Power BI Desktop September Feature Summary

The September Power BI Desktop update is out now and packed with many new features and improvements! We are excited to announce our ESRI map integration, DirectQuery support for the Snowflake Connector, new forecasting features, and the ability to create a mobile report layout.

from Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-september-feature-summary/

Power BI Desktop September Feature Summary

The September Power BI Desktop update is out now and packed with many new features and improvements! We are excited to announce our ESRI map integration, DirectQuery support for the Snowflake Connector, new forecasting features, and the ability to create a mobile report layout.

from Business Intelligence Blogs https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-september-feature-summary/

Power BI Desktop September Feature Summary

The September Power BI Desktop update is out now and packed with many new features and improvements! We are excited to announce our ESRI map integration, DirectQuery support for the Snowflake Connector, new forecasting features, and the ability to create a mobile report layout.

from Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-september-feature-summary/

Media Playback in a UWP App for Xbox

South Ridge is a sample app that demonstrates media playback in your UWP app for desktop, mobile, and Xbox One.  Learn more about UWP apps on Xbox at http://aka.ms/XboxAppDev and read more details about media playback in this blog post.

from Channel 9 https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/One-Dev-Minute/Media-Playback-in-a-UWP-App-for-Xbox

TWC9: On-Demand Ignite, an AI Journey, Uber Selfies, Fuzzy Cloud and more… | This Week On Channel 9

This week on Channel 9, Nikola and Vlad discuss the week’s top developer news, including;

Picks of the Week!

Please leave a comment or email us at twc9@microsoft.com.





from Channel 9 https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/This+Week+On+Channel+9/TWC9-On-Demand-Ignite-an-AI-Journey-Uber-Selfies-Fuzzy-Cloud-and-more

Mutiple hypercubes in an extension

Recently, I needed to make an extension that required multiple hypercubes with dimensions and measures that were able to be set by the user. The following is the solution I came up with. It could be a bit more generalized, and there’s some other things

from Jive Syndication Feed https://community.qlik.com/blogs/qlikviewdesignblog/2016/09/30/mutiple-hypercubes-in-an-extension

Because it’s Friday: etaoin shrdlu, the hot-type qwertyuiop

If you’ve every had cause to complain about your word processor, consider what workers at the New York Times had to go through to print a newspaper in 1978, as shown in this 29-minute movie (via John Chisholm). Columns were typeset by arranging metal letters using a special machine, and column-justification was achieved with wedge-shaped inserts that spread the words across the column. Pages were laid out by moving the metal units around by hand, as a page editor scrutinized the layout in reverse and upside down. The print room was so noisy, that many of the workers were deaf and communicated by sign language. Lots and lots of molten lead was involved.

In 1978, this hot-type typesetting process was replaced by a computerized system that printed columns on paper instead as metal negatives, but even then the layout process still involved literal cutting and pasting with letters and glue! Makes Control-C, Control-V seem like the lap of luxury!
That’s all from us for this week. Have a great weekend; we’ll be back on Monday. See you then! 

from Revolutions http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2016/09/because-its-friday-typesetting-in-the-olden-days.html

Congratulations to the 2016-17 SplunkTrust MVPs!!!

splunktrust_square_logoWelcome back from .conf2016, everyone! It’s been a tremendous good time for all of us at Splunk, and we’re hoping those of you who were able to join us got as much out of it as we did. Among the other opportunities we took to recognize our outstanding customers and partners this year was the announcement of this year’s SplunkTrust Community MVPs.

We created the SplunkTrust Community MVP program to recognize our community’s top contributors, and to involve them in planning and policy decisions as our community grows. These community members have shown the very highest level of commitment to helping others succeed with Splunk, and are the second year’s SplunkTrust member roster:

 

2016-17 SplunkTrust inductees with Doug Merritt and Rachel Perkins

2016-17 SplunkTrust inductees with CEO Doug Merritt. Photo Credit: Damien Dallimore

  • Aleem Cummins
  • Bernardo “Bernie” Macias
  • Charlie “teddybfez” Huggard
  • Chris “xoff” Kurtz
  • David “Automine” Shpritz
  • Doug “trustedsubject” Brown
  • Duane “Duckfez” Waddle
  • George Starcher
  • Javier Garcia Nieva
  • Kate Lawrence-Gupta
  • Kyle “alacercogitatus” Smith
  • Mark Runals
  • Martin “martin_m” Mueller
  • Mason Morales
  • Matt “muebel” Uebel
  • Michael “JKat54” Bentley
  • Michael “MuS” Uschmann
  • Mika “my2ndhead” Borner
  • Mike “mlanghor” Langhorst
  • Nick “sideview” Mealy
  • Rich “richfez” Mahlerwein
  • Ryan “artie73” Thibodeaux
  • Sherman Smith
  • Somesh “somesoni2” Soni
  • Steve “skoelpin” Koelpin
  • Sundaresh “sundareshr” Ramanathan
  • Tony “treinke” Reinke
  • Nadine “vraptor” Miller (honorary)
  • Rich Galloway (honorary)

In addition to the highly-prized Splunk fez, this year’s SplunkTrust members receive a free pass to .conf2017, a membership pin, and free access to all Splunk EDU training courses and certifications through .conf2017.

SplunkTrust members are entitled to use the SplunkTrust logo on their public/professional profiles on sites such as LinkedIn, and will have the logo added to their profile on Splunk Answers. We’ll be gathering the members together several times throughout the year to develop the program, and to get input from the group on product plans and Splunk community policy.

Membership in the SplunkTrust is renewable annually; we expect the program to grow year over year (we went from 22 members to 28 this year), and for each year’s members to be involved in the selection process for the following year’s roster.

If you know one of our Splunk Community Trustees, congratulate them! They worked hard to be here, and they deserve your respect and admiration. My thanks goes out to each and every member!

We’re looking forward to a fantastic year, hope to see you around on #splunk IRC, our Splunk User Groups Slack chat, or on Splunk Answers!

from Splunk Blogs http://blogs.splunk.com/2016/09/30/congratulations-to-the-2016-17-splunktrust-mvps/

Google Sheets Explore: a work in progress

Spreadsheet software that will understand natural-language questions about your data is certainly a cool concept. Microsoft Power BI’s cloud service – its analytics platform, not Excel – has offered this capability for awhile, but having it percolate down to spreadsheets will put it before many more potential users.

I’ve been taking Google Sheets Explore for a test drive this afternoon. First thoughts? It’s got a lot of potential, but at the moment I’d caution you not to depend on it to understand exactly what you mean in the same way that, say, Google search can sometimes figure out what you want even if you’ve misspelled a word.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

from Computerworld Cloud Computing http://www.computerworld.com/article/3126157/cloud-computing/google-sheets-explore-a-work-in-progress.html#tk.rss_cloudcomputing

All the R Ladies

Two groups are making and impact in improving the gender diversity of R users worldwide. The R-Ladies organization is creating chapters worldwide to facilitate female R programmers meeting and working together, and the Taskforce on Women in the R Community is working to improve the participation and experience of women in the R community.
R has more participation by women than many programming communities, but there’s still a long way to go towards equity: the R Foundation’s Women in R Taskforce estimates that between 11% and 15% of R package authors are women. (The count is based on package author first names; some manual corrections were needed because Hadley is categorized by genderizeR as a female name.)
In 2012, Gabriela de Queiroz founded the first women-focused R user group in San Francisco. Since then, “R Ladies” concept has expanded to a global franchise in eleven cities:

San Francisco, California, USA 
Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
London, England
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
New York, New York, USA
Melbourne, Australia
Madrid, Spain
Istanbul, Turkey
Paris, France
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

This is a great first step to increasing the participation by women in a currently male-dominated field. As the R-Ladies leadership note in their grant application to the R Consortium (which was funded in July):

The R community suffers from an underrepresentation of women in every role and area of participation, whether as leaders, package developers, conference speakers, conference participants, educators, or users. The R community needs to promote the growth of this major untapped demographic by pro­actively supporting women to fulfill their potential, thus enabling and achieving greater participation.

In addition to the groups created by R-Ladies, the Women in R Task Force is making strides towards achieving these goals. For example, the next useR! conference in Brussels will strive for gender balance amongst invited speakers, tutors, and committee and session chairs, and ensure particpation by women on panel discussions. Childcare will also be provided at the conference, and gender statistics will be published on the website. 
For more information on R-Ladies (including contacts to help you create a local chapter in your area), and the Women in R Taskforce, follow the links below.
R-Ladies Global : Women in R Taskforce

from Revolutions http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2016/09/all-the-r-ladies.html