Microsoft Data Insights Summit is almost here!

Just a quick note to let my guests and regular readers know I will be at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit next week.?http://datainsightssummit.com/ I am really looking forward to the event and just dropped a blog post over at my?AKA home. Read more about why we are going and how you can still benefit even …

Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics 2016

Microsoft in Leaders Quadrant…Again! As I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago?http://www.michaelhammons.com/gartner-magic-quadrant-for-bi-and-analytics-2015/ the latest?Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics 2016 has been officially released. If you didn?t catch last year?s MQ, here is a link: Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics 2015 And here is a link to the 2016 version: …

Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics 2015

Microsoft in Leaders Quadrant It’s almost that time again and we shall soon see the Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics 2016. If you didn’t catch last year’s MQ, here is a link: Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics 2015 I will paraphrase the highlights of their assessment below. In Gartner’s view (and …

Power BI Is Going to be Huge

I just have to say, that Microsoft Power BI is completely awesome and amazing.? I?ll explain more in upcoming posts, but it just keeps getting better; almost on a daily basis. Quite simply:? Power BI, is going to be huge, just huge, and I’m mean enormously huge. For those of you who don’t know me, …

CRMUG Dynamic Duo Series: Power Up Your CRM with Power BI

Join Me for this CRMUG Webinar Thursday, November 19, 2015 (2:00 PM) to Thursday, November 19, 2015 (3:00 PM) (Eastern Time) CRMUG Virtual Event Sign up here:?http://bit.ly/1HP8Md9? Description Speakers In this CRMUG OneSource Dynamic Duo series webinar, you will learn about the powerful out of the box integration functionality available with Power BI and Dynamics …

Mobility Leads List of Top Digital Priorities

Mobility Leads List of C-Level Top Priorities CIO Insights just posted one of their slideshows. ?You can view the slideshow of the survey results here: CIO Insight Mobile Priority Survey The slideshow?is from an Accenture survey that shows mobility leads the list of top digital priorities. The survey, of nearly 1,500 global C-level executives, found …

Power BI for Office 365

Power BI for Office 365 Here is a quick update from an announcement made at the Microsoft WPC (Worldwide Partner Conference). Power BI for Office 365 is a self-service business intelligence (BI) solution delivered through Excel and Office 365. Power BI users have data analysis and visualization capabilities to identify business insights from their on-premises …

Why Is Quality Data Key To Today?s Medical Device Industry Trends?

Why Is Quality Data Key To Today’s Medical Device Industry Trends? Medtronic always has been at the forefront of medical device industry trends. In a recent interview on MassDevice.com, Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak explains the need that a lot of life sciences companies have to prove the overall economic value of their technologies. One of …

Microsoft Convergence 2013 – Summary

  Microsoft Convergence 2013 was held in wonderful New Orleans (NOLA), LA, March 18th-21st. If you would like to see my tweets from New Orleans, go here: http://www.michaelhammons.com/convergence-2013/ The following are a few highlights from Convergence 2013: Let’s start with growth. Microsoft announced at Convergence 2013 the latest Microsoft Dynamics CRM adoption numbers, with more …

Opening KeyNote – Notes from Houston – Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2012

A jam packed day of great sessions. The opening keynotes featured Kirill Tatarinov, President of the Microsoft Business Solutions Division (MBS) and Kevin Turn, COO. This is the biggest Convergence yet with over 10,000 attendees. There is a palpable excitement at this event. People are really jazzed to be at the event this year. Kirill …