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Deck for my presentation to SQL Pass Virtual BI chapter April 2012

Deck for my presentation to SQL Pass Virtual BI chapter April 2012

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  • Main site link - client download - to sign up for the cloud-service -
  • Blog on how to consume data from Windows Azure Data Market –
  • Example of doing column-based lookup - of de-duplication - of merge -
  • From MSDN - the language specification from here -
  • As feeds in VS -
  • Team blog - to videos - blog on Data Explorer -
  • For more classes from DevelopMentor
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    • 1. Microsoft Data Explorer Toward Data Craftsmanship @LynnLangit April 2012 for SQL PASS Virtual BI Chapter
    • 2. What we’ll cover What is Data Explorer Why use Data Explorer How to get Data Explorer How to create a Mashup How to work with Mashups
    • 3. What and Why of Data Explorer• Lightweight ETL tool to create data Mashups• Designed to be used by subject matter experts• Local (desktop) –or- Cloud-hosted Discover Enrich Publish
    • 4. How do I get Data Explorer?• Download and use the Desktop Client – here• Use the cloud-based service – request here
    • 5. DemoGetting Data Explorer
    • 6. Cloud-interface
    • 7. Mashup Creation ProcessSelect Data Source Type & ConnectView Data from Data SourceManipulate Data(Optional) add other Data Sources and DataCombine (join) dataManipulate DataPublish Mashup
    • 8. Getting started• Create a named Mashup• Pick Data Sources to connect to…
    • 9. DemoConnecting to Data Sourceswith Data Explorer
    • 10. About connecting to Data Sources• From SharePoint Online - here• from Windows Azure Data Market - here
    • 11. Connecting vis Importing Data• Simple to complex…
    • 12. Working with the samples
    • 13. Working with your Data• Edit or Show Statistics
    • 14. DemoManipulating Datawith Data Explorer
    • 15. More Data Editing Tools• Smart editing tools• Context-sensitive• Operations – Merge (Join) • Multiple data sources – Lookup – De-duplicate
    • 16. Merging Data Sources
    • 17. Data Explorer Function Language• Right click on sheet tab (bottom) > ‘View Formulas’• Specifications available • Language (Library) • Formulas
    • 18. Working with the Mashup Results• Arrange -> by folder, user, date or source• Use -> edit, make a copy or ‘extend’ (live copy)• More -> import or ‘make snapshot’ (stored copy)• Save -> Publish
    • 19. DemoPublishing / Consuming Mashupswith Data Explorer
    • 20. Publishing Mashups (From Cloud only)
    • 21. Creating snapshots
    • 22. Consuming Mashups• From Excel• From PowerPivot• As Authenticated Feeds in Visual Studio – here – All tables must have PKs – Feed must be set to unauthenticated access – Data types must be compatible with VS
    • 23. Learn More• Data Explorer – team blog – here• ‘How-to’ videos – here• My blog on DE - here
    • 24. TeachingKidsProgramming.orgDo a Recipe  Teach a Kid (Ages 10 ++)Microsoft SmallBasic  Free Courseware (recipes)
    • 25. Keep up with BigData Follow me @LynnLangit RSS my blog Hire me •To help build your BI/Big Data solution •To teach your team next gen data solution