In Excel 2016, click on File -> Options -> Add-Ins From the drop down select COM Add-ins and select Go… In COM Add-Ins dialogue, if Power View for Excel is not selected, select the check box and click OK Notice that enabling the Add-In does not provide the ability to create a Power View report … Continue reading Enabling Power View in Excel 2016
What is Power BI?
I find it interesting that after it's been out for a long while, and after some great attempts by non-Microsoft sources to provide an adequate definition, I am still struggling with being able to provide a succinct explanation of what Power BI is to my customers. My best attempt thus far has boiled down to … Continue reading What is Power BI?
Funnel Chart in Power BI
Rumor has it, Microsoft is working on delivering lots more visualization options. Visit this link to take a survey about the Funnel Chart for Power BI.
How to Use Pictures in Your Power BI Power View Dashboards
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 … Continue reading How to Use Pictures in Your Power BI Power View Dashboards
HTML5 Engine for PowerView Getting More Updates
I am very excited to report that as of few days ago, the HTML5 engine for Power View has closed some major gaps with the Silverlight Power View engine. In February of this year I wrote a post comparing various Power View artifacts between Silverlight, HTML5 and Power BI Windows 8 App. At the time, … Continue reading HTML5 Engine for PowerView Getting More Updates
Power View HTML5 Now Supports Maps
Just a few months ago I wrote a post about what Power View features were supported by Silverlight and HTML5 versions of the product. Today I had to make some corrections, as Maps are now supported in HTML5. The Power BI application for Windows 8 still does not render the map (or the scatter … Continue reading Power View HTML5 Now Supports Maps
Passing parameters to Power View reports in SharePoint to force filter condition
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 … Continue reading Passing parameters to Power View reports in SharePoint to force filter condition
HTML5 and Anonymous access in Power BI… or check out the new Demo Gallery
I don't expect that anyone will be blown away, at least initially, with the new demo gallery now available on the Microsoft Power BI site because to a business user, the content of those demos will look a little difficult to relate to if not a little nonsensical. Zany layouts aside, there is, however, a … Continue reading HTML5 and Anonymous access in Power BI… or check out the new Demo Gallery
HTML5 support In Power View and Power BI
Now that Power BI is Generally Available (GA) I thought it would be useful to do a quick analysis of how Power View visualizations are supported in Power BI across the three media – Silverlight (default), HTML5 and Windows 8 App Please find a table below for a quick reference Feature Silverlight HTML5 Windows 8 … Continue reading HTML5 support In Power View and Power BI
Microsoft self-service BI on premise vs cloud
It appears that Satya Nadella has added an additional layer of context to the already ambitious Microsoft strategy of transforming itself into a "devices and services" company by declaring that "Going forward, it's a mobile-first, cloud-first world". I believe that it is safe to assume that in the near future, the roadmap of every Microsoft … Continue reading Microsoft self-service BI on premise vs cloud