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Microsoft Power BI Governance Webinar

Posted by Ryan Alan on Aug, 28, 2019 03:08

Join the Webinar Thursday | September 12, 2019, 1:00 PM EST Learn how to implement governance around Power BI to ensure scalability, security & long-term success Organizations today are experiencing missteps when implementing Power BI due to the lack of planning and rolling out a strategic governance strategy around their implementation. When businesses fail to […]

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Topics: Power BI

Three things to do before building your reports in Power BI

Posted by Ryan Alan on Aug, 13, 2019 02:08

Overview You have started learning Power BI, the service is set up, and you have your first request to build a dashboard.  As tempting as it may be just to load a data source and start building your first report, it is essential that you take a moment and do the following three things first.  […]

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Power BI Index Strategies

Posted by Ryan Alan on Aug, 13, 2019 11:08

Power BI is an amazing tool and is being used more and more by small and medium-sized businesses, but something that arises regularly, is the eventual sluggishness of both Power BI, as well as the databases it is connected too.  While this can be caused by many factors, I would like to go over the […]

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Topics: Power BI

Power BI Book Signing Event: June 10th at 4:45PM

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 24, 2019 04:05

Errin O’Connor Book Signing at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit on June 10th at 4:45pm

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What is an Office 365 Group

Posted by Roger Padgett on Apr, 24, 2019 02:04

Whether you’re new to Office 365 or you’re not quite certain of how to use Groups or their related benefits, you’re not alone. This question has been asked by a lot of stakeholders within companies who are either migrating their on-premise environment to Office 365 or settings up a new Office 365 tenant all together. […]

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Topics: Office 365 Security

How to Setup Workspaces, Share Content and Publish Apps in Power BI

Posted by Sas Chatterjee on Apr, 24, 2019 01:04

In Power BI, one can easily create Workspaces to allow specific groups of people to access and edit Power BI reports and dashboards created with these spaces. The Workspaces and Apps are situated in the cloud version of Power BI called Service. After setting these reports, these workspaces can be published as an application for […]

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Microsoft Teams Change Management & User Adoption

Posted by Aaron Kaiser on Apr, 04, 2019 10:04

How to boost your MS Teams Adoption   Change Management Strategy Before you introduce the full power of MS Teams to your users it’s important to implement a focused change management strategy for training users on the new business processes that increase efficiency and reduce risk. Having a thorough Change Management Strategy in place will […]

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Microsoft Teams and Whiteboard

Posted by Roger Padgett on Apr, 02, 2019 03:04

Microsoft Teams Updates: The Latest   Microsoft has been doing an excellent job updating their MS Teams application with additional functionality. Recently, they’ve integrated another one of their Office 365 applications called Whiteboard. Whiteboard What is Whiteboard, you might be asking. Whiteboard is a neat application that functions as a free-form digital canvas. Think of […]

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Topics: Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Upgrade

Power BI Governance Practices and Strategies

Posted by Aaron Kaiser on Apr, 01, 2019 03:04

Power BI Governance: A Quick Background Governance is the business practice that defines and manages strategies for people, processes and technologies to ensure that valuable data assets are formally protected and managed throughout your business. Your IT team leverages governance and change management strategies with updates to the data sources and target systems and implements new […]

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Business Intelligence Features in Excel

Posted by Aaron Kaiser on Mar, 27, 2019 05:03

Leveraging Power BI to get the most from Microsoft Excel Microsoft’s new BI tool “Power BI” can seamlessly integrate with a plethora of Business Intelligence features from Microsoft Excel, including: Power Query Power View PowerPivot Power Map All these features can be a little confusing as there are so many options to choose from it […]

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Topics: Business Intelligence (BI), Power BI, PowerPivot

Power BI vs Tableau

Posted by Joshua Ates on Mar, 27, 2019 03:03

Which of these powerful tools is going to be best for your business? This question has been on the minds of many CIOs and Senior IT leaders for many years now. Unfortunately there is no clear winner in this debate, as both are great tools to gain additional knowledge on your data. However, it is […]

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Topics: Business Intelligence (BI), Power BI, Uncategorized

Office 365 Governance Best Practices

Posted by Roger Padgett on Mar, 26, 2019 04:03

What is Office 365 Governance? When applying Office 365 as a solution or even when using applications outside of Microsoft, the word Governance comes up a lot. What exactly is it and why is it important for our implementation? According to Microsoft, Governance is “The set of policies, roles, responsibilities, and processes that control how […]

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Configuring Row Level Security (RLS) in Power BI Desktops

Posted by Sas Chatterjee on Mar, 10, 2019 03:03

Implementing a Business Intelligence (BI) platform is absolutely critical to any organization, as it offers data visualizations in real time to provide actionable metrics needed to improve decisions making. In all of these BI processes, Business Intelligence-related security is absolutely key and it’s a critical conversation that is happening in organizations throughout the globe. EPC […]

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Topics: Power BI, Row Level Security, Security Policies

Microsoft Teams vs. Slack

Posted by Roger Padgett on Mar, 07, 2019 12:03

With the capacity to connect thousands of users and over 800 third-party applications, Slack has been the leading communication tool for users and their file sources. Microsoft decided to join that market when it released a new communications platform called Microsoft Teams, which has become the big contender for this type of enterprise solution. MS […]

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Topics: Microsoft Teams

The Importance of Cybersecurity in 2018 – Infographic

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Apr, 12, 2018 05:04

The Importance of Cybersecurity in 2018 – Infographic Infographic transcription: Cybersecurity is becoming a big problem for many companies in all industries, as an attack can permanently damage a business or even a person’s life. As the cybersecurity industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, the amount of malware continues to grow each year […]

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“What’s the Password?”: The Surprising Results

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Dec, 11, 2017 08:12

“What’s the Password?”: The Surprising Results   Nowadays, it seems that to be able to function in our modern world it’s essential to have multiple passwords. From logging into social media or a bank account, your work computer or email, to buying products online, passwords are a major part of our daily lives. But how […]

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