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How to Create Content for a Power BI App Workspace
Scott Hietpas Scott Hietpas  |  
Feb 12, 2019
In each Power BI app workspace, you may have reports and data sets. If you want to create additional Power BI reports, then you can create them directly in the service. This is not recommended, as there are limitations to this approach. One of the larger limitations is that you won’t be able to...
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How Content Consumers Can Use Apps and Workspaces in Power BI
Scott Hietpas Scott Hietpas  |  
Feb 05, 2019
If you're a Power BI content consumer, where do you go to find content that's available to you? Apps. If your app list is empty, you can click “get apps” to browse the apps available to you. Not only are there apps, but there are also workspaces. App workspaces and apps are very tightly...
Data AnalyticsPower BI
Skipping Inspection and Adaptation (Agile Transformation Pain Point #20)
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Jan 31, 2019
Inspecting and adapting is one of the key parts of agile and Scrum. But over time, teams start to feel bored as if every session is the same. If it does become boring, make sure you switch it up to keep it fresh. The Fun Retrospectives website has lots of ideas. Don’t skip this part because it...
How Content Consumers Can Unlock Actionable Insights in Power BI
Scott Hietpas Scott Hietpas  |  
Jan 29, 2019
I love working with Power BI and data, and I'm actively involved in helping develop content within Skyline. In that spirit, I’m going to walk you through how everybody in an organization can find content available to them, as well as useful tips to make best use of it. Even if you've been using...
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Distributed Global Challenges (Agile Transformation Pain Point #19)
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Jan 24, 2019
So far, I've been primarily discussing co-located teams, which is ideally better. However, this is the real world, and it's a global economy – most people don't have the luxury of being co-located. If you have a team with dispersed team members, set up your working rules so that you have some...
How to Simplify Marketing with Integrated Web CMS and Marketing Automation
Melanie Lenaghan Melanie Lenaghan  |  
Jan 22, 2019
A lot is expected of a marketer. They are generally responsible for managing the website content, SEO, e-commerce, e-mail marketing, social media, campaigns, analytics, and more. Not only is that a lot to manage, but it can also be difficult to manage and integrate all the different tools. That...
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Accruing Technical Debt (Agile Transformation Pain Point #18)
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Jan 17, 2019
Everyone who works in technology probably knows that you already have a big pile of technical debt. The problem is that you are going to have to eventually pay that bill, and some of it is risky.Dig out a little every Sprint You really need to be careful about technical debt. Every time you hack...
Developing on a Raspberry Pi using Gulpjs
Eric Ditter Eric Ditter  |  
Jan 15, 2019
Developing on one machine and running on another is a tedious process, but sometimes you need to when a library has different features for ARM vs x64 (and then there are always the Windows vs Linux issues). This was the issue I had when I was working on a Raspberry Pi project using Python. I got...
Focusing On Projects Rather Than Products (Agile Transformation Pain Point #17)
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Jan 10, 2019
This is a difficult transition for waterfall companies to wrap their heads around. It's a big mindset shift that needs to happen to be truly successful. I'm not saying that you can't have an agile Scrum team that works on projects with a distinct beginning and end. That might be a good way to...
CQS, SimpleInjector, and the Power of Decorators
Dan Lorenz Dan Lorenz  |  
Jan 08, 2019
Over the years of developing with n-tier style, I was wondering if there was anything else out there. The biggest problem with n-tier for me is that the interfaces and classes tend to get super large. When that happens, you start breaking SOLID principals and unit testing becomes much more...
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