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Big changes are under way at SolidQ

I am excited to announce to our community and partners that I have moved on from my North American leadership role to a new role as our Corporate Chief Technology Officer. My new job is to align the long-term vision of what SolidQ does and how we do it, across all our...

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Connect Azure to your local network

In this article I show how it’s possible to connect a local network which is protected by NAT, to an Azure virtual network. This is useful for testing and developing solutions which depends on communication between a local network and Azure.

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Pyramid Analytics & Power BI

With a recent announcement from the folks at Pyramid Analytics of a strategic alliance with Microsoft, and the recent release of Microsoft’s PowerBI Desktop into a data hungry environment, the market for Self Service BI just became much more interesting. First, what...

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Tell The Joke Again – Blogging On Blogging

I just returned from a meeting with some of my peers at SolidQ and we were talking about the value of blogging and publishing articles.  A few days ago, another one of my peers asked me to review his first-ever blog post before it was published.  Douglas McDowell, CEO...

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Are you Ready to Use Power BI?

What! NO? Get with it, my friend.  Power BI is for everyone.  All the kids are doing it… not to mention the business owners, marketers, sales campaign planners and scientists, IT Pros and common folk.  Power BI is all the rage and can be used to analyze everything...

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Datazen Visual Control Categories

Choosing the right visualization control for a set of data can sometimes be challenging.  I find some aspects of designing dashboard solutions in Datazen on the surface to be very simple but it’s easy to get stuck in the details and fine points.  The purpose of this...

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Learn How to Use Datazen this Week

SQL Server Pro Magazine is hosting my 3-part series, Designing a Mobile Dashboard Solution with Microsoft DataZen on Thursday.  The first one hour session begins at 11 AM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern Time.  There are three sessions in the series which include: Session 1:...

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