Five Minute Dashboards

Mike at Data Pig Technologies must have got some Christmas present he didn’t want because he’s having a giveaway.

The task is simple. Start with some prepared data and create a fully functional dashboard/report in 5 minutes or less.

To participate in this contest, you can submit a video of you building out a report or dashboard. All videos will be loaded to an official 5-Minute Challenge YouTube Playlist.

I think there are more prizes than there were a few days ago when I first read that post. Here’s a taste:

First Prize

XBox One

Second Prize

Fitbit Charge Heart Fitness Wristband

Third Prize

Amazon Fire Tablet

And much more. Visit for all the details and updates.

A winner of the Microsoft BI PowerView contest

Microsoft’s BI group is running a contest on using PowerView to answer business questions about one of its demo datasets. More than anything it’s knowing how to use the PowerView GUI to build the appropriate query because the winner is the first person to reply with the correct answer. In any case, I won today’s 4pm question.

Microsoft BI ‏ @MicrosoftBI
Congrats to @tusharm10 who is the final winner of the #MSPV contest today! Thank you everybody for playing; new set of questions coming Tue!

I wonder when (if?) PowerView will find its way to Excel.

For all the tweets regarding the contest search Twitter for #MSPV.

And, yes, to enter the contest I had to create a Twitter account. You can find me at @tusharm10

PowerView contest details:

Tushar Mehta