Customize the Power BI Report Builder Map Gallery

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the defining features of Power BI’s [paginated] Report Builder vs the current geospatial offerings in Power BI Desktop is the native support for ESRI Shapefiles. If you have worked with maps in Report Builder over the years, you may have used the Map Gallery. The Map Gallery offers a collection of built-in geographies,…

Microsoft R: A Revolution in Advanced Analytics

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the benefits of working on a team at BlueGranite is the collective expertise that I can tap into when needed. Whether it’s a skill that I am learning or a problem that I am stumped on, one or more of my colleagues typically has the ability to point me in the right direction. To…

Beyond Analytics: The Cortana Intelligence Suite

Reading Time: 3 minutes Goodbye Cortana Analytics. Hello Cortana Intelligence. In an announcement at the Build conference today, Microsoft revealed the changing face of Cortana Analytics for Azure. More than simple semantic changes, the Cortana Intelligence Suite now includes the new Bot Framework. Cortana Intelligence also reflects the inclusion of the Project Oxford APIs as Cognitive Services. In addition to placing greater focus on “intelligence”…