About The Author

Melissa Coates

Melissa is a former Principal Architect with BlueGranite. Melissa is a Data Platform MVP and volunteers with the Charlotte BI Group in North Carolina. To learn more about BI, data warehousing, and data lake development, please also visit Melissa’s personal blog at


Power BI, Modern BI

Why Power BI Shared Datasets are Critical to a Self-Service BI Implementation

Data Lake, Modern Data Platform, Azure

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2: 10 Things You Need to Know

Modern Data Platform

Is Azure SQL Data Warehouse a Good Fit? (Updated)

Modern Data Platform

Top 5 Strategic Considerations for Choosing Architecture Components in Azure

Modern Data Platform

Is Azure SQL Data Warehouse a Good Fit?

Strategy, Modern Data Platform, Modern BI

Overview of Microsoft BI Reporting Tool Integration

Modern Data Platform

Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade Your Analytics Environment to SQL Server 2016

Power BI

Tour of the Power BI Ecosystem

Modern Data Platform

Azure Data Catalog: Improve Your BI Program Effectiveness

Modern BI

What the Pyramid Analytics Partnership Means for Power BI

Data Visualization

Video: Selecting a Reporting or Data Visualization Tool

Modern Data Platform, SSRS

7 Use Cases for Datazen

Tips for Navigating the Power BI Preview Site

Power BI, Modern BI

Big Changes - What You Need to Know About the Power BI Preview

Modern BI

What Type of Self-Service BI Culture Do You Wish to Cultivate?

Power BI, Modern BI

What Types of Projects to Consider for Microsoft Power BI

Modern BI

Overview of Microsoft Capabilities for Self-Service BI Users

Modern BI

The Role of Power Users in a Self-Service BI Initiative


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