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Cloud Services Used to Be Really Dumb w/ Eric Vigesaa

In today’s episode, we welcome Eric Vigesaa of Microsoft to the show. Rob describes Eric as one of the rare breeds that enjoy the excitement of building an emergency solution. Someone who prefers a shorter distance between the software and the problem. The closer he is to impact, the more satisfying the solution becomes to him. Sardonically, Eric is also like the groundhog of Microsoft, emerging from IT, looking around, seeing the shadow, and returning back to IT: empowered, passionate, and skilled. Eric describes his non-IT time as an evolutionary course that allowed him to explore and grow his aptitude.

Written by on September 27, 2022

The Cloud is Powered by People w/ Jeff DeVerter

Have you ever been curious about what moving to the cloud really means? Is it a one-and-done move or is it more? Today’s guest, Jeff DeVerter, Chief Technology Evangelist of RackSpace, breaks down the cloud, cloud-based services, and how it can impact your business. From an engineering point of view to the creation of a supply chain for data, Jeff describes the trends and implications facing ingress, egress, and utilization of the ever-growing volume of data that companies curate.

Written by on September 6, 2022

Setting Up For Success w/David McKinnis

Today we welcome David McKinnis of Tech DNA to the show. David is Microsoft alumni from the days before the development of Darwin, the software that revolutionized install, uninstall, and repair for Windows-supported programs. Prior to Rob and Dave’s work on Darwin, software installation was a long and cumbersome project that often-included multiple floppy disks, and the patience of a saint and Windows uninstall was rarely considered. Post Darwin, those tasks are often taken for granted.

Written by on August 30, 2022

“MVPness” Doesn’t Sound Quite Right w/ MS MVP Ed Hansberry

With a background in finance and a history of great communication and a passion for problem-solving, Ed Hansberry, an Assistant Director with P3 Adaptive, embodies the spirit of P3 Adaptive. Ed was recently awarded his 13th Microsoft MVP Award so of course, we wanted to know more about his achievement, his passions, his adaptability, and most of all, his insights on change so we invited him to join us today for a chat.

Written by on July 19, 2022

Actuaries Put the “X” in DAX, w/Philip Trick

Have you ever wondered what an actuary is? If so, you are not alone. Over the past several years, the actuary programs at universities nationwide have seen exponential growth, thanks in part to an outreach program called Be An Actuary supported by P3 Adaptive’s Principal Consultant and today’s special guest, Philip Trick. Philip is a rarity in the data world. He found his data gene all the way back in high school and has continued to add additional skills as software has evolved to reduce or remove monotonous tasks such as data cleansing and repetitive calculations. While he came to Power BI and Power Query late in the game, he has become an ardent supporter of the Power Platform’s ability to handle complex data and calculations.

Written by on July 5, 2022

Office’s Relevance to the Power Platform Crowd, w/ Tristan Davis

On today’s episode, we sit down with Tristan Davis, Product Manager at Microsoft for the Office Platform…the person in charge of the team in charge of extensibility and advancement of the Office Suite of programs shares some insight and exciting news about the current path and the future of the most commonly used platform.  You will hear about security, advancements, and maybe even a secret reveal or two from the upcoming BUILD announcements.  Exciting news is coming for increasing both productivity and security in the new virtual workplace of Office 365.

Written by on May 17, 2022

Going Bananas for Data, w/ Jeff Lingen

It seems fitting for the week of Saint Patrick’s Day to include some Shamrocks. This week, we welcome to the show, Jeff Lingen from Shamrock Foods Company. Boasting 15+ years of data management and BI development, Jeff is the Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics and a coder of DAX from way back. Today Jeff gives us the inside scoop on his data origin story of escaping the data drudgery behind finance and moving into the analytics field and beyond.

Written by on March 15, 2022

From FP&A to Global Director of Data, w/ Khaled Chowdhury

In this episode, we learn the inside secrets to creating an internal Power BI community within an organization from none other than Khaled Chowdhury, Global Director, Data & Analytics with CMC Materials. Khaled is one of the doers who took what he learned from training, rode the excitement after class, and achieved buy-in at his company by tackling a huge project using a free resource over a weekend. When the powers that be were shown his quick, agile, and cost-effective results compared to the expensive, labor-intensive method formerly used by the company, they were sold!

Written by on February 22, 2022

Falling Iguanas and Fantastic Intelligence, w/ Priscilla Camp

Today, on Raw Data by P3 Adaptive, our special guest is Priscilla Camp, tech blogger, Power BI enthusiast, user group leader, and data diva.  Joining us from sunny Orlando Florida, Priscilla shares her Accidental DBA story. Like so many others, she began her evolutionary process in IT where she learned there are better, frictionless methods to fine tune data. Now, her skills are shared via her I.T. Data Diva blog to help others navigate the process. Also on this episode, we get her take on mixed use of SQL and M to cleanse and transform data. Her advice to SQL users: Always use Power Query for dates. You can find Priscilla on Twitter @ITDataDiva.

Written by on February 8, 2022