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Seth Bauer

Seth Bauer

Contributions by Seth Bauer

Turn the Lights On, Plug into Power BI

As a consumer of products, I am a stickler when I purchase items over a certain amount. I want quality, I want a good price, and I want to know that the company will stand behind the product they sell me. I rarely, if ever, have purchased the latest and greatest thing because, unless it offers something so incredible and I just can’t resist, I usually look at last year’s model. It will typically have tested metrics, it has reviews by many users, and if updateable – fixes and updates provided by the manufacturer. And more often than not, it’s much cheaper because a premium is generally charged for the newest features. I have typically dealt with software purchases and adoption using this same approach, and rarely come across something that falls into the “must have” category. So why am I boring you with how I purchase things? I’m doing it to outline the fact that I am not the guy that needs the latest shiny thing or the “jump on the bandwagon” type of individual.

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Power BI Analysis Services Connector Rises to the Top

The Power BI Analysis Services Connector (Tabular) is a feature that I’ve been working with throughout the preview of Power BI ever since it was introduced in early March of 2015. Coming from the SQL...

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Power BI “2.0” General Availability Announced

Microsoft announced today that the general availability release date of Power BI is July 24th, 2015. If you haven’t yet tried out the Power BI “2.0” (In Preview), or have only heard rumblings of thi...

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Power BI - Maps

With the acceleration of Microsoft’s BI initiatives over the last couple years, starting with Power View in SharePoint, releasing add-ins for Excel, creating Power BI sites that can integrate with Sh...

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