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Harmonising Report Types with Microsoft Power BI and Reporting Services

Microsoft intends to standardise reporting content types across Microsoft on-premises, cloud and hybrid systems. Microsoft’s reporting path forward focuses on four report types and Performance Point provides a fifth, the cousin that everyone forgot about: Interactive Reports with Power BI Paginated Reports with Reporting Services Visual Studio or Report Builder […]

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Google Data Studio – Orange or Lemon ?

Google’s new Data Studio is in Beta, and available to U.S.A. customers only.   Data Studio forms part of a suite of products bundled under Google Analytics 360 designed to better understand where your Marketing spend is at, either winning or spinning.   In Analytics 360 for example you can […]

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Find Mt Canobolas in Power BI Shape Maps

Mount Canobolas, as pictured bottom of page, is the highest point in New South Wales west of the Great Dividing Range, and within stones throw of one of our good customers, Western New South Wales Health District, Orange offices.  The top of the mountain is now dominated by numerous towers […]

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Is OneDrive a Ripoff ?

Recently I received an email from Microsoft – “Your OneDrive is Full… You’ve run out of space on OneDrive and can no longer add new files or add to existing files.  Your OneDrive files will also no longer stay in sync on your computers”.  Lower your shields and surrender your […]

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Free Microsoft 4 Oracle

When talking to our customers who have Oracle databases, tell them that Microsoft offers the deal of a lifetime…. free Microsoft licensing and rapid migration tools to allow customers to break free from expensive Oracle lock-in. Considering it is about $28,000 per 2 core license pack for SQL Server Enterprise, it’s a pretty […]

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BICG embrace Data Vault

Last year I had the opportunity to meet Dan Linstedt, the godfather of Data Vault. Along with Ralph Kimball and Bill Inmon, these 3 innovators represent the father, son and holy spirit of organizing data in the Enterprise. BICG have their very own Certified Data Vault 2.0 Practitioner, and are currently […]

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