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The Agile Movement— What It Is and What It Is Not

2021-12-20T16:19:50-07:00By |

The Agile movement is often misinterpreted and misunderstood. Agile is not something you buy or do; it is company culture, an approach, a mindset. It is essential to understand what it is, what it is not, its various forms, and how to implement it to adopt the agile mentality. This concept is why we created this guide to walk you through all aspects of agile so that you can build productive, customer-focused teams. What is Agile? Agile is a word used to describe various software development approaches, emphasizing gradual delivery, continual planning, team collaboration, and continual learning. The term [...]

Q. If you could have a superhero power, what would it be? A. Automatic aggregation in Power BI

2021-11-27T10:50:36-07:00By |

Every story with a superhero has a villain. Or in most cases a stock of villains that re-emerge in different guises over time. For the Joker, Penguin, and Riddler think of the ongoing challenges that come with digital transformation—for example, modernizing legacy apps and embracing remote working while tightening security. But who is the hero in this story? With Microsoft’s Power Platform it’s you. It’s your colleagues. It’s HR, Finance, Sales. It’s everybody. Because, with the Power Platform and its low-code functionality, every employee (regardless of technical IT expertise) has the power to fly, punch, and kick their way [...]

Analyzing and visualizing data with Power BI in real-time just got better

2021-10-12T12:52:47-06:00By |

Microsoft has introduced new data streaming functionality for Power BI. Analyzing and visualizing data with Power BI in real-time has just become quicker, easier, and more precise. And it’s got us excited here at the Bauen Group. We are longtime champions of the Microsoft Power Platform, and this new addition cements its reputation as the ultimate solution for digital transformation success. In this blog, we’ll look at how streaming dataflows with Power BI can help your business. Big news for big data If you follow our blog and others like it, you’re probably fed up with hearing how data [...]

Get agile and grow thanks to Power BI data insights

2021-08-14T16:24:40-06:00By |

In today’s world, agility is more important to businesses than it’s ever been. Facing a challenging financial climate and highly competitive markets, organizations know that everything depends on their ability to adapt and anticipate, swerve out of disaster’s way, and seize valuable new opportunities. Businesses need every advantage they can get – and that’s why many are turning to Power BI data insights to get the edge. Let’s look at why that is. But first of all, some readers may be wondering... What is Power BI? Power BI is Microsoft’s flagship business intelligence tool, designed to help organizations make [...]

Microsoft Power BI vs Excel: Rivals or partners in crime?

2021-09-29T05:51:29-06:00By |

How organizations process and analyze data is a significant competitive differentiator. Microsoft Excel has been – and still is for most business users – at the very center of these activities. But with the emergence of dedicated tools like Power BI, the tables are beginning to turn. In this article, we’ll compare the difference between Power BI and Excel. Ultimately, framing Power BI vs Excel as a rivalry is missing the point. These two tools work well together. Excel is still a go-to tool for all kinds of situations, but it can provide even greater value thanks to the [...]

How the new Power BI Teams activity app helps your productivity

2021-07-20T15:30:20-06:00By |

Over the past year Microsoft Teams has become a huge part of millions of people's lives. You will probably have attended hundreds of Teams meetings and had countless chats with your coworkers over the application. But do you know precisely how much time you are spending in Teams? Earlier this year Microsoft released a new feature that allows you to analyze teams activity with Power BI, the business analytics platform. If your company has a Power BI license, you can now gather precise information about your own personal activity in Microsoft Teams as well as that of your coworkers. [...]

How to create a culture of data-driven decision-making at your organization

2021-07-01T09:17:02-06:00By |

The Bauen Group are big fans of Power BI. So, we’ll get right to the point: your organization needs to invest in Microsoft’s Power Platform. If you are already using Microsoft technology, then you need to look at training your users so they’re able to make the most of this powerful toolkit. That’s because all the leading organizations today are prioritizing data-driven decision-making. And we believe Power BI is the best platform to build a data-driven culture. Of course, technology is just one ingredient in an organization’s culture. Let’s not forget the most important part: your people. With tools [...]

The value of business application development with Power Apps and Azure

2021-07-01T08:37:08-06:00By |

The world’s leading organizations prioritize being agile and adaptable to change. This is how they overcome market fluctuations, develop disruptive innovations, and continue to grow. In the age of the cloud and remote working, digital transformation strategies are created with agility at their core. This is where Microsoft Power Apps, the leading low-code business application development solution can play a major part in your organization’s strategy. Today, we’ll explain why low-code matters and why business application development with Power Apps can take your organization to the next level. We’ll also outline the advantage of the integration of Power Apps [...]

Strike gold with Application Insights and Power BI integration

2021-07-01T08:38:29-06:00By |

It’s often said that data is now the world’s most valuable resource. Every organization, from small local business to multinational corporation, sits on a mountain of data that is growing with each passing minute. But if “data is the new oil” how do you go about extracting it? Data visualization is just one step in helping employees make sense of data and turn “ones and zeros” into actionable insights, but it is crucial. In this blog we will look at how Microsoft Power BI makes it easier than ever for non-developers and non-IT-specialists to leverage data to achieve everyday [...]

Key business benefits of Power Apps new features roundup

2021-07-01T08:40:21-06:00By |

The great thing about Microsoft is that it is constantly improving its technology offering. With the SaaS business model, new features and updates are released on a regular basis. But, occasionally, with so many updates, it can be hard to keep on top of them all. This can mean missing out on getting the most from your Microsoft investment. In this blog, we are going to explore some of the recent new feature announcements for Microsoft Power Apps, how this adds to the value organizations can expect to enjoy from using the platform. Not only will we highlight what [...]

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