External Tools: Document your Power BI Model

In the Power BI Desktop July release, the External Tools capability was released (in preview). With that 3rd party tooling integration is now possible. Tools such as ALM Toolkit, DAX Studio and Tabular Editor integrate nicely with Power BI Desktop and are capable of writing data in your Power BI model (if new meta data …

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Why you should care about Power BI Deployment Pipelines

After a short holiday break, it is time for a new blog post! This time about one of the most exciting functionalities in Power BI that has been released in the past release wave, Power BI Deployment Pipelines! In this blog I will elaborate on what Power BI Deployment Pipelines are, why it is an …

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Bring existing tables to Power BI dataflows with Tabular Editor

In my previous blog, I wrote about using Tabular Editor to migrate existing (Azure) Analysis Services models to a Power BI data model. This is pretty awesome already! Once you moved your model to Power BI, you can also start using the functionality of the entire platform. One of the most useful features is dataflows …

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Migrate Analysis Services models to Power BI using Tabular Editor

Over the last two weeks, I had the pleasure to work on an innovative case where we wanted to migrate on premises Analysis Services models to a Power BI Premium data model. Definitely an interesting case! Because of this project I finally found some decent time to investigate XMLA endpoints for Power BI Premium! In …

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How to keep your Power BI dataflows organized and optimized

In this blog I describe a few of the challenges you might face when you have a lot of dataflows. I will describe a few tips and tricks I am applying to sanitize your dataflow approach, organize dataflows and easy to browse through. Dataflows are increasingly used as shared resource or staging layer inside the …

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Power BI Governance – New functionality? Govern the implementation in phases

The Power BI team releases many new features in every monthly release, which is an amazing achievement to make it happen every time. Having all this new functionality on your fingertips is a great experience, but not all functionality is production ready yet. Every now and then, functionality is in public preview, which means that …

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Personalize your Power BI page navigation

Back in January 2020, I visited the Power BI Days in Belgium, where I had a talk about custom page navigation in Power BI. I already started playing around with the Power BI REST API and URLs to create a personalized navigation. As other bloggers might recognize, I ended-up as a draft blog but I …

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Empower end users to personalize existing Power BI reports with visual customization

Let's start this blog with a scenario. I think all of us, who are a (Power) BI professional, have been in this situation... Once you start a new project, you gain all the requirements for a newly to be created report, interview a representative group of users and you start building the report. After a …

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Power BI Lasso select, the next step in becoming the PowerPoint for data

You might have heard them saying it. One of the statements made by the Power BI team is that they want to become the PowerPoint for data. Every monthly release, they are bringing more cool features to Power BI, all based on user voice. Last half year, the team already brought lots of useful improvements …

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Leverage Azure Cognitive Services in Power BI without Premium subscription

Recently, I was presenting my session about AI Capabilities for Power BI to make AI Accessible for Everyone for the Virtual Power BI Days Hamburg. A great event organized by Kathrin Borchert. Part of my session was about the Artificial Intelligence capabilities offered as part of Power BI Premium. A day later, Kathrin came up …

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