Power BI B2B External Collaboration

You might have seen the recent YouTube video by Guy in a Cube, where Adam explains how to work as an external user and publish content from Power BI Desktop to a B2B workspace. In this blog, I will further elaborate on business-to-business capabilities of Power BI, some related tenant settings that allows or blocks …

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Successfully implementing Power BI composite models

Have you been working with Composite Models in Power BI? Did you run into challenges while you did? Then this blog is for you! In this blog I will further elaborate on what the composite models (including DirectQuery for Power BI datasets) are and everything that comes into play when you start implementing them. During …

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Sharing individual Power BI dataflows, but how?

Recently, I have had a challenge at a customer, where a central teams maintains many dataflows in Power BI, to store their only and single version of the truth. However, this central team maintained many different dataflows in a single workspace, but did not want to share the entire workspace with others. What now? How …

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Resources and recap of SQL Bits

Last week, I had the pleasure to meet up with the amazing community again in London at SQL Bits. As very first thing, I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to those who were in the organizing team for SQL Bits for making this all happen! Such a large event in difficult times like …

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Script and automate Power BI Backup operations

Basically for every data model, but in particular for large and enterprise-grade data models, it might be wishful to perform backups. Power BI Premium offers a way to perform backup and restore operations for Power BI datasets. This feature, coming from Azure Analysis Services, helps you to take a backup of your dataset logic as …

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Power BI Workspace setup – Part 2

After Power BI Workspace setup - part 1, which was mainly about creating your workspace, giving it the right name etcetera, this blog will elaborate on workspace permissions. If you did not read part 1 yet, I encourage you to start at that blog to get the basic setup in place. You might think, permissions …

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Power BI Workspace setup – Part 1

Time for a more governance related blog this time. It will be a series of two blogs, where in this first part, I will elaborate on the overall setup of your Power BI workspace and naming. The second part will continue about workspace permissions, sharing and ownership. I feel this is a wide topic and …

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Power BI Model Documenter v2

Back in 2020, I released the first version of the Power BI external tool to document your Power BI data model. Since then, I wrote a lot about this topic, such as why adding descriptions to everything is important and various releases of the model documenter. Users encountered various challenges with the initial release of …

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Unable to open or download Power BI report, because link to Azure Analysis Services is gone. What now?

Recently, I encountered a situation at a client where the Power BI reports where previously bind to Azure Analysis Services, but now the reports became inaccessible. This was because the Analysis Services model was migrated to Power BI Premium, but the reports where not yet connected to the new data model. Unfortunately, since the Analysis …

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Automate Power BI single table refresh using Azure Data Factory and Azure Automation

Back in February, I wrote a blog on how you can trigger a single table to refresh in your Power BI data model. This blog described how you can achieve this goal using a PowerShell script and the ASCmd cmdlets for Analysis Services, which also works for Power BI Premium. In the wrap-up of that …

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