About Show #559
How do you do your business intelligence? While at DevIntersection in Las Vegas, Richard sat down with Jason Himmelstein to talk about PowerBI, the latest reporting and analytics tool from Microsoft. Jason talks about how PowerBI fits into Azure and Office365, but today there is also the PowerBI Reporting Server, which is an advanced version of SQL Server Reporting Services that runs on-premises. This leads to a discussion about how you build a hybrid reporting solution between the cloud and your own data services. Lots of good thinking around business intelligence!
Jason Himmelstein is a Microsoft Office Servers & Services MVP & an ITPro Solutions Architect with more than 20 years of experience working with Microsoft and related technologies. With a passion for technology, Jason has spent the past several years dedicated to SharePoint & Office 365 becoming a recognized expert in the field. Jason has successfully architected solutions for up to 120,000 users and maintains an active speaking schedule, addressing conferences around the world. In May 2015 he joined Rackspace where is the Technical Strategy Director. He leads a team of amazing Rackers and helps customers through the innovative use of technology.
Jason is the author of the O’Reilly book “Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint”. He also is one of the organizers of multiple Users Groups and SharePoint Saturdays, co-host of the BIFocal.show podcast, and has served as the SharePoint/Office 365 Track Chair for several national conferences. Outside of this crazy working world he is a happily married father of two boys, a die-hard Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs fan.