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Power BI and Data Security - On-Premises Data Gateway

Posted Apr 28, 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.

Expanding on his widespread knowledge of the topic, Steve has written a series of blog posts to answer specific questions about the service. His series will cover the following topics: privacy levels, data classification, sharing data, as well as compliance and encryption.

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 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. 

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.

SSAS Multidimensional or SSAS Tabular?

Posted Mar 22, 2017 by Alan Faulkner

Determining whether multidimensional or tabular is the optimal solution for your organization is a key step when working with SQL Server Analysis Services 2012/2014/2016. During last week’s free webinar, our Senior Consultant Alan Faulkner introduced the common pitfalls with each solution and how to avoid them. He also highlighted new features of SQL Server Analysis Services 2016 and how they play a role in deciding the best solution to use.

Power BI, SSRS 2016 or Both? Questions Answered!

Posted Nov 08, 2016 by Pragmatic Works

Hi everyone! We recently hosted a free webinar on whether you should use Power BI, SSRS 2016 or both. It was a great session with nearly 1,000 attendees! Because of the large number of attendees, there were many questions that we did not get to during the session. Below are all the questions that were asked during the session:

Microsoft is Taking Over July Free Training!

Posted Jun 29, 2016 by Liz Hamilton

We are really excited about our July webinar lineup. Several of the awesome folks at Microsoft have signed up to host some amazing sessions, you might even recognize some of the names as being past Pragmatic Works employees. The topics in July cover SQL Server 2016, Power BI and Azure. So if you ever wanted some behind the scenes information on these topics, check out our July webinars!

All About SQL Server 2016!

Posted May 31, 2016 by Liz Hamilton

Here at Pragmatic Works, we've been looking forward to the release of SQL Server 2016. To show you all the new features we're excited about, we've dedicated an entire month of free training to SQL Server 2016. These session are being hosted by industry experts and Microsoft MVPs. They've spent time working with previews of SQL Server 2016 and are excited to show you what they've discovered.

Pragmatic Works Supports Women in Tech

Posted Mar 01, 2016 by Ashley Dains

It’s no secret that it’s a critical time for women in the tech space. In 2015, women still only make up just over a quarter (26.5%) of tech jobs in the U.S. While industry wide the numbers are, shall we say, disappointing…according to a new report from SmartAsset, there are cities that are showing positive trends of narrowing the gender gap. In fact, our home city of Jacksonville, FL was listed as a city where the gender gap is shrinking with 30.3% of tech jobs in our area are filled by women. How does your city rank?


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