Episode 2 – Select * from Stack

Recorded February 25, 2016

After the monthly News Update, Tips & Tricks, and What’s New in Power BI, John & Jason explain the Microsoft BI stack & it’s related technologies. They roll up their sleeves to dive into where each product can\should\will be best utilized in the business world of today.

Notes
Gartner names Microsoft Leader in BI

March 14 for SP Server 2016

Tips and Tricks

Data Generator tool

Use the right account with Enterprise Gateway 

Survey Tool with Power BI

What’s New In Power BI

Anonymous publishing of Power BI Content – Live Shark demo
Power BI Publisher for Microsoft Excel
Enterprise Gateway

Episode 1 – Select * From Hosts

Recorded January 28, 2016

In this first episode of BIFocal, John & Jason kick off by introducing themselves, the topics, and the show format. During the course of the hour they will cover some fun BI Basics and give their perspective on what we might be able to expect in the Microsoft BI ecosystem over the next year.

Notes:

Power BI Universal app for Windows 10 is now generally available

Power BI can now export data

Show includes a demo of how to connect to files in SharePoint Online

New guidance for SharePoint 2016 – https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/mt674774%28SQL.130%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

Sankey Bar Chart

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2016/01/21/visual-awesomeness-unlocked-sankey-bar-chart.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+msdn%2FVbhA+%28MSDN+Blogs%29

SharePoint 2016 Release Candidate now available, but there’s still no Office Online Server release candidate, which makes testing BI stuff pretty difficult