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Azure ML Minnesota Training Event Follow-Up

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I am publishing this blog post as a follow-up to my Azure ML training session on December 10 at the Microsoft Experience Center in Edina. We appreciate the attendance and feedback from all of you who attended the session. Our marketing team has sent out a follow-up email with the slide deck and the links which were

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SQL Saturday 332 Minnesota Follow Up and Links for Open Data & Microsoft BI Tools Presentation

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We had the opportunity to sponsor and participate in SQL Saturday 332 in Minneapolis this past weekend and attendance at the event was exceptional. The event was completely full with a long waiting list, so we thought a re-cap of my presentation on Open Data & Microsoft BI Tools would be helpful to those who were not

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The Cobra Effect in BI

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The cobra effect occurs when an attempted solution to a problem actually makes the problem worse. I came across this term in a Freakanomics podcast by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt. The term is used to illustrate the causes of incorrect stimulation in economy and politics. There is also a 2001 book with the

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Self-Service BI is Not DIY

Increasing numbers of companies are pursuing self-service BI to enable their business users to personalize solutions and make data-driven decisions without having to rely on IT. Yet, the industry success rate in this arena is low. Why is this? Choosing the right tool is partly the issue, but the biggest differentiators between companies that fail

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GNet Helping to Build Up Local Microsoft Skills

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Last Thursday, June 26, GNet Group held its first Technical Training Event for the Minneapolis Microsoft user community. We’ve been hosting similar events in the Dallas community for several years now, and helping to build the local workforce there through skills building. We think it’s incredibly important to share our knowledge and skills with the

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