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Posts from the ‘Quick Tips’ Category

How to use Date vs Date Hierarchy in Power BI

PowerBI has built-in date hierarchy features that seem to cause confusion in not only new users but experienced users. This article shows you how to avoid errors.  

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Story Telling with Data Visualizations and Infographics

Data visualizations can become the vehicle that leads a reader through your narrative.  Having an infographic or series of visuals allows one to tell a story and provide greater understanding than simply having text alone.

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How to add a Wiki to Your GitHub Project Using Markdown​

There are many formats that you can write documentation in for the Web.  For GitHub projects, Markdown is an accessible format that is cross-platform and compatible with many web editors and CMS systems.  This article shows how to add a Wiki to your GitHub project, write in markdown, and convert HTML documentation to the Markdown format.

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Year-In-Photos Challenge Changed my Work-Life Balance Outlook

I took the Instagram year-in-photos challenge almost two years ago, and it has provided me with many rewards and drastically changed how I look at my day.

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Windows 3.11 in a Browser

Archive.org has done it again offering many old programs and games on their Internet Archive site.

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SQL Named Instances in R with SQL 2016

Connection Strings for named instances as sources for R in SQL 2016. All about the double slashes!!

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Quick Tip – Where to Find “Unlimited” Dashboard Examples

Find examples for inspiration simply by using Google and Bing image searches as a great resource for finding examples of dashboards, graphs, reports, scorecards and infographics.

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Spectacular Performance Increase Moving to SSD USB DRIVES for VMs

Use Windows8.1 HyperV developer images. My experience moving from Spindle drives to SSD USB drives.

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Quick and Easy Code Backup – Kick it Old School

There are many ways to make a backup of working files quickly and painlessly. There are many tools available such as TFS, GIT or even SharePoint/Office 365, however sometimes the simple approach is the best if you just want a quick copy.

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