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Today I thought I would tell you about a great tool that I’ve found. It’s called Power BI and it could change the way you view your business data day to day.
You know by now from my previous blog article “The death of
That said I realise that trying to pull information out of data sets is a pain in butt. The size of the data just magnifies the issue so any tool you can use to ease that problem is a worthwhile endeavour.
Microsoft has just introduced a new tool as an American only preview called Power Business Intelligence or Power BI for short.
It’s a free service that lets you import data sets of any size. Then pull out values and visualise the results in any way you like. For some great screen shots and a demo have a look at this article created by Scott Hanselman
The interface is built for ordinary users, so it seems to offer a nice easy to use, way of understanding your data without the need for a degree in computer science.
It looks amazing, but am I the only one that hears that name and instantly thinks of Team Americas computer I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E.
“Power Business Intelligence” definitely sounds like a cyborg on a comedy TV show! With Microsoft’s history of terrible naming of products I do wonder if it won’t get renamed before release worldwide.
In 2016 and again in 2019 Richard was recognise in the BIMA 100 awards for his outstanding work in Tech, his passion for digital and his contribution to the industry.