Twitter and BIG DATA Insights, feel overwhelmed? Now you can find Insights. #analytics #socialmedia #spotfire @tibco

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I’ve been using our Twitter Analytics for Excel for the last couple of years to analyze insights into social media events.  But one of the hardest parts of analyzing the data is taking the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of tweets and trying to make sense of it all.  Our Excel Analytics got me to the basics, but what I really wanted to discover were insights on a big data scale and discover something new.  What I was seeing (above) was a bunch of social media noise. Continue reading “Twitter and BIG DATA Insights, feel overwhelmed? Now you can find Insights. #analytics #socialmedia #spotfire @tibco”

Powerball insights with Microsoft Excel 2013 – Could you be a winner?

With the launch of Microsoft Office 365, we felt we needed to update a previous blog entry and show off some new stuff.  A while ago, we posted about the Powerball lottery when it was up to several hundred million dollars.  It was really interesting to see the amount of traffic driven to our blog, as we showed how you could mash-up some data using Microsoft Excel and PowerPivot.  It was a quick example and probably not our best work.

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Joining the GeekWire staff to record their weekly podcast/radio show this Friday and talk Windows 8!

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Joining GeekWire’s Todd Bishop and John Cook this Friday in the KIRO Radio studios to record their weekend show! Todd sent me an e-mail and said he had an opening this Friday and wondered if I would like to fill-in and talk about Windows 8, Extended Results and thoughts on Microsoft’s future. Well, those are my favorite topics, so I can’t wait! Continue reading “Joining the GeekWire staff to record their weekly podcast/radio show this Friday and talk Windows 8!”