This has been an interesting week for BI/Analytics industry. Lots of things happened; some of them were good and some bad… The most surprising news thus far, at least for me, was what happened with Tableau’s stock. After its quarterly results were announced, the stock plummeted 50% (despite the fact that the company beat quarterly
Author: Business Intelligist
It is very unfortunate that at the time when there is such a flood of good and exciting news coming out from the Power BI dev team my workload made it almost impossible to post on this site. However, a recent update from the Power BI support site made me literally drop everything and write
Microsoft is making pinning a tile to a dashboard more user friendly with its last weekly Power BI service update. It was not always apparent what dashboard the tile would be pinned to; therefore, the dialog box above will make it much clearer to a user. More details for the weekly update are available here.
Well…. Almost back… It has not yet made it back in Power BI Desktop but as of two days ago, charts in Power BI service support the ability to drilldown. In order to make charts drillable, all you need to do is to drag additional attributes into the Axis section of a chart as demonstrated
Well, not really that definitive actually… Before we jump into the details, I have to admit that I fully expect this post get outdated very soon. The collaboration features that have been released with GA of PowerBI 2.0 on July 24th 2015 are still not very refined and are very likely to become much more
Power BI Desktop is the new name for Power BI Designer. There are some feature incompatibilities to be aware of, check out this link for details https://support.powerbi.com/knowledgebase/articles/663517
This comes up a lot so I wanted to make a quick check list of steps necessary to run SQL Server Analysis Services in Azure and expose it as a data set in Power BI. Create a new VM in Azure Join the new VM to your corporate domain (may require networking configuration and VPN
As you may have already noticed, Microsoft introduced a couple of new visualizations in powerbi.com yesterday. One new type that I am particularly excited about is a waterfall chart. Normally, when I think of a waterfall chart I am thinking of something like the chart above. You can see blue bars representing begging and end
Other than formatting, group collaboration may have been one of the features that we all needed the most and now it is finally here. Click on the down arrow next to My Workspace and you will see an option to create a new group. And now the big one – formatting is here as well!!!
Click on a Gear box in the top right to get an option to create a new Content Pack or view the existing ones. Content packs are a way to deploy existing Power BI content (Dashboards, Reports, Dataset) in a read only fashion. All you have to do is specify who will have access to