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BI Beginner: Using R Visualizations

Posted June 04, 2017

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In Power BI, R, Uncategorized

Last week I showed a simple line plot of a hypothetical college student’s GPA. The plot could have been done using R. Before showing you a visualization that... more »
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[OT] Great American Eclipse of 2017

Posted June 03, 2017

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In eclipse, syzygy, Uncategorized

I’m amazed at how many people aren’t yet aware of the eclipse visible from the middle United States on August 21, 2017. Hotel reservations along the route... more »
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Intel Active Management Technology Vulnerability

Posted June 02, 2017

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In Security

Certain Intel processors have a security vulnerability that you can read about at the Intel site or at the NIST Computer Security Resource Center. Make certain... more »
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BI Beginner: Avoiding Mistakes With Averages

Posted May 28, 2017

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In Power BI, Uncategorized

I have seen mistakes in business reports, academic papers, and training materials when it comes to displaying and calculating averages. At first I created a... more »
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In The Cloud: Azure Cosmos DB

Posted May 22, 2017

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In azure, Cosmos

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s new global scale, distributed database as a service that supersedes Azure Document DB. Cosmos is a technology that enables you... more »
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In The Cloud: Azure Portal and HTML5 Storage Capacity Exceeded

Posted May 21, 2017

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In azure, Uncategorized

While preparing blog posts last week, the following message appeared in my browser window. I was in the Azure portal when the message appeared. It’s not an... more »
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[OT] Never Bet Against Cloud Computing

Posted May 20, 2017

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Today at the Preakness horse racing event, Classic Empire dominated and led the race appearing to be the certain winner with Always Dreaming staying a close... more »
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In The Cloud: Owner Role and Security Administration

Posted May 20, 2017

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In azure, Security

Azure uses Role Based Access Control (RBAC), which is something people generally don’t pay at lot of attention to when initially learning how to use the... more »
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BI Beginner: Stacked Charts in Power BI

Posted May 18, 2017

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In Power BI, Uncategorized

People new to Power BI Desktop have asked me how to create a columnar chart where each column has different colors for different values stacked on top of each... more »
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BI Beginner: Simple X-Y Plot

Posted May 17, 2017

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In Power BI, Uncategorized

When I worked for Microsoft giving presentations on data platform products, it was a common occurrence to have people tell me that they didn’t know how to... more »
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