Author Archives: Business Intelligist

How to Use Pictures in Your Power BI Power View Dashboards

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If you used pictures in your Power View dashboards and tried to deploy these dashboards in your Power BI tenant you are likely to have seen the following warning message: “UNSUPPORTED FEATURES External pictures can’t be displayed in Power View Sheets in Office 365″. My guess it’s only a matter of time when external pictures are treated with respect by

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SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT-BI) for Visual Studio 2013 are back and available for download

SSDT-BI were down for almost a month after the release of the SQL Server 2014 causing a lot of frustration to the end users who were trying to develop BI solutions using Visual Studio 2013. No point of getting into the reasons why, let’s just take a deep breath and download the latest version here before something else breaks and

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How to restore your MDS database on a different domain/server and fix the “Access Denied” error

This has happened to me a few times now and every single time I had to spend quite a bit of time sifting through the blogs looking for answers. So I finally decided to document it for myself here. These are the steps: Go ahead and restore the MDS database on the server of your choice (running SQL Server database

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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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