Power BI Best Report Contest… voting closes on Feb 14

The voting must be in by February 14.  My entry is currently in third place with six behind it.  There are indeed some impressive entries created by some good, hard-working individuals.  Be honest, look at the others and then vote for mine.  Did I say that?  Oh, no.  That’s not what I meant.  What I wanted to say was vote for mine and then look at the others’  Maybe that’s not it either.  Oh, I get so confused!  Follow your heart, get out there and vote, and remember who your friends are 😀  Get your family and friends to vote, get your kids involved.  How about the neighbors?  Sure, bring ’em over!

PEASE VOTE

http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Best-Report-Contest/SolidQ-Airline-Performance/m-p/17207#M11

Reporting Service 2016 Unplugged

This month’s SQL Server Pro Magazine article:

In SQL Server 2016, my favorite report tools get some love with a few cool new features including, a little polish added to a few existing features, and a complete Report Portal overhaul.

Reporting Services reached a certain maturity as a rock-solid reporting platform somewhere just after 2008 – or at least it got past puberty.  Most report developers would agree, the versions that followed SQL Server 2008 R2 were more like a midlife crisis for the product, because the feature set stalled for about five years.  The latest version is not a complete product rebirth by any means, but it is a good indication Reporting Services is not headed for retirement any time soon; it now plays an important role in the larger Microsoft reporting ecosystem.

Rather than rehashing information posted about new and upcoming reporting features available elsewhere, I’ll share my experience thus far with the latest community technical preview (CTP 3.2) and some insights from the product developers.  As with any preliminary software build, your experience may differ.

Design Tools…

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Publish to the Web, Partner Showcase & Best Power BI Report Contest

It was a big day for Power BI!

The Power BI Partner Showcase is online as of today. Please check-out the two solutions from SolidQ: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/partner-showcase/

Power BI reports can now be embedded into a pubic-facing website!  Today,
Faisal Mohamood, Group Product Manager on the Power BI team announced that Power BI reports can now be published to the web for all the world to see – woo hoo!    I’ve worked with the feature and it’s quite easy to implement.  Details are here.  To exhibit this new capability, Microsoft is hosting a Best Report competition which I entered with the SolidQ Airline Performance Tracker.

Please vote for your favorite visual report created with Power BI.  Here is my entry into the contest:  http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Best-Report-Contest/SolidQ-Airline-Performance/m-p/17207#M11

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