who are NOT shy :), often tell us about their experiences and their long wish lists: "If only I could validate that a text file contained the expected information in the expected format before it completes" or "Man, I wish there was a way to conditionally update or insert data faster than I can today."

Getting to Know Azure Offerings

Posted Sep 13, 2016 by Delora Bradish

As Azure offerings mature and Azure becomes less bleeding edge and more cutting edge, many of us are getting ready to entertain the idea of jumping on the Azure wagon.  However, when I first started to wrap my head around Azure offerings, I needed to learn a few basics.  Is anyone out there with me?  For example:

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.

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