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Tim Kent

Tim is the joint owner of Adatis, a specialist Microsoft Business Intelligence Consultancy based in the UK.  He has been working with SQL Server and in particular the BI stack for more than 10 years.  He specialises in Analytics, Reporting and data visualisation techniques and campaigns frequently against the use of pie charts!  Tim was first awarded the MVP for SQL server in 2009
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Row Level Security in Power BI Desktop 01 Dec 2016
In the June 2016 monthly Power BI release, Row Level Security (RLS) was introduced into Power BI desktop.  This is great news for people using the application, especially as the configuration is stored within the Power BI model.  Previously, you had to create the security in the web ...

Azure ML Regression Example - Part 3 Deploying the Model 23 Nov 2016
In the final blog of this series we will take the regression model we have created earlier in the series and make it accessible so it can be consumed by other programs. Making the experiment accessible to the outside world The next part of the process is to make the whole experiment accessible to ...

SSAS Tabular Tables Losing Structure of Measures 22 Nov 2016
What is the issue While recently working on a SQL Server 2012 Tabular cube in Visual Studio I came across an extremely frustrating issue where the visual layout of my measures was re-ordered. You are most probably aware that the actual structure or ordering of the measures within the workspace of a ...

Introduction to Azure Key Vault for SQL Server 22 Nov 2016
What is it Azure Key Vault is a feature available in Microsoft Azure which can be used to manage and store keys that are used to encrypt your data. A big benefit to using Azure Key Vault is that the process of managing and maintaining your keys is completely streamlined; Keys can be created very ...

PowerBI Optimisation P3– Extracting and Source Controlling PowerBI Data Models 17 Nov 2016
Source Control – once seen as “something proper developers do” – has been an integral part of the way business intelligence developers work for a long time now. The very idea of building a report, data model or database without applying some kind of source control actually pains me slightly. ...