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A flag planted for every Covid-19 death

In fall 2020, Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg planted a flag for each American who died from Covid-19. There were over a quarter of a million flags at the time. The art…

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stories from dashboards

Last month, we invited folks to identify a dashboard that interested them, and use that as the source material for a visualization that tells a specific story about some of…

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Power BI September 2021 Feature Summary

Welcome to the September 2021 update! It’s fall already and we have some fascinating new features to offer! Source: PowerBI

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Ethical Social Media: Oxymoron or Attainable Goal?

Humans have wrestled with ethics for millennia. Each generation spawns a fresh batch of ethical dilemmas and then wonders how to deal with them. For this generation, social media has…

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On-premises data gateway September 2021 update is now available

On-premises data gateway release for September 2021 Source: PowerBI

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How Men and Women Spend Their Days

For the employed, unemployed, and those not in the labor force, these charts — using an oldie but goodie visualization layout — show the percentage of people doing an activity…

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Features are the New Data

In my prior blog “Reframing Data Management: Data Management 2.0”, I talked about the importance of transforming data management into a business strategy that supports the sharing, re-using and continuous…

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Using rates for more relatable Covid-19 numbers

With millions of Covid-19 deaths worldwide, and hundreds of thousands in the US, the absolute counts have been a challenge to relate to for a while. The Washington Post leaned…

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Don’t train your new AI co-worker!!

Do you ever get the feeling that your new robot co-workers are asking for a bit too much documentation about how you do things? Well I’m here to tell you…

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Announcing public preview of Insights

The Insights feature helps users easily explore and find insights such as anomalies, trends in their data as they interact and consume their reports. Source: PowerBI