Jen Underwood

Sr. Program Manager, Microsoft


Jen Underwood, Microsoft Sr. Program Manager, has almost 20 years of experience in data warehousing, business intelligence, and predictive analytics. She was formerly a Microsoft Business Intelligence Technical Product Manager for offerings spanning across Microsoft SQL Server, Excel, and SharePoint. She also held roles as an Enterprise Data Platform Specialist and a Business Intelligence Consultant. Throughout most of her career she has been researching, designing, and implementing analytic solutions in a variety of open source, niche and enterprise vendor landscapes including Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and SAP.

Jen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a post graduate certificate in Computer Science - Data Mining from the University of California, San Diego.

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New Power BI Designer unifies the “power” tools
Jun 03, 2015

Power BI Preview Gaining Market Momentum

As summer nears, the Power BI Preview is making bigger waves with every weekly release. Popular data sources and a plethora of Power BI Designer....More
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Jun 03, 2015

What is Coming in SQL Server 2016 for Business Intelligence

Over the past few years we did not hear anything from Microsoft about SQL Server on-premises business intelligence enhancements. The extended cricket....More
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Jun 20, 2014

Microsoft Cloud Predictive Analytics Preview Coming Soon

A preview of Azure Machine Learning, or Azure ML (project code name "Passau"), will be made publicly available in July 2014....More
Jun 17, 2014

Is Excel the Next Killer BI App?

With the latest Microsoft strategy shift of embedding self-service BI applications right within Excel, could Microsoft's Excel Power BI release....More
May 12, 2014

Key PASS Business Analytics Conference Takeaways

During the PASS Business Analytics Conference opening keynote, Kamal Hathi and Amir Netz showcased a series of game changing, significant....More
Microsoft Excel Power Pivot Business Intelligence Model
Mar 10, 2014

Does Excel Power Pivot Replace the Data Warehouse?

Power Pivot and other self-service BI tools are not a replacement for a data mart or data warehouse. When used correctly for Personal BI, Team BI,....More
Dec 13, 2013

Taking SQL Server Analysis Services Data Mining Further with Predixion Insight

Predixion is a Microsoft partner solution that supplements the base SSAS Data Mining offering with many features that have long been on my wish list....More
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Oct 21, 2013

Building Real-World Microsoft BI Dashboards Today

I know all the Microsoft buzz is about Power BI and Excel these days, but customers need real-world, professional business intelligence solutions....More
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Aug 08, 2013

Microsoft Power BI First Public Preview

The Microsoft Power Business Intelligence (BI) Public Preview will be available soon to anyone interested in evaluating Office 365 Power BI....More
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Jul 09, 2013

New Microsoft Mobile BI and Power BI Cloud Business Intelligence

The Microsoft BI world is buzzing about Microsoft's recent announcement on Mobile BI and Power BI, a new Cloud Business Intelligence offering for....More
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