Jason Cockington, Author at Excelerator BI

Jason Cockington

Jason Cockington holds an MCSA in BI Reporting and is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and consultant at Excelerator BI Pty Ltd. Jason has been training Power BI users since January 2020 and has 15+ years experience in using data to deliver strategic business value in an applied scientific research setting. Jason is passionate about sharing his knowledge and how Power BI can change lives. For more content by Jason, check out his blog at  DownunderDAX.com

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence – 2024 Update

Updated June 2024 We update this blog article regularly to keep track of how Microsoft is progressing on its strategic journey in building a world class BI platform.  Gartner released the 2024 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms in June.  As expected (by us at least), Microsoft is […]

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Directquery Connection

Data Modelling for DirectQuery

In my last article I introduced the three different connectivity modes that are available for Power BI to fetch data from a source, with a specific focus on when and where to use DirectQuery connections.  In this article I am going to go deeper and introduce the modelling aspects of a DirectQuery […]

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Connection Mode

Import vs DirectQuery in Power BI

Over the last few months, I have received a number of very similar questions at either one of our Live Training courses or from a student attending one of our Ask Anything Power BI Q&A sessions.  These questions all revolved around DirectQuery and were often specifically about performance issues or […]

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Zf Facility

From Marine Biologist to Power BI Pro

Matt here:  If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may remember that late in 2019 I advertised for a full time trainer to join my company.  I have been in business for almost 6 years now and the demand for my training and consulting services has never […]

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