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Power Pivot Dashboards

powerpivotdashboardwithDO

It was a sunny day last Wednesday, but our instructor Doug Ortiz spent it indoors giving a great presentation on Power Pivot Dashboards. As the moderator of this event, I also spent the time inside watching how to turn data into compelling graphical representations so you can impress your colleagues in those “we have the data but we don’t know what it means” meetings.

Those who joined us for this event saw Doug show us how to can create Dashboards, Pivot Charts, Pivot Tables and Power Views. At the end of the one hour session, Doug answered lots of good questions from the attendees. If you didn’t get a chance to ask your question, you can always e-mail webinar@learnnowonline.com and I’ll be sure your question gets to Doug.

Now for those of you who spent your time outside, or missed our webinar because there was something “more important” to do, you can find the replay in our webinar archive. You can also watch our past events, or sign up for the next webinar with Mike Benkovich and learn about Avoiding Hacker Tricks.

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BrianBlogpicBrian Ewoldt is the Project Manager for LearnNowOnline. Brian joined the team in 2008 after 13 years of working for the computer gaming industry as a producer/project manager. Brian is responsible for all production of courses published by LearnNowOnline. In his spare time, Brian enjoys being with his family, watching many forms of racing, racing online, and racing Go-Karts.

Hadoop and Power Pivot courses in the works

Doug Ortiz, PowerPivot instructor

Doug Ortiz, Power Pivot instructor

We here in the LearnNowOnline production department have been busy with back-to-back shoots for two popular technologies that help you manage and analyze your data.

Barry Solomon was here covering Hadoop. Hadoop is a syntax based OS and application used to manage large data files. By large I mean data files that gets into terabytes of size. With many new ways of covering data these days it gets more and more important that companies have a way to manage this large amount of data. Hadoop works from a VM and then is used to connect to the database files. The course we’re working on will cover the “why” and “how” for Hadoop.

Last week we began production on our Power Pivot fundamentals courses with Doug Ortiz. Once you have all that data mentioned above, how do you use it effectively? Power Pivot helps a company to analyze that data. It is an add-on for Excel and can be run in a SharePoint environment. Power Pivot gives users the ability to import millions of lines of data from several database sources. Once the data is in Excel, a company then can use the Excel’s tools to help sort the data and use the analytical capabilities, such as Data Analysis Expressions (DAX).

Our new courses for Hadoop and Power Pivot are scheduled to be released in July. Watch our web site for more information.

About the Author

BrianBlogpicBrian Ewoldt is the Project Manager for LearnNowOnline. Brian joined the team in 2008 after 13 years of working for the computer gaming industry as a producer/project manager. Brian is responsible for all production of courses published by LearnNowOnline. In his spare time, Brian enjoys being with his family, watching many forms of racing, racing online, and racing Go-Karts.