This super quick review of Cards with States by OKViz is an excerpt taken from my Vlog #2 video also available on this channel. In the original video I review Advanced Trellis by xViz custom Power BI Visual. This video is just a couple of minutes long, but if you are short on time, my … Continue reading Super Quick Review of Cards with States by OKViz (Custom Power BI Visual)
Three external tools can now be launched from PBI Desktop. These tools are not new, but with the July release of PBI Desktop, they just seem to work better, and the experience is a lot more seamless, as these tools can now auto-connect to our open models. The tools I am talking about are the … Continue reading Three External Tools in Power BI Desktop – Must Start Using them NOW!
As promised, I bring you a review of the new Azure Map Power BI visual from Microsoft (now available in the July 2020 release of Power BI Desktop). Few tragic flaws make it unfit for duty yet, but the potential is there. I am excited for V2. This video is not of how-to variety because … Continue reading My Review of the New Microsoft Azure Map Power BI Visual: NO GO as is, but has lots of potential
Would you pay extra if you could get a better Map control in Power BI? I would, but I would have to understand how much and what exactly I am getting myself into. Looks like we are getting a new Map visual from the Azure Map team that at least on paper promises to address … Continue reading New Azure Maps Power BI Visual – Would You Pay Extra for a Better Map Control???
This review of Advanced Trellis by xViz is an excerpt taken from my Vlog #2 video also available on this channel. In the original video I review Advanced Trellis by xViz and Cards With States by OKViz custom Power BI Visuals. The original video is more than twenty minutes long, so I cut this review … Continue reading Power BI Custom Visual Review: Advanced Trellis by xViz
TLDR – I did not like it as it was way to complex and too confusing, would much rather use the Simple Waterfall chart. You have been warned, this custom visual takes work to figure out how to use. It is not very intuitive. However, it has a boat load of features that other charts … Continue reading Power BI Custom Visual Review: Ultimate Waterfall (Free)
In my first foray in to investigative journalism, I am taking a look at Microsoft's recommendation to use KEEPFILTERS() function where possible to improve performance. (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/guidance/dax-avoid-avoid-filter-as-filter-argument) I also talk about Microsoft Power BI Guidance – a very good resource for commonsensical Power BI related advice and best practices. (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/guidance )
This is an off-topic post that will not talk about BI at all.Yesterday, I wrote a quick post about using the Earlier() DAX function to generate an index column in Power Pivot. There is nothing earthshattering in that post; the reason I decided to write it was because I tried to do a web search on the … Continue reading Bing vs. Google
In this post I will review the latest version of SAP Visual Intelligence – 1.08 – and see how it stacks up against the Microsoft self-service BI tools, Excel, PowerPivot and PowerView. In the initial release, Visual Intelligence only supported SAP Hana, but in its latest iteration few other data sources are supported: CSV File … Continue reading SAP Visual Intelligence vs. Microsoft PowerPivot and PowerView
Many people reach out to me asking for advice in helping them evaluate various BI platforms for their companies. In my mind I am obviously the wrong guy to ask as I am not shy to admit my fairly heavy bias towards Microsoft. However, over the course of the last twenty years, I have been exposed … Continue reading How to think strategic about Business Intelligence