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Aug

Power BI enables connectivity to Snowflake

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-enables-connectivity-to-snowflake/         As part of the Power BI Desktop August Update we are very excited to announce a preview of a new data connector for Snowflake. Snowflake is a cloud-native elastic data warehouse service that makes READ MORE

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25

Aug

Present your data in style with the Power BI app for Surface Hub

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/present-your-data-in-style-with-the-power-bi-app-for-surface-hub/         Whether you’re presenting a budget, analyzing inventory, or projecting sales figures, it can be difficult to effectively present your data. How do you tell a story and guide your listener trough the multiple data READ MORE

25

Aug

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/federal-retention-and-graduation-outcomes-disclosure-power-bi-solution/         All post-secondary institutions receiving federal funds are required to meet federal retention and graduation reporting requirements as mandated by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) and outlined in the National Postsecondary Education READ MORE

24

Aug

Power BI Desktop August Feature Summary

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-august-feature-summary/         We’re releasing today the August Power BI Desktop update, which is filled with many new features and improvements! Today we are excited to share several new reporting features, new data connectors, and our new READ MORE

24

Aug

Build your data science skills in Atlanta
Build your data science skills in Atlanta

This post is authored by Amanda Papp, Sr. Recruiter of AI/Machine Learning at Microsoft.

It’s a good time to be a data scientist.

As a senior recruiter in AI and machine learning, I’ve had a front row seat to the skyrocketing demand for skilled machine learning practitioners, big data engineers, and AI specialists over the last several years.

And I can tell you: It’s not just the hot job of the future—it’s a hot job right now. Here at Microsoft, data scientists have become part of our DNA. They’re woven into every team, and that’s not unusual. Organizations are increasingly dependent on data scientists to help them understand customers, challenge assumptions, innovate, and drive business forward.

Now’s the time to grow your expertise.

With so much attention and energy focused on data, innovation is happening quickly. Which means that whether you’ve been doing analysis for years or are just getting started, it’s a key time to stay abreast of the latest breakthroughs and new technologies.

The Microsoft Data Science Summit is designed to help you do it. It will get you hands-on with the latest technologies. You’ll learn about real-world examples and use cases, and you’ll get architectural guidance and

24

Aug

Power BI publisher for Excel – August update

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/august-update-of-power-bi-publisher-for-excel/         With this month’s release of Power BI publisher for Excel, we’ve improved the experience of connecting to Power BI data from Excel, allowing you to connect to data in read-only groups and connect to READ MORE

23

Aug

What Is Your Data Science Super Power?
What Is Your Data Science Super Power?

This post is authored by Wee Hyong Tok, Senior Data Scientist Manager, and Danielle Dean, Senior Data Scientist Lead, at Microsoft. Wee and Danielle are speakers at the upcoming Microsoft Data Science Summit on September 26-27 in Atlanta, GA.

How do businesses and data scientists turn raw data into intelligent action?

Why do some companies drown in volumes of data, while other companies thrive on turning data into golden strategic advantages?

In our customer engagements, interactions with data scientists, and conversations with the data science community, we repeatedly hear these questions and more:

“What is the secret sauce that gets you successful outcomes in your data science projects?”
“What tips and tricks do you use when tackling challenging data sets?”
“Are there techniques that will help me establish a good initial baseline model, that I can then refine?”
“I seem to be doing lots of trial and error when working on my model, in order to get good initial results. How can I do this more efficiently?”

Each day, data scientists tackle some of the most challenging problems in their respective industries. And in each of these data science projects, existing methods such as data exploration, feature engineering, training, evaluating,

22

Aug

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/get-hands-on-with-intelligent-technologies-at-the-microsoft-data-science-summit/         On September 26–27, the Microsoft Data Science Summit will host an interactive event on the disruptive technologies and innovative solutions in big data, advanced analytics, and machine learning.

19

Aug

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/how-two-entrepreneurial-teens-tamed-retail-data-and-helped-make-the-world-a-better-place/         When a business owner first considers incorporating dynamic data-driven analysis into their routine management, the prospect can sometimes seem overwhelming. Technology infrastructure, mobile app development, real-time updates – where do you start first? It’s READ MORE

18

Aug

Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/tech-tip-thursday-3-power-bi-scenarios-to-help-you-understand-azure-active-directory/         This week, Guy in a Cube addresses some of the confusion around Azure Active Directory and how it differs from local Active Directory. He reviews three Power BI scenarios where Azure Active Directory can READ MORE