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Power BI Personal Gateway Explained - One of the many excellent sessions I attend this week at the PASS Business Analytics Conference in San Jose was a session titled “Get Latest Insights by connecting your data using Power BI Content Packs and PBI Gateways”.  The title was interesting but the content presented by Dimah Zaidalkilani and Theresa Palmer-Boroski (both Program Managers […] Read More
PASS Business Analytics Conference 2016 – San Jose CA. - I am writing my blog post this week from San Jose, California USA live from the 2016 PASS Business Analytics Conference.  For the benefit of those of you that are not familiar, PASS is the Professional Association for SQL Server.  Each year PASS holds a Business Analytics Conference – it is the premier conference for […] Read More
Moving From Excel to Power BI–PASS Presentation - I was recently a presenter at the PASS BA Webinar Marathon – Dec ‘15.  This was an online Webinar with a total of 7 separate presentations from various experts across the industry.  My topic was “Moving from Excel to Power BI – A Business Analyst’s Perspective”.   The session was recorded and is available to view […] Read More
Using SharePoint Enterprise with Power Pivot - As regular readers of my blog would know, I attended the PASS Business Analyst Conference in Santa Clara California this year (April 2015).  Here is the link for next year if you are interested.  While I was there, I had the pleasure of presenting on one of my favourite topics – how to use SharePoint […] Read More
Solved: Power Query Issues with Power Pivot – Exception from HRESULT: 0x80020009 - level: Intermediate I have written a couple of posts here and here about the problems and dangers of using Power Query with Power Pivot.  Well I am very pleased to say that I now fully understand the problem, how it is caused and how it can be avoided. Edit: Nov ’15.  Microsoft has released a […] Read More
PASS BA Conference Day 2 Wrap - Seriously, this has been the best 3 days of my life. Well except for my wedding day of course (sorry honey). There were many great sessions at the PASS BA Conference – about half of them I attended I would classify as “invaluable”. And there were many other sessions I couldn’t attend due to timing […] Read More
Day 1 Wrap PASS BA Conference - It is late on day 1 of the PASS BA Conference – quite late actually.  I really enjoyed the first day and wanted to share some of the highlights with those that couldn’t make it. Keynote Speaker: Carlo Ratti. This man is living the dream!  Carlo is an MIT Professor working in the Senseble City […] Read More
Chandoo is indeed Awesome - Well it is the end of day 0 – the pre-conference sessions – prior to the commencement of the actual PASS Business Analytics Conference here in Santa Clara tomorrow.  It was hard to pick which of the 4 pre-con sessions to attend but I ended up choosing Chandoo’s session titled Building Awesome, Interactive & Advanced […] Read More
Do you know the way to… the PASS BA Conference? - I am sitting here in San Jose (Santa Clara actually) ready to attend the PASS Business Analyst Conference.  It was hard to get those lyrics out of my head when I was flying to San Jose, but I am sure I will have a clear head once the action begins (I guess that shows my age […] Read More
I’m Speaking at the PASS BA Conference - I’m really excited to be speaking at this year’s PASS Business Analyst Conference in San Jose California.  I will be sharing what I have learnt in my time working as BI Director at The Coca-Cola Company about how to share Power Pivot (and other Excel) Workbooks with people that simply want to consume the data. Part […] Read More