Share your Power BI dataset and spice up your table and column names

Imagine that you are building a Power BI dataset for corporate reporting, that will also be reused for self-service purposes by many others. It is up to you, as dataset author, to make it as simple as possible for them to reuse your content and avoid misunderstandings. In this blog I will give more detail …

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Monitor your On-premises data gateway with Azure and Power BI – Part 2 – Data source connectivity

Lately, I published the first out of two blogs about monitoring your on-premises data gateway. The first blog was all about monitoring your gateway up time but doesn't tell you when one of the connections on your gateway is down. This blog will go in more detail how you can monitor your data source connectivity …

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Power BI drill through, powerful, but hard to find, Until now!

The drill through functionality is in Power BI for a long time and already made huge steps forward. Though, one of the most challenging things with this very valuable feature was the discoverability. Hidden behind the right-click, not every user was able to use this feature or not even know that it is there. Let me take you through the biggest game-changers for drill through in Power BI and close-off with the recently launched (preview) feature in the March 2020 release!

Monitor your On-premises data gateway with Azure and Power BI – Part 1 – Gateway up-time

Power BI includes a very rich set of data connectors to get your data from. Both connectors to on-premises and cloud solutions are provided which sometimes require an On-premises data gateway in order to refresh your dataset in the Power BI service. This additional component, does not have out-of-the box monitoring functionality. But why not …

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Synonyms, the secret behind Power BI Q&A and Natural Language Query

Natural language query was probably the most unused feature in Power BI, until they introduced the new Q&A visual in the end of 2019. I'm a huge fan of this feature, but it is sometimes a bit challenging to implement. Especially working with end-users from different background in different countries. Back in September 2019, I …

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Manage all your Power BI refreshes in one place with Power Automate (Flow)

As a Data & Analytics consultant, working on tons of different projects, it is very likely that I'm the creator and owner of a whole lot of dataflow and dataset refreshes. Since these refreshes can only be managed by the owner, this limits the rest of my colleagues from updating the scheduled and maintaining the …

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Year in review, bye 2019 – hello 2020!

The year flew by pretty fast! With 2019 in the books, it's time to have a look back at all awesomeness that happened this year! Time to say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020 with a short look ahead to everything that's coming up! EventsAfter 5 events in 2018, I started to like the public …

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