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Posted by Andy Brown on 29 January 2018
If you're trying to project your screen at the front of a class, the Windows Magnifier lets people see what you're doing more easily.
Posted by Andy Brown on 23 January 2018
This blog summarises the main new features of SQL Server for non-administrators (that is, most of us). Most parts of SQL Server get minor changes at best, but SSAS Tabular 2017 gets a host of major improvements.
Posted by Andy Brown on 19 January 2018
Visual Studio 2017 includes some clever new quick coding features, better debugging and a much better installation routine, as this blog explains.
Posted by Andy Brown on 15 January 2018
We've revamped our Excel course offerings, to include a new one-day Intermediate Excel course to sit between our introduction and advanced courses.
Posted by Andy Brown on 11 January 2018
This month introduces a smorgasbord of small but useful updates, including the ability to hide pages, colour data labels and to set the anchor (from) date for a relative date slicer.
Posted by Andy Brown on 04 January 2018
If you get data in pivot (two-dimensional) form, you can unpivot it to get the underlying rows, and hence produce charts and visuals. This blog shows how!
Posted by Andy Brown on 04 January 2018
Field descriptions anyone? This is a fairly minor update, although we like responsive horizontal slicers, and there are some exciting things coming up in preview mode.
Posted by Andy Brown on 22 December 2017
Introduced in Visual Studio, string interpolation allows you to linking different C# expressions contained in curly parentheses, with everything preceded by a dollar sign. This blog explains how to use this handy new short-cut.
Posted by Andy Brown on 11 December 2017
In addition to computer training, Andy Brown is also an addict of the Times Crossword. In this blog Andy takes a break from blogging on software to list his 12 favourites clues from the last 5 years of puzzles.
Posted by Andy Brown on 08 December 2017
Did you know that you can automatically generate multiple versions of a pivot table, with each one configured to filter by a different item? We didn't - this blog is an attempt to apologise for our oversight!
Posted by Andy Brown on 29 November 2017
This short blog explains how you can copy and paste the steps of a query that you've created in Power Query (within Power BI Desktop). The steps also work for queries created in Power Query within Excel.
Posted by Andy Brown on 23 November 2017
With SQL Server 2012 came the power not just to use pre-defined code snippets, but also to create your own - this blog explains how.
Posted by Andy Brown on 15 November 2017
There's not too much to whet the appetite here: most of the changes are extensions to existing features, such as conditional formatting and column-by-example.
Posted by Andy Brown on 10 November 2017
You can now test your knowledge of software without leaving our website. The new site is nicer-looking, quicker and more secure, and above all gives much better reports (and makes them easier to save and share).
Posted by Andy Brown on 09 October 2017
On the minus side, the changes introduced in this update (mainly a selection pane and spotlight facility) are tiny, but on the plus side there is a huge new feature (bookmarks) waiting in the wings in preview mode.
Posted by Andy Brown on 12 September 2017
The September 2017 Power BI Desktop update introduces ribbon charts, a feature to explain the increase or decrease for any chart point and a drill-through feature allowing you to temporarily switch to a summary page.
Posted by Andy Brown on 01 September 2017
There's now much more point in creating an account on our website, as it enables you not only to post to our forums, but also to get a monthly newsletter. This blog explains what the new options are, and how to get at them.
Posted by Andy Brown on 25 August 2017
Step-by-step instructions for how to show on your LinkedIn profile proof of the Wise Owl courses that you've attended.
Posted by Andy Brown on 21 August 2017
Need to get tables of data into Excel from a website? There's no need to write lots of VBA code to scrape the site - just use Power Query to create a live link to the relevant page(s).