Webinar 10/23: Advanced data prep with Power BI dataflows for unified data and powerful insights

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Webinar covering Power BI advanced data prep with dataflows—a suite self-service low-code/no-code features and capabilities for business analysts to easily process and unify their data and store it in Azure-based data-lake storage.

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/webinar-10-23-advanced-data-prep-with-power-bi-dataflows-for-unified-data-and-powerful-insights/

 

Machine Reading at Scale – Transfer Learning for Large Text Corpuses

This post is authored by Anusua Trivedi, Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft.

This post builds on the MRC Blog where we discussed how machine reading comprehension (MRC) can help us “transfer learn” any text. In this post, we introduce the notion of and the need for machine reading at scale, and for transfer learning on large text corpuses.

Introduction

Machine reading for question answering has become an important testbed for evaluating how well computer systems understand human language. It is also proving to be a crucial technology for applications such as search engines and dialog systems. The research community has recently created a multitude of large-scale datasets over text sources including:

Wikipedia (WikiReading, SQuAD, WikiHop). News and newsworthy articles (CNN/Daily Mail, NewsQA, RACE). Fictional stories (MCTest, CBT, NarrativeQA). General web sources (MS MARCO, TriviaQA, SearchQA).

These new datasets have, in turn, inspired an even wider array of new question answering systems.

In the MRC blog post, we trained and tested different MRC algorithms on these large datasets. We were able to successfully transfer learn smaller text excepts using these pretrained MRC algorithms. However, when we tried creating a QA system for the Gutenberg book corpus (English only) using these…

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Power BI Report Server release timing update

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Power BI Report Server was first launched in June 2017 as our on-premises server product, giving customers the ability to adopt Power BI today while preserving their flexibility to move to the Power BI cloud service in the future. Since then, we’ve seen customers rapidly adopt and rollout this product in their organizations.

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-report-server-release-timing-update/

 

Webinar 10/18 Group Program Manager, Josh Caplan, and the Power BI team host an Ask Anything around managing and monitoring Power BI Premium

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This webinar is dedicated to answering your questions around monitoring and managing and Power BI Premium.

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/webinar-10-18-group-program-manager-josh-caplan-and-the-power-bi-team-host-an-ask-anything-around-managing-and-monitoring-power-bi-premium/

 

Power BI Desktop October 2018 Feature Summary

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This month’s update for Power BI Desktop filled with both small and large improvements across the entire product. One huge update is support in the Power BI service for both our composite model and aggregation previews. This really enables you to start using these preview features end-to-end for your normal reports. We also have two significant data prep features this month as well: fuzzy matching capabilities when merging queries and data profiling to help identify quality issues.

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-october-2018-feature-summary/

 

See the Power platform in action at the Las Vegas Company Store Nov 8th

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If you happen to be in Las Vegas November 8th make sure and visit Charles Sterling for his session at the Microsoft Company Store:

An all demo view of Microsoft’s new Power platform

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/see-the-power-platform-in-action-at-the-las-vegas-company-store-nov-8th/

 

Webinar 10/16: Build Impactful Financial Dashboards Using Microsoft Power BI with Avi Singh

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Power BI MVP and crowd Favorite Avi Singh will be presenting: Building Impactful Financial Dashboards Using Microsoft Power BI Webinar 10/16

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/webinar-10-16-build-impactful-financial-dashboards-using-microsoft-power-bi-with-avi-singh/

 

Power Bat – How Spektacom is Powering the Game of Cricket with Microsoft AI

A special guest post by cricket legend and founder of Spektacom Technologies, Anil Kumble. This post was co-authored by Tara Shankar Jana, Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft.

While cricket is an old sport with a dedicated following of fans across the globe, the game has been revolutionized in the 21st century with the advent of the Twenty20 format. This shorter format has proven to be very popular, resulting in a massive growth of interest in the game and a big fan following worldwide. This has, in turn, led to increased competitiveness and the desire on the part of both professionals and amateurs alike to take their game quality to the next level.

As the popularity of the game has increased, so have innovative methods of improving batting techniques. This has resulted in a need for data-driven assistance for players, information that will allow them to digitally assess their quality of game.

Spektacom was born from the idea of using non-intrusive sensor technology to harness data from “power bats” and using that data to power insights driven by the cloud and artificial intelligence.

Before we highlight how Spektacom built this solution using Microsoft AI, there are a couple…

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Deep dive in the organizational custom visuals

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Custom visuals bring great value to your organization. By using tailor-made visuals, enterprises can tell their own story and visualize data in the best way!
In some organizations custom visuals are even more important – they might be necessary to convey specific data or insights unique to the organization, they may have special data requirements, or they may highlight private business methods.
Such organizations need to develop their own custom visuals, using the Power BI opensource custom visuals framework. Or find a consultancy service offered by one of our partners. Where organizations can get the custom visuals implemented and designed only for their own use.
Such organizations want to share those private visuals throughout their organization, and make sure they are properly maintained and delivered to everyone in the organization.
Power BI organizational custom visuals let organizations do just that.

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/deep-dive-in-the-organizational-custom-visuals/