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Power BI Updates: What you should know (July 2020)

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Branden Cecil

As always, another month means another great update of Power BI from the Microsoft team. The new updates are full of cool features ranging from report features, visual updates, to modeling changes. Some are simpler, while others are a big change in the Power BI universe. In this blog post, I will take an in-depth look at some of the updates this month while also referencing other updates. NOTE: It may be helpful to have had some exposure to Power BI before continuing to read this.

5 things to consider in Power BI report design

Posted on June 23, 2020 by Branden Cecil

Report building in Power BI to some, is viewed as a work of art. To be a successful report builder, you should not only think about the design of the report, but should also focus on how the solution will be viewed in different aspects by the end-users. In this blog post, I will be exploring some of these ideas and how to think more about the end-users.

3 things you should know about Microsoft's Power BI updates (May 2020)

Posted on June 16, 2020 by Branden Cecil

How easy is it to see an update in Power BI? Well, it’s easy to see posts about what is being changed or added, but it may be more difficult to understand the changes and know what they will do. Reading something and understanding something are two completely different things. In this blog post, I’ll take an in-depth look at a few of Microsoft's latest updates to the Power BI platform. It may be helpful to have had a fair amount of exposure to the Power BI platform before reading this post.

Day in the life--Financial services

Posted on June 02, 2020 by Casey Louisiana
Ever wonder what a day in the life of a financial services professional is like? With cloud email, partners can manage their business on the go and safeguard customer data. With Outlook, features like FindTime make it easy to identify gaps in schedules and set meetings, saving valuable time. Beyond Impact and Microsoft want you to have access to professional cloud email for your mobile and agile business. Contact us today to learn more.

The chief data officer's guide to an AI strategy

Posted on June 02, 2020 by Casey Louisiana
AI technology is still a budding industry. Every day, we hear a variety of fantastic application success stories. But with so many applications, and this sense of limitless untapped potential, many businesses are not yet sure what AI means for them. This article will help decision makers, such as Chief Data Officers, with their evaluation of how best to capitalize on the capabilities of AI to benefit their businesses.

Customer story: With Microsoft AI, Comics go head to head at the Laugh Battle

Posted on June 01, 2020 by Casey Louisiana
At the National Comedy Center, the only way to crown one comedian the undisputed winner of the Laugh Battle is to use Microsoft's Face API technology to see who cracks up first--cracks up laughing, that is. Check out this video to learn more about a surprising application of AI technology you might not have considered before.

Don't be busy, be productive. How governance is the key to successful virtual communication.

Posted on June 01, 2020 by Sarah Meier

We all know that there are certain risks when it comes to working virtually, away from the office. There are genuine concerns about the reduction in productivity, lack of employee engagement, and plenty of chances for miscommunication. While there are plenty of pitfalls, it is important to consider the pitfalls as opportunities for improvement. Believe it or not, productivity not only can be sustained but improved while employees work virtually. Before I answer how productivity can be improved, we must take a look at the causes of communication failures, according to 4 Common Communication Failures (And How to Fix Them). As this article points out, there are 4 main types of communication failures:

What is a composable infrastructure?

Posted on May 27, 2020 by Casey Louisiana
There are a lot of benefits of having a composable infrastructure. Resources can be reconfigured to make up the infrastructure environment each workload needs. A developer can request VMs with any combination of compute, network, and storage capacity. At Beyond Impact LLC, we can help you create and optimize the infrastructure you need to achieve more. Contact us today to learn more about your different infrastructure options and how we can help you implement them.

Why Cloud (By Default) Gives You Security You Couldn't Afford Otherwise

Posted on May 26, 2020 by Casey Louisiana
Regardless of your industry, security should be a top concern. That's what makes moving to the cloud so attractive for IT pros. The increased mobility, flexibility, and ability to go serverless all have their place but the default security upgrade you receive by moving to the cloud is undeniably one of the greatest benefits. Microsoft and Beyond Impact LLC can help you find the solution that's right for your organization. Contact us today to find out more.

Customer story: TransBlue

Posted on May 26, 2020 by Casey Louisiana
Flexibility and mobility are important for any businesses operating in today's digital age. Especially for small businesses. Without a robust IT department, TransBlue took on the challenge of modernizing their workplace with Microsoft 365. With tools like Skype and Teams, they can collaborate from afar saving them time and resources. Beyond Impact LLC wants to help you modernize your workplace. Contact us today for more information on how we can help.
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