Once per year Gartner, a research and advisory firm specialising in the IT sector, release their ‘Magic Quadrant’ for Business Intelligence. For the second year running, Microsoft has been considered the vendor with the most complete vision, though also notable is that both Microsoft and Tableau have begun to open the gap between themselves andRead More
You’ve created that fantastic Data Model in PowerBI desktop, uploaded it to PowerBI Web for your team to admire. You’ve built some snazzy visualisations which everyone is now happy with. Fantastic. Job Done. Home early tonight. If only, right? Chances are, you spotted a problem / limitation with your original model – or thought ofRead More
If you’re new to PowerApps, be sure to read my brief introduction to PowerApps HERE In this session, I want to show you how to connect to an existing Enterprise Gateway. If you already use Microsoft’s PowerBI, there’s a good chance you already use an Enterprise Gateway to connect PowerBI to your on-premises SQL ServerRead More
Could the new Map Shapes visualisation be a game-changer for PowerBI? I’m going to look at what the new feature does, and why it could well be. Although this is, I think, the first time I’ve written about Microsoft’s PowerBI, anyone who knows me personally will know I’ve been a huge fan, following its progressRead More
I originally posted this to my LinkedIn Profile, which you can find here, but thought I’d share it on here as well!
Plenty has been said before about whether or not you should use Pie Charts to present your data.
A good article covering their main pitfalls can be found here;
and a slightly lighter take on them can be found here;
Yet, it was my own father who reminded me that Pie Charts can be put to good use, as was the case with Florence Nightingale. (Though, they were of the somewhat more useful Rose Diagram type than bog standard Pie chart, but I take the point!)
Having said that, I came across this little gem, on the BBC news website of all places, which really must be the single worst usage of Pie Charts I’ve ever come across