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Our Special Interest Group Turns 5!
At 5 years old, the Enterprise Data Warehouse Business Intelligence Special Interest Group is perhaps starting to grow into it's ever-so-long name, and is also one of Information Management's oldest communities. Hundreds of you from around the University have helped grow EDW understanding and usage - in fact by over 3600% on the reporting front, as depicted by our birthday candle visualization to the right.
All University staff are welcome to participate in the SIG - just join our mailing list to stay informed of EDW activity and upcoming meetings.
UW Tableau Pilot Update and Tableau Demo on April 25
UW's Pilot of Tableau data visualization software began in November and will wrap up in mid-summer. On Thursday, April 25, 75 UW staff attended a presentation which shared updates on the Pilot and demoed features of Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server. Get the presentation slide deck and watch the presentation and demo online.
Learn more about the pilot, including ways you can stay informed about pilot activities and get started exploring data with Tableau today.
EDW's Academic Data Store (UWSDBDataStore) Reorg on May 4
The EDW's Academic Data Store, also known as UWSDBDataStore, will be reorganized as a result of the mainframe Student Data Base (SDB) reorg. The SDB reorg is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th and the UWSDBDataStore reorg is scheduled for Sunday, May 5. The changes resulting from the reorg will be available in UWSDBDataStore on Monday, May 6th.
Tableau data visualization software available to students and faculty via UWare
Tableau data visualization software is based on breakthrough technology from Stanford University that lets you drag and drop to analyze data. Users can connect to data in a few clicks, then visualize and create interactive dashboards with a few more and then easily share with Tableau Public. Visual analytics is at the core of the Tableau experience. Users must be able to ask questions and see data in meaningful ways in order to understand it. With traditional business intelligence, users have been challenged to easily visualize data and spot trends that answer their own questions.
Tableau offers full-time students free access to Tableau Desktop through the Tableau for Students program. Alternatively, UW faculty members can request a group license for a specific class through the Tableau for Teaching program.
Using EDW Data was a featured topic at the first UW Code Camp
Through a grass roots vote, 4 topics were selected to be featured at the 1st UW Code Camp - Using Enterprise Data Warehouse Data was one of those. EDW staff and subject matter experts from around the university fielded questions from 60 attendees.
Couldn't make it to Code Camp? Visit the EDW training site for more info on existing training resources.
And to learn more about Code Camp, visit the wiki for more information on how it got started and how the topics were selected.
EDW Access & Use Agreement Updated
A new version of Information Management's Access & Use Agreement takes effect today in support of updated UW policies. EDW reports are covered by this Agreement, so next time you log into run reports you will be prompted to accept the new Agreement. A preview version of the Agreement is available here.
EDW released My_Reports
The one-stop shop for your reports is now available! Go straight to the reports that matter most to you using the new My_Reports report. This helpful report contains links to all reports you've run during the timeframe of your choice. You can sort by report folder, report name, run frequency, and run date. Try it out today!.
Modifications to Academic Report Names and Descriptions
The Office of the Registrar in partnership with UWIT and other departments is modifying the names and descriptions of several online academic reports hosted through the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). These report names and descriptions will be updated during Autumn quarter. For more information please visit the Registrar's blog. Questions about updates to reports can be directed to Randy Byers.
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