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Refresh This !

Today is April 3, 2014. I hope that if you are reading this on June 4, 2014 you will be able to disregard the following – but for today, and for me, it is true: refreshing the data in a … Continue reading

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Navigating Sharepoint 365 Administration – Creating Power BI Libraries

If you have spent any time watching SharePoint videos on YouTube or elsewhere you may have noticed that there are many that demonstrate the rich feature set of SharePoint and few that actually show you how to get anything done. … Continue reading

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Of Stars and Snowflakes

Pardon me while I work thru some very basic issues of data model design. What I’m dealing with is a basic contradiction. On the one had, Rob Collie suggests that I should keep my columns in my primary data table … Continue reading

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The Struggle

Continuing with my dive into Power BI for Office 365. Overall it has been a very positive experience. and the source of some renewed energy in my career – and that is something. But there are some puzzles that I … Continue reading

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A Basic Data Model

I work in Retail which involves a lot of small transactions.  Importing sales line item detail into my 32 bit system for anything more than about one year of sales just doesn’t work. I’ve gotten around this by modifying my … Continue reading

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Presenting Large Tables in Power View (Can I, not How To)

I am new to Microsoft BI. I’ve been working with Crystal Reports for about 10 years and am ready to expand my horizons with this new technology.  The thing is, my users are accustomed to working with tabular data.  A lot … Continue reading

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