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Archive for June, 2013

Microsoft Forums UX Redesign

Posted by denglishbi on June 19, 2013

Yesterday when I was out browsing and answering questions in the Microsoft forums I noticed that there was a message stating that a UX redesign was coming.  Well today it live and while it might take a little of a bit to get used to, I think it looks really clean and it is fast.

Old layout:


New layout:


You can now easily filter and browse the forums that you want to very easily, browse the threads inline, and easily vote as well.

Here is some more information about the UX redesign if you want to check it out including a few short videos that explain and demo the new features.

Forums UX Redesign Announcement

Here are a few videos you can watch to see the changes:

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TechEd 2013 North America Recordings Available

Posted by denglishbi on June 12, 2013

I just wanted to do a quick post to let everyone know that the recordings from TechEd are available.  There is great content that you can check out including the Hands On Labs material.


I went through and browsed the Data Platform and Business Intelligence sessions and have highlighted a few that I plan on checking out and have already watched Kasper’s presentation on using Power View with Multidimensional SSAS;)


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Minnesota Microsoft BI User Group 2013 Q2 Meeting Follow Up

Posted by denglishbi on June 11, 2013

Just wanted to do a quick post to let everyone know that the presentations and demos from the last MN Microsoft BI User Group meeting are available for download.  This includes the opening announcement materials for the meeting, Smead Case Study presentation, and Microsoft Excel 2013 BI.image

You can access the material from the user group site in the past events and presentations location.

Smead Case Study: Introducing a New BI Toolset and Take Your Data Global with Microsoft BI Data Explorer, GeoFlow, and Power View Maps

Thanks to everyone that attended, it was a great turnout.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 10th.

Don’t forget next month “the” Brian Knight will be in town teaching his Mastering SSIS class in Minneapolis and if you are planning on attending the SQL PASS 2013 Summit Conference use the discount code information:


Save 10%
Your chapter: Minnesota Microsoft BI User Group
Unique Discount Code: SUM156CH

Have a great summer!

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