Darrin Bishop

I have twenty years of IT experience focused around developing and implementing enterprise business applications on premises and in the cloud. I am a blogger, conference speaker and published author of various books and magazine articles and a former 8-time Microsoft MVP. I have spent a lot of time working with business and SharePoint but over the last few years I have been spending my time helping organizations work with their data. I continue to work with SharePoint (since 2001) but working with and visualizing data in and out of SharePoint is one of my main focuses.

I love working with data and I love helping companies manage and make better decisions with data insights. I can help your organization succeed with data in many ways. I can help your organization with data topics such as data visualization, data and text mining and machine learning. I can help with planning or implementation. I can help you use your data as a competitive advantage.

With years in the IT business I can easily move between software packages and programming languages. Most of my existing clients utilize SQL Server and Microsoft Azure. I have been focusing on SQL Server Relational database, SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Integration Server, SQL Server Reporting Services and R Services. In Azure, I work with the Cortana Intelligence Suite which includes services such as Azure Machine Learning, Data Factory, Data Warehouse, Data Lake, Data Lake Analytics and HDInsight. I am currently doing research and experiments in text, web and web analytics utilizing the Azure data services while pursuing advanced degrees in Data Science and Business Analytics.

Key data areas that I focus on include
• Data and text mining
• Data visualization
• Analytics
• Machine Learning
• Extract Transform and Load (ETL) processes
• Relational and graph databases
• Azure’s data solutions

SharePoint is a still a major interest for me. Over the years I have worked in all the major areas of SharePoint and have worked with all the major versions of SharePoint, both on premise and in the cloud starting with the first version: SharePoint Portal Server 2001. I can cover all the major areas in SharePoint but I tend to spend a lot of time working with SharePoint business intelligence, (Power View, PowerPivot, Excel Services, Reporting Services and Power BI), document management, records management, custom development (server and client-side, troubleshooting and performance tuning/metrics.

Data or SharePoint – I have the experience and knowledge to help your business gain a competitive advantage! Contact me and I will quickly get back with you. Let’s talk!