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Establish a multiform data production and communication strategy

by MirandaLi Frequent Visitor on ‎08-21-2018 02:54 PM - last edited on ‎08-21-2018 03:43 PM by MindyJ Frequent Visitor

For many of us who work in data analytics for long time, you may notice that producing great data reports and dashboards alone doesn’t always generate desired outcomes. Why? Because data reports and dashboards are usually exploratory by nature and self-service oriented. In addition, they usually don’t have rich text to explain why certain charts and data points are meaningful in what context, not mentioning the usual lack of graphical elements that make data fun and interesting to read. 

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Monday Motivation

by MindyJ Frequent Visitor ‎02-05-2018 08:45 PM - edited ‎02-05-2018 08:48 PM

We have some exciting things planned for February! But first, let’s kick off the month with a recap of last week’s top contributions.

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Monday Motivation

by MindyJ Frequent Visitor on ‎01-29-2018 04:15 PM

January is coming to a close, and this is the final Monday Motivation for the month

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Monday Motivation

by MindyJ Frequent Visitor on ‎01-22-2018 03:06 PM

Another Monday, another Monday Motivation to get your week started right!

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Monday Motivation

by MindyJ Frequent Visitor ‎01-08-2018 04:57 PM - edited ‎01-08-2018 05:02 PM

Happy Monday!

 

This is the first official Monday Motivation post of 2018, and I can already tell it’s going to be a good year. 

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Monday Motivation

by MindyJ Frequent Visitor ‎12-18-2017 02:30 PM - edited ‎12-18-2017 02:31 PM

Happy Monday!

 

Chase away the Monday blues with the latest stats on some of the top kudoed authors from last week as well as our most active threads and newest members. 

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Monday Motivation

by MindyJ Frequent Visitor on ‎12-11-2017 04:04 PM

It’s that time of week again!

 

Let’s get the week started right and highlight some of the top kudoed authors from last week as well as our most active threads and newest members. 

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Monday Motivation

by MindyJ Frequent Visitor ‎12-04-2017 10:15 AM - edited ‎12-04-2017 10:17 AM

Kick the Monday blues to the curb with some Monday Motivation!

We’re highlighting some of the top kudo-ed authors from last week as well as our most active threads and newest members.

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Weekly Hot Topics

by MindyJ Frequent Visitor on ‎11-27-2017 03:53 PM

Last week there were some great conversations in the Power BI Community Forums. From troubleshooting, to best practices, to step-by-step tutorials, you’ve all contributed some valuable content and made this place a great resource for fellow Power BI users around the globe. So, in the spirit of celebrating community, we thought we’d start a weekly blog post shouting out some of our top-kudoed authors, new members, and lively conversations from the previous week.

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Power BI – Live connection vs. Import, comparison and limitations

by jirineoral Regular Visitor ‎10-31-2016 02:13 PM - edited ‎10-31-2016 02:13 PM

Some of the data sources have option both to import data as well as use live connection. But there is no easy method to change it once you already built your report. So you should rather carefully decide which method you’re going to use upfront. To make this decision right, it is good to know limitations of each method. Purpose of this blog post is to cover these limitations.

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