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Analyzing CRM Data with Power BI and OData Feeds

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Many organizations use tools like Microsoft CRM to track their customer activity. Analyzing data in these systems can be a challenge because it can be hard to get the data out. The OData protocol makes it easy to cons...

Displaying multiple metrics on a Power View Map

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Power View maps are a powerful tool in Excel Power BI that allow users to analyze their data visually on a map. Out of the box, Power View maps will only allow you to plot a single metric to determine bubble size...

Using UDF’s with Pig

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User defined functions extend the capabilities of Pig Latin. The PiggyBank is a community supported library of UDF's that contain a variety of commonly needed capabilities. In this video, Chris Campbell shows you how ...

Introduction to Calculations in Power Pivot

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This video is an Introduction to Calculations in Power Pivot. DAX calculations can significantly enhance the information available from a data model, and are an important skill for any Power Pivot data modeler. This v...

Turbocharging Hive #2 of 2 – Comparing Hive MR, Tez, Tez + ORC File

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With the delivery of HortonWorks HDP 2.1, Hive has begun its evolution from a purely MapReduce-based data processing tool to a highly performant SQL query engine. The addition of ORC File storage optimizations and que...

Turbocharging Hive #1 of 2 – Deploying HD Insight 3.1 in Azure

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With the delivery of HortonWorks HDP 2.1, Hive has begun its evolution from a purely MapReduce-based data processing tool to a highly performant SQL query engine. The addition of ORC File storage optimizations and que...

Enhancing web analytics — blending Google Analytics and SQL data with Tableau

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One of the most common scenarios for self-service BI users is to combine data sources. Many companies use Google Analytics to measure how their web sites are used, but site usage is often only part of the story. To fi...

Migrating a SQL Azure DB between database servers

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In this video we'll walk through the process of taking a copy of an Azure SQL Database from one Azure database server and restoring it to a new Azure database server. Restoring a snapshot of a database to a new ser...

Excel CUBEVALUE Functions – Advanced Introduction

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In this Lesson Javier Guillen provides an advanced introduction to using CUBEVALUE functions in Microsoft Excel. If you've never used these uber-useful functions before, this is a must watch. In addition to showing...

Importing SQL Server data to R Studio via ODBC

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In this lesson we'll learn how to use ODBC to import data from SQL Server directly into R Studio.  The lesson shows step-by-step how to create a valid ODBC connection to SQL Server, install and activate RODBC and quer...

Importing Folders with Power Query

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[Transcript Follows] If you’ve ever had to import a folder full of ASCII data files with the same record layout, you know how frustrating it can be to design a smooth process to iterate over the files and import th...

Creating Document Libraries In Power BI

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This video discusses how to create document libraries in Power BI. Document libraries are useful for organizing and/or securing content.

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Using Power Query to import Hadoop HDFS files

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While we may often use SQL queries and Hive to import Hadoop data into Excel and Power Pivot data models, sometimes we may need to directly access data files store in the underlying Hadoop Distributed File System (HDF...

Defining BISM Tabular Model Perspectives

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Power View vs. other BI Tools

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Transcript [00:00:00.00] There was a time with Microsoft BI when the only thing we really had at our disposal was Reporting Services. This was quite some time ago. But when all we had was reporting services we...

Creating a SQL Server Data Warehouse Environment Using Microsoft Azure IaaS

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Hardware environments for a high-performance data warehouse can be challenging and expensive to build. Coupling the Microsoft Fast Track Reference Architecture with Windows Azure gives you the ability to kick the tire...

Calculating over Time in DAX

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Exporting reports from Power View

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Using Excel 2013 Apps for Office to create a Date Dimension

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In this video lesson we'll create a date dimension table using a free "App for Office" within Excel 2013.  Then once created we'll add it to a new PowerPivot data model. If using a previous version of Excel, you ca...

Introduction to BISM 1 of 2

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Synopsis What is a BI Semantic Model?  This lesson covers the basics of what BISM is, where it fits in the BI architecture and what technologies are used to create and deploy BI Semantic Models   Transcript ...

Creating a date dimension table using Excel Formulas

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Analysis of data over date ranges is one of the most common use cases for data analysis.  In this Video Chris Campbell demonstrates an easy method to create a date table in Microsoft Excel.  The resulting table can be...

Power View vs. other BI Tools

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Transcript [00:00:00.00] There was a time with Microsoft BI when the only thing we really had at our disposal was Reporting Services. This was quite some time ago. But when all we had was reporting services we...

Submitting C# MapReduce jobs on Windows Azure HDInsight

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In this lesson we'll take the skills we've learned developing Hadoop MapReduce jobs using C# and Visual Studio, and apply them to the cloud. To run jobs on the Azure HDInsight, first you need to provision a cloud H...

Schema on Write vs. Schema on Read

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Transcript [00:00:00.00] A fundamental difference when comparing Hadoop with traditional SQL Engines that we're used to is "Schema on Write" vs. "Schema on Read". Schema on Write should be pretty familiar t...