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Using Microsoft Power BI–Business data analytics for better reporting

By Agile, All Posts, Business Intelligence, DevOps, Power BI & SQL, Power Platform, Productivity
Using Microsoft Power BI–Business data analytics for better reporting We have a lot of discussions with clients about a desire to do “better reporting”. They have been using Power BI but feel they now need a data warehouse to create reports that will give them all the info they need. Fundamentally, organizations often have an analytics problem, one for which a data warehouse forms part of the solution, however, the complexities lie in the data....
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Using Microsoft Power BI in data engineering

By Business Intelligence, DevOps, Power BI & SQL, Power Platform

Using Microsoft Power BI in data engineering We have a lot of discussions with clients about a desire to do “better reporting”. They have been using Power BI but feel they now need a data warehouse to create reports that will give them all the info they need. Fundamentally, organizations often have an analytics problem, one for which a data warehouse forms part of the solution, however, the complexities lie in the data. Often organizations…

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Authoring Reports in Power BI Desktop: Do it Right

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Office 365, Power BI & SQL
Microsoft Power BI is recognized by Gartner as a leader for the fourteenth consecutive year in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. It is, without a doubt, one of the key business intelligence (BI) tools currently in the market. Organizations use Power BI to build robust reports and custom dashboards making it easy to get answers to complex questions. As a self-service analytics tool, it is highly accessible by business...
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What is Data Engineering?

By All Posts, Azure, Business Intelligence, Power BI & SQL, SQL Server
When you look at a dashboard or report in Power BI, you are seeing the tip of the iceberg; the data you see has likely taken many steps from its source on its way to Power BI. Data engineering is the work that brings data from one or more sources and shapes it, validates it, cleans it, correlates it, and (often) stores it, and it’s a lot of what we do at Imaginet. Power BI...
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Microsoft Viva Connections Now Generally Available

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams, Viva
Did you hear that Microsoft Viva Connections is now generally available? Viva Connections for desktop is starting rollout to all customers as part of their existing Microsoft 365 and SharePoint license. Any employees in the organization who are licensed for SharePoint will be able to use Viva Connections at no additional costs. New customers can learn more about Microsoft 365 and SharePoint licensing options on the Microsoft 365 Enterprise licensing page. What is Microsoft Viva?...
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Biggest News from Microsoft Ignite 2021

By All Posts, Announcements, Application Development, Azure, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Power Platform, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams, Viva, Webinars
If you missed Microsoft Ignite from March 2-4, 2021, then you've come to the right place. Microsoft hosted their annual developers and IT professionals conference last week and there's a lot to be excited about! Here are our favourite announcements that'll enhance the new modern, hybrid workplace.   New Microsoft Teams Features Better meetings Microsoft announced a laundry list of new features to further enhance collaboration and knowledge management in Teams. You'll be able to...
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Why Microsoft Viva Matters and How You Can Take Advantage Now

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams, Viva
By now, you must've heard all the buzz around Microsoft’s new Employee Experience Platform (EXP) that'll innovate how your employees work. However, if you haven't, check out the official Microsoft Viva announcement here. At Imaginet, we're testing and learning all we can about Microsoft Viva to help you provide the best experience for your employees. In this article, we give you an overview of Microsoft Viva, why it should matter for your business, and when...
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Recommender Systems 101: What Are They and How Do They Work?

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Office 365, Power BI & SQL
Recommendations appear everywhere. Netflix shows you movies you may like based on your watching patterns. And when you online shop, you may see suggestions like , “customers that bought this item, also bought this one,” or you see people you may know in social media platforms. These are examples of a type of machine learning called recommender systems. Machine learning applies mathematical algorithms and statistical techniques on large amounts of data to create models that...
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7 Rapid Ways to Maximize Business Process Automation with Microsoft 365

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Office 365, Power Platform, Productivity, SharePoint
Business Process Automation (BPA) helps organizations streamline their processes to enhance efficiencies, improve service delivery, accurately capture data, and empower teams. But without the proper tools or development capabilities, most organizations are slow to innovate using outdated systems. Microsoft 365 has developed a robust suite of tools that allow for rapid, low code solutions. These tools are especially effective if you have adopted Microsoft 365 as a platform, not just for email and document sharing....
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The thing about working remote, is in order to be effective, your whole team needs to be effective. Once you find a good rhythm though you might even find yourselves more productive than when you were in the office!

A Day in the Life of Working Remote at Imaginet

By #ImaginetLife, All Posts, Business Intelligence, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams

Business responses to COVID-19 have created a rapid shift to work from home and/or remote working. This has quickly affected all industries and has provided challenges for some organizations that were historically “onsite” focused. The past month at Imaginet we have had almost zero impact to our operations due to 1) most of our client projects are done remotely, 2) most of our employees are used to delivering quality work from home/remote, and 3) we…

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