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Customization and efficiency have always been important to businesses. To some it may seem obvious, but in reality, these two software features are frequently overlooked.
Akvelon is proud to have worked on two new releases from Microsoft which were made available last week. The first, Azure Analysis Services Web Designer, efficiently brings the capabilities of AAS right to your web browser. The second, the Power KPI add-on for Power BI, which contains some truly powerful customization capabilities.
At the Microsoft Data Insights Summit in June of this year, Josh Caplan of Microsoft announced the Azure Analysis Services Web Designer with a demo of its features.
Released last week, this new product provides enhancements to the Azure Analysis Services experience by allowing users to easily update their production models on a daily basis with the most relevant information to everyone on an account, all through a web browser. Users can also tune existing models through a web browser and still incorporate Power BI, Excel, and Visual Studio within the models.
Model creation, model editing and queries are the three major capabilities featured in this first release. SQL Server Data Tools and SQL Server Management Studio are still main tools for development, but the AAS Web Designer is great for using existing SQL data for simple changes, starting new models, or adding new measures to a development or production model.
This has already proved to be an efficient tool and more functionality will be released each month, make sure to watch for more soon.
The power KPI add-on to Power BI was also recently released, it brings a new level of customization to KPI indicators. Power KPI allows for visualizing key performance indicators while allowing users to customize everything from the titles, data points, hover-over tooltips, colors, font sizes, labels and more. Charts also auto-scale when resizing.
Developers from Akvelon did an incredible job working with Microsoft to create this beautiful presentation tool.
Power KPI is a great way to present KPIs that look great, plain and simple. Watch the video below to see for yourself.
This has been a great year for Akvelon. 2017 has was full of growth, conferences, product releases and we’re excited to continue our growth into 2018. Most of all, we are thankful for everyone of you who have helped us succeed this year. We appreciate every employee, client, and partner and we look forward to furthering our success together next year.
We came into 2017 with a growth goal of 25% but thanks to onboarding many new clients such as Reddit, Pinterest, Valant and more, we exceeded this goal and ended with 27% growth. We also expanded into the San Francisco Bay Area with a new office location and grew our company to over 500 employees.
Local and National conferences were also a large focus for us this year. The GeekWire Sports Tech Summit and CloudExpo were two which stuck out. We demoed our augmented reality MiniGolf game which our developers created for the Microsoft HoloLens. Several people stopped by our booth to play the game and compete with other attendees for the best score.
Rush and Jeremiah at the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit
In November, we attended CloudExpo conference in the Bay Area and our resident Internet of Things expert presented in a session about Intelligent Bots and managing a smart home from the Cloud. The audience and attendees were incredible and we look forward to attending several conferences in 2018.
Next year will be a period of more growth and investment. Technologies such as machine learning, security and compliance, data analytics, data visualizations and blockchain will be getting more focus along with our other areas of expertise.
The San Francisco area will see an increased investment as we continue to grow our presence around the Bay as we attend more conferences and grow our client base. In addition to the West Coast investments, we will also be looking to the East Coast to setup a new office and onoboard new clients.
Thank you all for your loyalty and trust in 2017. We wouldn’t be where we are without our amazing clients, partners, and employees. Here’s to a great 2018!
A team of Akvelon employees competed in the NASA SpaceApps Challenge and won the Best Use of Hardware award! Read more.
We’re proud to be collaborating with Microsoft to implement the newly released Sports Performance Platform to professional sports teams around the globe. Read more.
New technology was presented at Microsoft Data Insights Summit which will help in player injury prevention through through the use of data and visualization. Read more.
Check out all the cool stuff we are doing in the video below.
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