Predictive Analytics of UK Electoral Decisions using PowerBI for Office 365


There was significant breaking update over last few days regarding Scotland voting referendum 2014, while in social media magnificently came up millions of tweets, likes , shares & overall big sentiment & prediction details about Scotland’s next future declaration.  In this demo, we would roll over quite a similar social ramp-up of predictive analysis of Voting results of UK over 2014 & 2009 using Microsoft PowerBI & Office 365.

First, throughout the demo, I used the powerbi components like PowerPivot, PowerQuery, PowerView & PowerMap along with PowerQ&A integrated with office 365. Lets start to consume the dataset from ‘online search‘ feature of PowerQuery. Searched here coined the term as ‘UK parliament elections prediction’ & selected the related OData feed URL.

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Using PowerQuery editor, analyse & transform the data for processing & feeding into data-model.

Voting Data

Next, after building the data-model , featuring appropriate keys with datasets, first build -up the sample powerpivot dashboard.

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To figure-out powerview reports , simply click on PowerView tab & start build Prediction analysis results of UK electoral decisions over 2014 & 2009.

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The predictive analytics of UK electoral decisions on 2014 & 2009 has been depicted with respected with representations data & key value of data differentiation which displays analysis through stacked bar & data representations key over entire electoral regions.

Next, Click on ‘Map’ icon & select ‘Launch Power Map‘ to build up PowerMap of 3D visualization on predicted analysed result set over the regions of United Kingdom.

 

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Create first a new ‘Tour’ & add layer to start move over 3D visualization with realistic dashboard views. For this demo, I used ‘electoral regions’ as ‘country‘ field to locate the geography on map.

PowerMap

I created a video presentation of the powermap 3D visualization tour of predictive analytics results of UK over 2014 & 2009.

Next, Check on PowerBI on office 365, you need to have either E3 /E4 subscription of Office 365 tenant or otherwise go for a trial account provisioning from here.

After provisioning PowerBI for Office 365, you need to add permissions for SharePoint users. Add ‘PowerBI for Office 365’ tenant under your subscription & move to ‘sites‘ category & click on ‘team site‘ app.

Next, inside ‘team site’ portal , you will be able to see the option ‘site content‘ , clicking on it jump to ‘PowerBI‘ section for the office 365 site.

 

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Next, after entering into PowerBI tab , add/drag your excel 2013 workbook containing PowerView , PowerMap dashboards into Office 365 portal.

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Now, add some natural language enhanced Power Q & A on your analytics dashboard , click on option ‘Add to PowerQ&A‘ & start frame up relative questions to build up real time analytics dashboard on office 365.

For example, in this demo, I utilized the sample queryset as ‘show representations on 2014 by representation in 2009‘ on powerQ&A query bar.

PowerQ&A

‘Show Representations by Electoral Regions on 2014’ used as a search term & portrayed the predicted result as like this.

 

KeyQ&A

Also, visualizing the PowerBI site on o365 is overwhelming in terms of real time analysis all over the dataset & collaborating with the team.

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Lastly, to access the real time predictive analytics report on PowerBI is accessible through PowerBI app on Windows Store which leverages to share , collaborate your analytics results on any device & enables to view it anywhere , anytime .

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Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Gaming !!!


The Windows Azure toolkit for social games helps to build social games in Azure.  The platform enhances the future of gaming industry in cloud & also proving support for compute, storage , on demand content delivery & networking capabilities.  The future of Azure platform focuses on HTML5 with core support in out of browser enhancements.

Tankster

The Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games also comes with a new proof-of-concept game called Tankster from industry innovator Grant Skinner and his team atgskinner.com.

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Tankster is built with HTML5 and comes complete with reusable server side code and documentation. It also supports a variety of social interactions including messaging, wall posts, and comments while player achievements and game stats are presented on a live leaderboard so gamers can interact with each other—what’s a social game without being able to talk trash?

Build games with Windows Azure & make it operate on Windows Phone. Enhance XNA gaming !!!

Download : http://watgames.codeplex.com/

 

Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8


The Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 is released to make development easy for Windows Metro style application that can harness the power of Windows Azure Compute and Storage. The template is based on Windows Push Notification services existing with Windows Phone 7 applications.

Technologies:

  • ASP.NET MVC 3
  • Windows Azure SDK 1.4.1 Refresh
  • Windows Metro style Javascript application project

The process of sending a notification requires few steps:

  1. Request a channel. Utilize the WinRT API to request a Channel Uri from WNS. The Channel Uri will be the unique identifier you use to send notifications to an application instance.
  2. Register the channel with your Windows Azure cloud services. Once you have your channel you can then store your channel and associate it with any application specific data (e.g user profiles and such) until your services decide that it’s time to send a notification to the given channel
  3. Authenticate against WNS. To send notifications to your channel URI you are first required to Authenticate against WNS using OAuth2 to retrieve a token to be used for each subsequent notification that you push to WNS.
  4. Push notification to channel recipient. Once you have your channel, notification payload and WNS access token you can then perform an HttpWebRequest to post your notification to WNS for delivery to your client.

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