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Viz Palette: The Ultimate Tool For Anyone Who Works With Color

Two data viz specialists at Netflix have published a new color analysis tool that anyone can use.<p>Humans are visual creatures, and today, when the national conversation is framed by data-driven topics like climate change, data security, and gerrymandering, data visualization has never been more …

Data Visualization

Visualizing Differences

Focus on finding or displaying contrasting points, and some visual methods are more helpful than others. A guide.<b>Tags:</b> comparison, contrast, …

Data Visualization

15 Killer Project Management Best Practices to Make You a Better Manager

If you’re a project manager, developing and adopting project management best practices is likely one of your top priorities. This article will share …

Project Management

Why AutoML Is Set To Become The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

When businesses identify a problem that can be solved through machine learning, they brief the data scientists and analysts to create a predictive analytics solution. In many cases, the turnaround time for delivering a solution is pretty long.<p>Even for experienced data scientists, evolving machine …

Machine Learning

The 5 Most Accurate Pie Charts Ever

Pie charts can have an elegant way of transforming data into a something that is easy to understand and visually appealing.Sometimes, they go one …

Data Visualization

Why Wouldn't Microsoft Buy Tableau?

Microsoft doesn't have to acquire Tableau to become the dominant leader in the BI solutions space.<p>A more efficient use of capital would be to invest …

Power BI

Implementation patterns for big data and data warehouse on Azure | Blog | Microsoft Azure

To help our customers with their adoption of Azure services for big data and data warehousing workloads we have identified some common adoption …

leading analytics platform powered by Apache Spark™

<i>This blog post was co-authored by Ali Ghodsi, CEO, Databricks.</i><p>The confluence of cloud, data, and AI is driving unprecedented change. The ability to …

A Visual And Interactive Look at Basic Neural Network Math

In the previous post, we looked at the basic concepts of neural networks. Let us now take another example as an excuse to guide us to explore some of …

Deep Learning

Beware the Dangers of 'Drive Thru' Analytics

Cutting corners isn't the path to analytics success. Data science requires an enterprise commitment.<p>Analytics is now a mission-critical tool, yet …

Big Data

How Microsoft Azure Databricks can help companies speed big data and AI adoption

The analytics platform based on Apache Spark and optimized for Microsoft Azure will help businesses better integrate and scale machine learning …

Big Data

Is SQL Server 2017 Stable?

There I was, talking about upgrading to SQL Server 2017 at SQL Konferenz last month. Despite the title of the talk, I was not expecting such a …

Best Practices for Determining Your KPIs (And Why They Matter)

Great business owners are separated from good ones by the decisions they make. Tony Robbins says it well, “One reason so few of us achieve

Analytics

Gartner reaffirms Microsoft as a leader in Data Management Solutions for Analytics

We are excited to announce that Microsoft has once again been positioned as a leader in Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions …

Data Governance: Definition, Challenges & Best Practices [Interactive]

Data Governance includes the people, processes and technologies needed to manage and protect the company’s data assets in order to guarantee …

Dashboard Design User Experience Guidelines

Systems are becoming more integrated and able to relay back qualitative, and more often quantitative, data at various degrees of frequency and …

Data Visualization

Data science notebooks get real: JupyterLab releases to users

Jupyter notebooks break out of their "show and tell" role into something more suitable to data engineers. Can JupyterLab turn notebooks into an …

Python Programming

How To Turn Data Into Actionable Strategies

Business intelligence is more than analytics and reporting. It could help you turn data into action.<p>So your organization has a big vision and uses that vision as the North Star for guiding strategic decisions. But when you're only deploying against vision with no data to back it up, you're flying …

Big Data

Azure Notebooks Invites Users to Try Data Science, Free of Charge

Microsoft Azure Notebooks is part of a growing movement to make learning complex programming concepts easier.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

Databricks comes to Microsoft Azure

The premium implementation of Apache Spark, from the company established by the project's founders, comes to Microsoft's Azure cloud platform as a …

10 Laws Of UX, Illustrated

A handy guide for remembering Fitts’s Law, Jakob’s Law, and more.<p>Good design tends to follow general principles that give designers overarching guidelines to work within. But for user experience and interface designers, there are also laws that govern the nitty-gritty. For instance, it’s helpful to …

UX Design

The 10 Statistical Techniques Data Scientists Need to Master

This was a basic run-down of some basic statistical techniques that can help a data science program manager and or executive have a better …

Data Science

Balanced Scorecards in Power BI | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

By Greg Koehler, Program Manager at Microsoft<p>“IMAGINE ENTERING THE COCKPIT of a modern jet airplane and seeing only a single instrument there.”<br>―</b> …

Serverless Computing and Serverless Architecture: An Overview of BaaS, FaaS, and PaaS

The term Serverless Computing immediately indicates an IT infrastructure where the business owner does not have to invest in a specialized or …

Cloud Computing

Visual Tools enabled in public preview

Azure Data Factory (ADF) v2 public preview was announced at Microsoft Ignite on Sep 25, 2017. With ADF v2, we added flexibility to ADF app model and …

Introduction to Python Ensembles

Stacking models in Python efficientlyEnsembles have rapidly become one of the hottest and most popular methods in applied machine learning. Virtually …

Machine Learning

Data visualization: basic principles

Why visualize data? It is a good way to communicate complex information, because we are highly visual animals, evolved to spot patterns and make …

Data Visualization

Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data

Data is an abstraction, and it's impossible to encapsulate everything it represents in real life. So there is uncertainty. Here are ways to visualize …

Data Science

Installing SQL Server Reporting Services 2017

Problem<p>SQL Server 2017 has just been released and with most releases there are changes that you need to be aware of. One of the changes in SQL Server …

Databases

Performing SQL Bulk Copy with Azure Automation/PowerShell while modifying source data

In this blog, I will be going over how to use AzureAutomation/PowerShell to perform bulk operations using bulk copy in SQL Server instances and as we …