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Dan English

United States


Dan English is a Data and AI Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft and works out of Minnesota.  He is co-author of the book Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power View ( and contributing editor of Visual Intelligence: Microsoft Tools and Techniques for Visualizing Data ( Dan has been developing with Microsoft technologies since 1996 and focused on Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence since 2004. He has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5 and now focused on the Microsoft Azure technologies. 
He was on the executive team for the Minnesota SQL user group (PASSMN) in 2018/19, was the PASS Business Analytics Virtual Group Leader from 2014 through 2018, on the Leadership board for the MN Microsoft Power BI User Group (MSBIMN) from 2011 through 2016, and was the Minnesota SQL Server user group (PASSMN) President/Chair in 2009 and 2010.  

Dan has screencasts of SQL Server and Microsoft BI on Vimeo (  and YouTube ( and is an avid blogger ( and tweeter ( Dan is fully certified with MS SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Business Intelligence. He enjoys keeping in contact with the community at large, responding to forum postings on the Microsoft forums and SQL Server Central areas.

Specialties: Business Intelligence, Microsoft BI Toolset, Analysis Services (SSAS), BI Semantic Model (BISM), Datazen, Excel, Integration Services (SSIS), OLAP, PerformancePoint (PPS), Power BI, Power BI Desktop, Power Map, Power Query, Power View, Power Pivot, ProClarity (PAS), Pyramid Analytics (BI Office), Reporting Services (SSRS), Report Builder (RB), SharePoint Server, SQL Server