Passing parameters to Power View reports in SharePoint to force filter condition

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  Here is an interesting article on how to pass a filter condition to a Power View report in SharePoint. One of the biggest complaints that I get as I demo Power View in SharePoint is its inability to save custom preferences for different user groups. In other words, if I have a dashboard built with geography as one of

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Support of Power BI across various versions of Microsoft Office

In this post I wanted to address several general confusions about Power BI and Microsoft Office. Sometimes I wonder if these confusions have been engineered by design or whether they occurred serendipitously… The most important point to understand is that Power BI is intended to be bundled with the Office 365 Pro version of the product (installed via Click-to-Run). This

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Few thoughts on the SQL Server 2014 launch event in San Francisco

I just finished watching the hosted customer even in San Francisco where the Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, COO Kevin Turner, CVP of Data Platform Group Quentin Clark and the SQL Server Product Marketing GM Eron Kelly officially introduced the new release of the SQL Server 2014. In this post I am not going to give any assessment of the product

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What is the Microsoft Power BI connector for SAP?

I have been getting some questions about it recently so I decided to write a few lines in addition to what’s now available on the Power BI site. Here is a list of some key points about the tool: No middle-ware components are necessary to provide the connectivity between Excel and the Business Objects server. In order to connect, a

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