BUSINESS INSIGHTS

Power BI, Corporate BI

BI Basics – Technology Serving Business

Power BI, PBIxBG, Demo Day

Power BI Office Hours: SharePoint Files, Lists, & Folders

Power BI, Self-Service BI

Simple Steps to Embed Images in Power BI

Power BI, Self-Service BI

Beyond the Basics: Report Design Considerations for Self-Service Users

Power BI, Self-Service BI

Controlling Conditional Formatting Using DAX

Industry

BlueGranite’s Second Annual Day of Service

Power BI, Self-Service BI

Power BI Showcase: World Energy Production Capacity

Modern Data Platform, Data Management

The Right Tool for the Job: Azure Data Factory V2 vs. Integration Services

Industry, Strategy

Meet our Team: The Microsoft MVPs

Machine Learning & AI, Cognitive Services

Cognitive Services Labs: Experimental Tools to Explore

Cognitive Services, Machine Learning & AI

Cognitive Services Showcase: API Knowledge Tools

Power BI, Self-Service BI

Simple Linear Regression in Power BI

Azure Databricks, Machine Learning & AI

Azure Databricks: Simplifying Big Data and AI

Power BI, Self-Service BI

Power BI Showcase: Online Retail Reviews

Power BI, Corporate BI

BI Basics – the Metamorphic Power of ETL

Power BI, Corporate BI, Industry

Planning a Power BI Enterprise Deployment

Machine Learning & AI, Azure Databricks

Introducing the Databricks Unified Analytics Platform for Genomics

Machine Learning & AI, Cognitive Services

Cognitive Services Showcase: API Language Tools

Industry, Big Data

BlueGranite’s Data & AI Client Success Earns Microsoft’s Highest Accolades

Power BI, Self-Service BI

Power BI Showcase: Employee Retention – Organizational Flight Risk

Industry, Strategy

Meet our Team: Gary Lock

Machine Learning & AI, Cognitive Services

Cognitive Services Showcase: API Speech Tools

Corporate BI, Data Visualization

BI Basics – A Picture is Worth a Thousand Numbers

Modern Data Platform, Data Management

Upgrade Your Data Warehouse for the Final Time

Power BI, Corporate BI

Power BI Report Server DevOps

Machine Learning & AI, Azure Databricks

Recap: Spark+AI Summit 2018

Power BI, Corporate BI

Four Questions to Ask When Planning a Power BI Premium Deployment

Machine Learning & AI, Cognitive Services

Cognitive Services Showcase: API Vision Tools

Self-Service BI, Power BI

Statistics Functions to Utilize in DAX & Power BI

Modern Data Platform

Gen2 Azure SQL Data Warehouse Speeds Big Data Pipeline Build

Machine Learning & AI, Cognitive Services

Cognitive Services Showcase:  API Search Tools

Machine Learning & AI

Microsoft Endorses BlueGranite as a Leading AI Partner

Machine Learning & AI, Azure Databricks

Let Azure do the Heavy Lifting on Your AI Workload

Machine Learning & AI, Azure Databricks

Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Azure Databricks: Now Even Better Together

Machine Learning & AI, Strategy

The Importance of Structure in Analytics – Part 1: Making a Case

Strategy, Machine Learning & AI

AI Advances Accelerate Business

Machine Learning & AI, Azure Databricks

An End-to-End HR Analytics Pipeline with Azure Databricks

Power BI, Modern Data Platform

Azure AD B2B Option Makes Sharing Power BI Reports Externally Even Easier

Self-Service BI, Power BI

Finally! Real Intelligence is Finding its Way into BI

Modern Data Platform, Machine Learning & AI

Custom Activities in Azure Data Factory with Microsoft AI Platform Cognitive Services

Strategy, Industry

Digital Transformation: Empower Your Employees

Machine Learning & AI, Azure Databricks

Why Azure Databricks can be a Game Changer

Corporate BI

Microsoft Flow for Fun and Profit

Machine Learning & AI, Strategy

Improving Predictions of Employee Turnover with Quality Data

Power BI, Corporate BI

Power BI Report Server Hybrid Implementation

Corporate BI, SSRS

Power BI Report Server: Revisited

Power BI, Self-Service BI

Create a Dynamic Title in Power BI

Industry, Strategy

Meet our Team: Jacque Carlson

Data Science, Machine Learning & AI

Recap of rstudio::conf 2018

Power BI, Data Visualization

Improving Screen Reader Accessibility in Power BI Reports

Data Virtualization, Data Management

A Fresh Look at Data Virtualization

Data Management, Modern Data Platform

A Different Way to Process Data: Kappa Architecture

Modern Data Platform, Data Management

Exploring the Lambda Architecture in Azure

Strategy, Industry

Digital Transformation: Engaging Your Customers

Power BI, Self-Service BI

Using Data-driven Images for Navigating Power BI Bookmarks

Industry

Meet our Team: Bret Myers

Industry

Looking Back at 2017

Data Management, Azure Databricks

3 Reasons to Choose Azure Databricks for Data Science and Big Data Workloads

Power BI, Self-Service BI

Self-Service BI and Governance? Consider the English Garden

Corporate BI, Power BI

Position Your Team for Power BI Success with BlueGranite Training

Self-Service BI, Power BI

Four Communication Styles to Understand When Designing Dashboards

Machine Learning & AI, Predictive Analytics

Preventing Failures with Predictive Maintenance: High-Performance Solutions Using the Microsoft Data Platform

Industry

Giving Thanks at BlueGranite

Azure Databricks, Machine Learning & AI

Microsoft Azure & Databricks = Cloud-Scale Spark Power

Strategy, Data Management

BlueGranite Partners with Profisee, a Leader in the MDM Gartner Magic Quadrant

Self-Service BI, Power BI

Create an App-like Experience in Power BI with Bookmarks

Modern Data Platform

Tips for Implementing Dev/Test Environments and DevOps with Azure Data Lake Projects

Industry, Strategy

The 4 Pillars of Digital Transformation

Modern Data Platform, Data Management

Is Azure SQL Data Warehouse a Good Fit?

Data Management

Exploring New Features in SSAS 2017

Data Management

SQL Server 2017: A BI Perspective

Machine Learning & AI

Maximize Your Customer Retention by Predicting Customer Churn

Machine Learning & AI, Data Visualization

4 Key Considerations for Building Interactive R Visuals in Power BI

Industry

New BlueGranite Logo: Embracing Our Passion for Data

Industry, Data Management

MS Ignite: Preview of SSIS in Azure

Corporate BI

Using Dynamic Row-Level Security with Organizational Hierarchies

Machine Learning & AI

Python – SQL Server 2017’s Hidden Swiss Army Tool

Self-Service BI

The Hidden Costs of Self-Service BI Initiatives

Machine Learning & AI

Become the Maestro of your Genomics Workflow with Bioconductor and Microsoft R Server

Corporate BI

Understanding Power BI Security and Data Access

Cloud Analytics

Why Companies are Failing to Utilize the Cloud for Analytics

Data Management

The Importance of Consensus When Building a Data Warehouse

Corporate BI

Introducing Power BI Report Server

Corporate BI

From Alerts to Actions: Power BI Alerts and Microsoft Flow

Self-Service BI, Power BI

Self-Service BI: Improving Data Quality using Power BI, Flow & PowerApps

Data Management

Four Tips for Using Azure Data Factory to Load Your Data to Azure Data Lake Store

Industry

BlueGranite’s First Annual Day of Service

Machine Learning & AI

Now Presenting: Fun with Functions (String_Split)

Machine Learning & AI, Data Science

Publishing Predictive Web Services with Microsoft R Server

Strategy, Industry

What happens when an organization adopts a BI-centric mentality?

Self-Service BI, Power BI

Understanding the Differences Between Calculated Columns & Measures in Power BI

Cloud Analytics, Modern Data Platform

Creating a Modern Data Platform in the Azure Government Cloud with SQL 2016 & Power BI Report Server

Corporate BI

Introducing Power BI Premium: Is it Right for your Business?

Machine Learning & AI

Tour the Cortana Intelligence Suite

Corporate BI

What are Power BI Apps?

Corporate BI

3 More Power BI Features You Might Not be Using

Industry

Meet our Team: Jon Trapane

Cloud Analytics

Top 5 Reasons You Should be Moving Your Business Intelligence Solution to the Cloud

Machine Learning & AI

Using Hadoop Data in R for Distributed Machine Learning: The Basics

Corporate BI

5 New Power BI Features that will Accelerate Self-Service BI Adoption

Machine Learning & AI

Azure Data Lake Analytics Holds a Unique Spot in the Modern Data Architecture

Industry, Strategy

Meet our Team: Jim Bennett

Machine Learning & AI, Corporate BI

Data Visualization for Bioinformatics with R in Power BI

Cloud Analytics

Using Real-Time Data Insights & Monitoring

Corporate BI

3 Helpful Power BI Features You Might Not be Using

Corporate BI

Tracking Adoption via Power BI Audit Logs

Machine Learning & AI

Webinar Recap: Distributed Computing & R Server

Industry, Machine Learning & AI

Analytics Industry Trends Update

Corporate BI

Embedding Power BI Reports into Your Applications

Self-Service BI, Power BI

5 Useful Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) Functions for Beginners

Machine Learning & AI

SAS Enterprise Guide vs. Microsoft Azure Machine Learning

Strategy, Data Management

Ask the Experts: Data Lakes & Data Warehouses Webinar Wrap Up

Corporate BI

Microsoft BI is a Gartner Leader for 10 Years in a Row

Data Lake, Data Management

Achieve Data Lake Results by Thinking Cloud First

Data Lake, Data Management

Ensure a Successful Data Lake Implementation through Organization

Strategy, Industry

5 Helpful Posts You Might Have Missed

R, Machine Learning & AI

ImpoRting and ExpoRting: Getting Data Into and Out of R

Industry, Strategy

In Case You Missed it - rstudio::conf

Machine Learning & AI

Getting Started with Data and Analytics in the Cloud

Corporate BI

The Role of Prototyping in Power BI Adoption

Demo Day, Corporate BI

Demo Day: Deriving Dimensions in Power Query

Machine Learning & AI

Azure Data Factory and the Cortana Intelligence Suite

Data Lake, Data Management

Data Lakes: A Mess of Data, A Mess of Insight

Corporate BI, Power BI

Pro vs. Free Power BI Licenses

R, Data Visualization

3 Reasons to Consider Microsoft’s R Tools for Visual Studio

Industry

Year-End Highlights & Thanks

Data Management

5 Important Steps When Migrating to your Scaled-Out Data Warehouse

Data Management, R

Microsoft R Services: Integrating with API Through T-SQL

Machine Learning & AI

The Importance of Having a Cloud Analytics Strategy

Machine Learning & AI

Azure IoT Hub and Streaming Analytics Services

Data Management

Options to Scale Your SQL Server Data Warehouse

Machine Learning & AI

Using Real-Time Analytics for Quick Decisions

Corporate BI

Effectively Planning a Power BI Rollout

Industry, Strategy

There’s a lot to be thankful for in the Analytics Industry

Data Visualization

The Science Behind Data Visualization

Modern Data Platform

SSIS vs Azure Data Factory Performance

Healthcare Analytics, Machine Learning & AI

Hot Topics in Healthcare Analytics

Demo Day, Data Management, Corporate BI

Demo Day: Document Your Tabular Model with Excel or Power BI

Modern Data Platform

How to Migrate Data to Microsoft Azure SQL DB or SQL DW

Strategy

Transform Your Sales Pipeline with Data and Analytics

Machine Learning & AI

Getting More From Your Data Science Teams; Organization and Process Considerations

Text Analytics, Machine Learning & AI

3 Simple Solutions to Bring Structure to your Text Data

Data Visualization, Corporate BI

Power BI with ArcGIS Maps Closes a Critical Gap

Modern Data Platform

5 Critical Differences: Cloudera Impala vs. Hortonworks HDB

Data Lake, Data Management

Advantages of the Analytics Sandbox for Data Lakes

Strategy

The Successful BI Practitioner’s Toolkit – Part II: The Supporting Cast

Master Data Management, Data Management

Evaluating SQL Server 2016 Master Data Services for Enterprise MDM

Strategy

The Successful BI Practitioner’s Toolkit – Part I: The Hammers

Text Analytics, Machine Learning & AI

Microsoft Azure’s Comprehensive Text Analytics Approach Creates Customer Clarity

HDInsight, Modern Data Platform, Corporate BI

Deploy Cloud Analytics Solutions with Power BI and Azure

BIML, Data Management

A Patterns Based Approach for Solving your Data Integration Challenges

HDInsight, Modern Data Platform

How to Choose the Right Azure HDInsight Cluster

Machine Learning & AI, R

Supply Chain Insights with Advanced Analytics: Fuzzy Clustering

HDInsight, Strategy

A Fresh Look at Microsoft Azure HDInsight

BIML, Data Management

Good Data Integration Design Patterns Are Good for Business

Demo Day, R, Corporate BI

Visualizing Your Data Made Easy with Power BI and R

Data Management

Improving Efficiency and Quality of SSIS Development with Biml

Data Visualization

Data Visualization: Remove Chart Clutter and Focus on the Insights

Data Visualization

Design Principles: Dashboard Layout is Crucial

Data Visualization

Do Your Charts Need a Makeover?

Data Visualization

Dashboard Design – Why a Smaller Canvas is Better

Machine Learning & AI

Predictive Analytics Eases Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance

Corporate BI

New Microsoft Power BI Governance and Deployment Whitepaper

Healthcare Analytics, Data Visualization

Webinar: Embracing Data Ensures Patients Remain Top Priority for National Caregiver

Strategy, Data Management, Corporate BI

Overview of Microsoft BI Reporting Tool Integration

Solr

Apache Solr: 3 Analytic Use Cases

SSRS, Data Management

Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade to SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services

SSAS, Data Management

3 Reasons to Upgrade to SQL Server Analysis Services 2016

Data Visualization

Tableau 101 Video: Understanding Pills, Cards, Shelves

Data Management

Top 5 Reasons to Incorporate SQL 2016 Stretch Database into Your Data Strategy

Strategy

BlueGranite Webinar: Trends in BI and Analytics

Data Visualization

3 Tips for Effective Data Staging with Tableau

Machine Learning & AI, Data Management

Built-in Analytics: Why R Matters to a SQL Server Professional

Self-Service BI, Power BI

3 Pointers to Make your Microsoft Power BI Report a Winner

Data Management

5 Reasons to Get Excited About SQL Server 2016 and Big Data

Data Management

Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade Your Analytics Environment to SQL Server 2016

Demo Day, Corporate BI

Demo Day: Microsoft Power BI Possibilities in Finance, Retail and Healthcare

Data Visualization

Technology Spotlight: Automating Tableau Reports

Strategy

BI Success Begins with Teambuilding

Modern Data Platform

5 Big Data Predictions for 2016

Self-Service BI, Power BI

Keeping Up With Microsoft Power BI: What's New in Version 2.0

Workforce Analytics, Machine Learning & AI

Unleash Your Most Valuable Asset with Workforce Analytics

Strategy

Data Rich, Information Poor: Improve Your Reporting and Analytics Capabilities

Data Visualization

Tableau's Vizable App Helps Anyone Turn Data into Interactive Graphs

Modern Data Platform

Make Big Data Easy with Microsoft Azure Data Lake

Retail Analytics, Data Management

Retail Analytics: Leveraging Big Data to Drive Consumer Demand

Strategy, Mobile BI

Mobile Challenge: Business User Needs for Insights on the Go

Modern Data Platform

External Data Made Easy with Microsoft Azure Logic Apps

Power BI

Tour of the Power BI Ecosystem

Demo Day, Modern Data Platform, Corporate BI

Demo Day: Analyzing Hospital Patient Admits with Power BI

IoT, Data Visualization

Internet of Things means Reactive Processing

Retail Analytics, Machine Learning & AI

Webinar: Driving Consumer Demand in Retail and Restaurant Industries

Corporate BI

4 Ways Custom Visuals May Impact More than Power BI

Data Visualization, Power BI

Build Awesome Data Visualizations in Microsoft Power BI

Modern Data Platform

Hortonworks DataFlow: First Impressions

Modern Data Platform, Machine Learning & AI

Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Cloud Ready Big Data Solution

Machine Learning & AI, Modern Data Platform

Lambda Architecture: Low Latency Data in a Batch Processing World

Modern Data Platform

Azure Data Catalog: Improve Your BI Program Effectiveness

HDInsight, Modern Data Platform

Connecting HDInsight Data with Azure Machine Learning

Demo Day, Self-Service BI, Power BI

Ad Hoc Analysis of Marketing Campaign Data

Modern Data Platform

3 Hands-on Labs to Get Started with Azure Machine Learning

Demo Day, Mobile BI, SSRS, Data Management

Demo Day: Using Microsoft's Datazen for Mobile BI Dashboards

Hadoop Data Lakes in the Modern Data Platform

Modern Data Platform

Top 6 Use Cases to Help You Understand Big Data Analytics

HDInsight, Spark, Demo Day

Demo Day: Simplify Analysis of Big Data with Spark on Azure HDInsight

Demo Day, Retail Analytics, Corporate BI

Demo Day: Analyzing the Effectiveness of Promotions in Retail

Modern Data Platform, Machine Learning & AI

Azure Data Factory: Connecting Data to Insights

Demo Day, Self-Service BI, Power BI

Demo Day: Update Dashboard Data with the Power BI Personal Gateway

IoT, Data Management

The Internet of Things – Will My Toaster Watch Cat Videos?

Demo Day: Improving Data Visualization Effectiveness

SSAS, Data Management

Applying Configurations to the Tabular Model with MS Build

SSRS, Data Management

SSRS: Using Multiple Axes in an MDX Query

Machine Learning & AI, Demo Day, Workforce Analytics

Demo Day: Better Hiring and Retention with Predictive Analytics

Pyramid Analytics, Corporate BI

What the Pyramid Analytics Partnership Means for Power BI

First Impressions of Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight

SSAS, Data Management

5 Tips to Ensure Super Fast SSAS Tabular Models

Machine Learning & AI, Demo Day, Workforce Analytics

Demo Day: Human Resources Analytics Insights Through Mashup

Machine Learning & AI

Video: Getting Started with Azure ML

Machine Learning & AI, Corporate BI

Microsoft Azure Gets Serious About Analytics: Power BI 2.0 and Cortana Analytics Suite

Strategy

Business Process Innovation with Data and Technology

Demo Day, Corporate BI

Demo Day: Analyze Azure Consumption Data with Power BI

Strategy

Easing into Advanced Analytics and Big Data: Tips for Success

Machine Learning & AI

Video: Integrating Azure ML with Excel and Power BI

Strategy

Strategic Analytics & BI: How to Maximize Value for Your Organization

Data Visualization

Video: Selecting a Reporting or Data Visualization Tool

Modern Data Platform

Cloud Data Warehousing Just Got Easier with Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Self-Service BI, Power BI

Demo Day: Let's Get Advanced! Analytics with the Power BI Designer

Machine Learning & AI

Video: 3 Things You Need to Know About Using Azure ML

Self-Service BI

6 Ways to Improve the Speed of Microsoft Power Pivot Reports

Demo Day, Power BI

Demo Day: Using Power BI Designer to Create Powerful Visualizations

Strategy

What Is The ROI for BI?

Modern Data Platform

5 Themes from the 2015 Hadoop Summit

Demo Day, Data Visualization

Demo Day: Using R in Tableau to Mine Data Through Clustering

SSRS, Data Management

7 Use Cases for Datazen

Self-Service BI

How to Get the Full Benefits From Self-Service BI

Demo Day, Data Visualization

Demo Day: Using R with Tableau

SSRS, Data Management

5 Resources to Help You Learn More About Datazen

Self-Service BI

3 Elements for Implementing a Successful Self-Service BI Program

Machine Learning & AI, Demo Day

Demo Day: How to Perform Sentiment Analysis with Microsoft Tools

SSAS, Machine Learning & AI

Multidimensional Expressions: A Simple Explanation

Strategy

Get Insights into Datazen, Tableau 9, Hadoop and More

Self-Service BI

Using Power Query for Data Preparation: A Real Life Example

Strategy

Got Big Data and Analytics Questions? BlueGranite has Answers

Modern Data Platform

3 Reasons Hadoop Adoption Will Continue Despite What Gartner Says

Does Your Organization Need Center of Excellence Services? 3 Ways to Tell

Demo Day, SSRS, Data Management

Demo Day: Discover 5 Things You Should Know About Microsoft’s Datazen

Data Management

How Your Company Can Benefit from Microsoft SQL Server APS

Data Management

What is Microsoft SQL Server Analytics Platform System

Machine Learning & AI, R

5 Reasons Microsoft's R Integration in SQL Server will be Revolutionary

Data Visualization

10 Incredibly Useful Tableau Techniques

Modern Data Platform

6 Key Features from Microsoft’s Azure Data Lake

SSRS, Data Management

5 Reasons Microsoft Customers Should Try Datazen

Data Management

What Microsoft Users Need to Know About its Acquisition of Datazen

Data Visualization

Level of Detail Expressions:Tableau Modeling is Now Better Than Ever

Data Visualization

Tableau 9: What You Need to Know

Modern Data Platform, Machine Learning & AI

Azure Machine Learning: An Overview

Modern Data Platform

How to Process Google Data in Real Time with Azure Stream Analytics

Modern Data Platform

5 Reasons Apache Hive 1.0 Matters to Your Big Data Strategy

Tips for Navigating the Power BI Preview Site

Data Lake, Data Management

Top Five Differences between Data Lakes and Data Warehouses

BlueGranite Announces Acquisition of CapstoneBI

Self-Service BI, Power BI

Big Changes - What You Need to Know About the Power BI Preview

Strategy

A Key Element behind Impactful Business Analytics

Master Data Management, Self-Service BI

Top 4 Reasons to Consider Master Data Management for Self-Service BI

Modern Data Platform

Want to get Started with Big Data? Stop Throwing Data Away!

Modern Data Platform

On Big Data, the Three V’s are Only One-third of the Story

Modern Data Platform

Hadoop's Momentum is Unstoppable

Self-Service BI

What Type of Self-Service BI Culture Do You Wish to Cultivate?

Strategy, Self-Service BI

Does Self-Service BI Work?

Self-Service BI, Power BI

What Makes a Self-Service Business Analytics Strategy Successful?

Strategy

Big Data: Dispelling the Myth of Cost and Complexity

HDInsight, Big Data, Data Management

Take Big Data One Step at a Time…but Keep Stepping!

HDInsight, Modern Data Platform

Bring Your Hadoop Implementation into the Cloud with Microsoft HDInsight

Power BI, Corporate BI

Power of Business Intelligence Unlocked in Microsoft Office 365

Corporate BI, Power BI

What Types of Projects to Consider for Microsoft Power BI

Self-Service BI

Overview of Microsoft Capabilities for Self-Service BI Users

Data Management

Is SQL Server Analytics Platform System a Game Changer?

Self-Service BI

The Role of Power Users in a Self-Service BI Initiative

Corporate BI, Power BI

Is Microsoft Power BI a Game Changer?

Machine Learning & AI

Improving Customer Satisfaction Through Product Reliability

Data Management

Avoiding Data Quality Pitfalls when Reconciling Multiple Sources

Modern Data Platform

Four Reasons to Consider Big Data and Hadoop for your BI Strategy

Data Management

SQL Performance Tuning Test Results for Data Warehouse Architectures

Text Analytics, Data Management, Modern Data Platform

Social Sentiment Analysis with Hadoop and SQL

Data Management

Business Analytics less Data Quality equals Bad Decisions

Data Management

Data Warehouse Appliances...They're not for Cooking Breakfast!

Modern Data Platform

Real-world Big Data: Data Warehouse Archival to Hadoop

Data Management

Overview of Data Quality Assurance in Data Warehousing

Machine Learning & AI

Advanced Analytics: Introduction to Data Mining

Data Management

SQL Server OLTP vs. Data Warehouse Performance Tuning

Data Management

SQL Server APS Proof of Concept Guidelines

Data Management

Performance Tuning a SQL Server Data Warehouse

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