By Alison Box

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7 Secrets of the Matrix Visual

Some of you Excel users may have realised that the Power BI Matrix visual is just an Excel Pivot Table by another term. You even get buckets for “Rows”, “Columns” and “Values” just like constructing an Excel Pivot Table. The temptation is to think this is all the Matrix visual can do; act like, well, a typical Pivot Table: -   However, depending on your knowledge of Excel Pivot tables, you’ll know that if the Matrix is just like an… Read More

By Burningsuit

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Case Study: Power BI Training with Harmonic Ltd

In 2018 we were booked for an on-site Power BI course with Harmonic Ltd after several of their team members attended our public course in London. Following the private course, they have been in touch with the prospect of booking onto more courses. Find out the difference between our public and private course options here. About Harmonic Ltd Based in Ilminster, Somerset, Harmonic Ltd are a managing consultancy firm working with some of the UK’s largest businesses. They provide effective… Read More

By Stuart Box

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New Power BI feature, embed reports securely in Web Pages

We know that we've been able to publish Power BI reports to the web for some time. It's a good feature, allowing us to publish our "Strictly Come Dancing" report so anyone can access it. But that's also the flaw in publish to Web, anyone can access, it effectively makes the whole report public property. It doesn't matter that you put the link on a secure intranet page, publish to web hosts the reports on a publicly facing web server. One… Read More

By Burningsuit

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The “Strictly” Report: Insights into the Data

Alison Box, one of our Directors and Trainers, details how she used Power BI to bring her Strictly statistics to life. In my previous blog, “The Strictly Report: Behind the Scenes”, I explained how I imported the data, cleaned and re-structured it. The next question was how was I going to explore all this data to get meaningful insights. Would I ever get to answer the “contestant journey” question that had prompted me to create the report in the first… Read More

By Burningsuit

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The “Strictly” Report: Behind the Scenes

We speak to Alison Box about how she gathered the data to create The Strictly Report. Contrary to what people might think, I’m not a raving Strictly Come Dancing fan. I find the first weeks of the competition quite entertaining when they stumble around, but when they get good it all gets a bit boring and samey. However, there’s one question regarding “Strictly” that has always intrigued me; for those that get to the final, how has their “journey” differed… Read More

By Burningsuit

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Power BI – Strictly Come Dancing, the Results

Power BI is a very powerful tool that is able to extract and analyse a wide range of data and produce easy to understand interactive dashboards and reports. With that in mind, we have put together a report that collates a range of different data from the popular TV programme, Strictly Come Dancing! Strictly Come Dancing in Power BI What our report includes Our report analyses a range of data, such as: “Does Craig really give the lowest scores?” “How… Read More