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VSTS Test Results Reporting with Power BI

Would you like to use Power BI to build data visualizations around your Visual Studio Team Services user stories, test cases and test results?

Here are the steps to get you there: 

1. In the VSTS Work hub, build a query in VSTS to extract user stories and their associated test cases

Using a Variable for a File Path in QlikSense

One of the things I typically do when working with a load script in QlikView is to assign a variable to the file path to my QVD files. That way, if the path changes, I only have to update it in one place instead of multiple places throughout the script. It usually looks something like this:

Managing PowerBI Groups

Publishing reports under the workspace of a username works great when only one person is in charge of managing it. Unfortunately, PowerBI doesn’t allow us to give other users edit privileges on those reports, which limits effective collaboration with the rest of the team. 

Fortunately, PowerBI gives us the option to create groups which come with the ability to fine-tune permissions for other users. This feature requires a Power BI Pro license and is not available in the free version. 

5 Reasons to Move Your BI to the Cloud

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Your BI is working, and it’s probably working well. But, continuing to empower your colleagues with data is going to be ever more challenging in a world of rapidly increasing data volumes, security risks, and data diversity.

Cloud platforms like AWS can help remove some of that complexity, allowing you to leverage their infrastructure as you scale and grow. Running Tableau Server on AWS ensures the continued, scalable success of your business intelligence for years to come.

Chalk Talk: Cloud Analytics

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Is it possible to use cloud analytics without creating new cloud data silos? Yes—you can avoid the chaos of cloud data silos with integration platform as a service, or iPaaS. iPaaS lets you clean and connect data and applications in the cloud much faster than with traditional on-premise tools. David Lyle, Informatica VP Product Strategy, offers advice on managing the complexity of cloud analytics.

10 Best Practices for Integrating your Customer Data

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Business Intelligence

Data integration is often underestimated and poorly implemented, taking significant time and resource. Yet, it's growing in strategic importance to the business, as customer data and touch points grow exponentially with the emergence of cloud, social and mobile technologies.

Learn more about common integration mistakes and best practices for making your company more agile through data integration.

Simple Salesforce Data Migration

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You have lots of customer data and you need to ensure that it's readily available to all of those who need it to drive business results across sales, service and customer engagement.

Nicole Tilton & Pierre Hulsebus, of Scribe Software, discuss how easy it is to migrate your critical data into Salesforce and how it will immediately benefit the different areas of your business. See a demonstration of how simple and seamless it is for you to transfer your customer data into Salesforce from different external sources such as; text files, another CRM, or homegrown systems.

Top 10 Best Practices for Migrating Data from On-Premise to the Cloud

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Cloud computing has become an all-but completely compelling choice for most businesses. The clear advantages of moving many IT workloads to the Cloud have become undeniable, including: significant cost reduction, system resilience, sustainability, redundancy, elasticity, user self-service, continuity of business, automated data backup, and more. With a well-planned transition from on-premise to cloud computing, you’ll deliver a greatly enhanced user experience without any disruption!

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