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7:27 AM
Morning
 
8:03 AM
Morning
I think I've just gone off reviewing.
My eyes hurt
 
8:50 AM
Yeah it seems more difficult now for sure
 
9:29 AM
I use two monitors and I now do my reviewing on the right one. It places the question and answer more central, with the "action box" to the right.
Works better
 
 
1 hour later…
10:40 AM
Can we have the old one back?
 
10:55 AM
@Colin'tHart shrugs
 
 
4 hours later…
3:21 PM
@JohnK.N. it's super annoying
you have the feeling of looking left right everywhere
and then when you click close the old popup is there anyway
 
Assuming there's a right to left variant of the SE network, I wonder if the review queue is less obnoxious for them
 
3:48 PM
Good morning
 
Has anyone ever played with SQL Server Power BI? Requirements?
 
4:03 PM
SQL Server Power BI?
 
@Lamak Thank you
But yes.
 
what? I'm kinda lost lol
 
Me too
 
but, but....
 
I was on powerbi.microsoft.com today and thought I'd figured out what I need:
- SQL Server
- SSRS
- SSAS
- Power BI Desktop
 
4:10 PM
ok
 
But.
I'm not sure
 
what do you need to do?
 
Me? Nothing.
I'm just the person researching.
Then along comes a guy and says we need SQL Server Enterprise Editoin
Me: <research> Finds nothing.
 
Are they getting a cut of the licensing costs?
 
No.
 
4:11 PM
ok, but "you guys" need that for what?
 
Internal co-worker
Analysing and displaying our Service Requests and Incidents in a nice graphical interface.
 
ok, Power BI Desktop is the designer
 
You see, he did a course in February and the teacher told them it's free. (kind of).
 
and can connect to multiple data sources
that much is free, correct
you can then upload that report to the Power BI Service. For that, you just need a valid microsoft account
that much is also free
 
But you need SSAS for some things and then it depends what some-things you need, as they differ from Standad to Enterprise Edition.
 
4:14 PM
not really, no such need for SSAS, unless something specifically for you
 
@Lamak Yes, there are a lot of free buttons on the powerbi.microsoft.com site.
 
once the report is in the Power BI Service, you can access to it privately on your browser/mobile app
 
big point in "you"
if you need someone else to see that report is when licensing starts to matter
 
Watch Modern BI capabilities in Power BI Report Server and Analysis Services
I'm ok with instaling SSRS and SSAS, but when it comes to Power BI I'm a newbie.
 
4:17 PM
but you don't need to lol
just go with me
where do you have your data
?
 
On site in a SQL Server instance's database.
Standard Edition.
SSRS not yet installed.
SSAS not installed.
Let's call it ServiceDesk
 
ok
that's more than enough, no need for SSRS nor SSAS
period, your coworker is wrong
 
I assumed as much.
But this guy was in a (Microsoft) course and the trainer said:
You need Enterprise Edition and SSAS.
So our guy is hooked on the bling-bling reports and shiny new interfaces.
 
I am a microsoft certified trainer
2
 
Cool.
 
4:22 PM
Well, certified is accurate
 
and I teach about it in post graduate courses
 
@Lamak Thanks for that.
I'll go with that then and see why our guy needs Enterprise Edition.
mentally pins Lamak's name to Microsoft Certified Trainer and BI
 
Use a 40 penny nail to physically pin it
 
lol
 
 
4 hours later…
8:28 PM
Morning!
 

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