Aug 2, 2022
Hello friends! On the show today, we have a special treat for you. Straight from the Outback, recorded past midnight, and punny as hell, Kerry Kolosko, freshly minted, accidental Microsoft Data Platform MVP. An avid fan of JIT learning (Just In Time) and a follower of the teachings of Google, Kerry is a self-professed technophobe whose desire to remove redundancies just won’t let her disconnect. She has a storied past of chasing answers and creating solutions. She truly is living the dream by dabbling in every interesting technology that comes her way. From Array formulas to Deneb, learning on the fly to save time and frustration is Kerry’s superpower.
That’s not all! Today, we also dig into the age-old question of what hidden fear do many Power BI users share? That great shared doubt when someone asks for the .PBIX file. The irrational trepidation. The spurt of adrenaline. What one small, inconsequential fear do most OG Dax pros share?
BADAXAPHOBIA: The fear of being judged for less attractive DAX coding.
Well, friends, we are here to tell you that it is an unfounded fear is. OG DAX was more readable, easily digestible, and inherently more interesting before it was streamlined into mere code. Rob and Kerry agree that bad DAX should enjoy a comeback, and nobody should fear embarrassment for writing human-style DAX.
All this and more on today’s episode.
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Also on this episode:
"MVPness" Doesn't Sound Quite Right w/ MS MVP Ed Hansberry
Deneb - Declarative Visualization in Power BI
What is Data May Never Die w/ Scree
Kerry Kolosko Blog - Visualisations
Leaders Need Not Be Flashy, w/ Microsoft VP Dave Gainer