How to make your Power BI solution support multiple languages

In case you're working in an international company, you might have to deal with multiple languages and cultures at the same time. As not in all countries and businesses, it is common that everyone speaks and communicates in English all day, it can be relevant to support other languages for your Power BI solution. But …

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Migrating to Power BI, but how?

Over the last half year, I have been involved in many large migration projects from another BI tool to Power BI. All with a different setup, from Tableau, Microstrategy and from Analysis Services to Power BI. In this blog I will shine a light on the experiences I gained during these migrations and share some …

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Connect the Power BI Model Documenter to existing data models in the Power BI Service or Analysis Services

Recently, I've published a new version of the Model Documenter. With that, version 2.1.0 went live. I always try to keep the FAQ up to date and add sections describing typical questions and use cases. However, sometimes it is just easier to write a blog about it to reach a bigger audience, or even record …

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Power BI Model Documenter v2.1.0

It is long overdue, but time for a new updated version for the Power BI Model Documenter external tool! The latest release lasts from the first week of 2022 and since then close to 6000 people have downloaded the Model Documenter installer directly from the website, excluding the downloads and clones from the GitHub repository. …

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Effect of dataset changes while using deployment pipelines in Power BI

This week, I've presented at two conferences in Europe about Application Lifecycle Management for Power BI. During these sessions at DataMinds Connect and Techorama I've talked and demoed native Power BI deployment pipelines, as well as Azure DevOps integration. One of the topics discussed during the session, is the effect of deployments on datasets by …

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How OFFSET in DAX will make your life easier

Over the past few days, I attended the Power BI Next Step conference in Lego land - Denmark. During the keynote, Will Thompson - PM on the Power BI team, showed a new DAX function that is available to all of us already, but was very well hidden in the latest builds of Power BI …

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Power BI Datamarts, should I use it or not?

The first post after my vacation. I was in doubt for a while whether I should write this one or not... given the preview state. Since one of the customers I work for asked me for advise today about Power BI Datamarts, I thought lets do it! They convinced me that it would be a …

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How to add DTAP stage identifiers of to your Power BI report with Smart Narratives

If you are a Power BI report developer, you might have experienced the case I'm describing in this post. You did your utmost best to setup a decent DT(A)P process, where you clearly separate development, test, acceptance and production stages from each other. But as you don't want to be the only one that has …

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What you must know when building Power BI dataflows routing over the on-premises data gateway

Another week, another challenge! Summer holidays is the perfect time to run into challenges that you normally would not encounter or simply do not know about because they are fixed before you know. This blog will elaborate on a case I had at a client, where we run into issues with the on-premises data gateway …

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Add user to Power BI deployment pipeline using REST APIs

Especially in this time of the year, you will encounter many similar kind of questions as a Power BI Service Administrator. Questions like: "My colleague is on vacation, but I don't have access to the workspace and the refresh broke, can you help me getting access to this workspace?" Well, this is still the simple …

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