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  • Microsoft Certifications Goals– Can a Excel/Power BI guy Achieve this???

    For the past few months I’ve been getting more and more serious about my business and the certifications that I hold.

    So far I’ve been able to accomplish the ones below as an individual:

    MCSA: BI Reporting - Certified 2017Microsoft Certified Trainer 2018-2019

    and just a few weeks ago I was able to have my company (Powered Solutions) attain the Silver Data Analytics Competency:

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    With that in mind, I’ve been thinking about the next steps that I need to take in order to have my company be a Gold Partner and in order to make that happen I need to have enough customer references (those are ready to go!) and I also need to have enough professionals in my organization that have the correct certifications – starting with myself.

    My next goal: Become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Data Management and Analytics

  • UPDATE: 2nd edition of ‘M is for Data Monkey’

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    As you may already know, Ken Puls and myself wrote a book called ‘M is for Data Monkey’ almost 3 years ago and we’ve been working thoroughly on the 2nd edition of that to keep the content up to date and relevant.

    We’ve got some news to share with you guys about the development of this book and when it’ll arrive to your favorite book store. Before we get into the this, we would like to cover some aspects as to why it has taken us so far to release this book.

  • Notes about the Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2018

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    Last week was a busy week! Had the pleasure of flying over from Panama to the US for the first time and meeting tons of cool people for the very first time. One of them being my partner Ken Puls whom I’ve worked with for the past few years and yes – that was the first time that we actually met in person, how crazy is that?

    Furthermore, that was ALSO the first time that I met Rob Collie who I’ve also worked with for quite a few years!!

    In the event that you want to watch the session “From 0 to [M]ax: M language deep dive’’ that I did at the Summit, you can click on the button below to watch the VOD:

    Watch the VOD of my Session

    I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the event and who reads this blog or watches any of my videos. It is thanks to you that I’m able to do things like these and I hope that you guys enjoyed the event as much as I did.

  • Improved Web Scraping Experience

    A lot of things have happened in the last couple of days. I’m for the first time in my life in Seattle spending some quality time with people that I’ve never met in my life other than through the power of the internet. It’s a nice feeling to finally put a face to a name that you always see on your inbox.

    I’ll be speaking later today, but I had to get this post out to the world as soon as possible.

    I’ve covered the new Web Scraping experience before in here, and talking with the product team today at the Business Applications Summit they (Ehren specifically) told me that they just updated and improved the experience, so he showed me a demo and I took home my homework so I could implement what he showed me on my own dataset

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