Will query folding apply to Power BI Composite models?

Recently, I run into a case where we wanted to combine Direct Query sources with imported data. Well, this functionality is actually called composite models nowadays. Having that said, let me start with managing some expectations for this post. The title says composite models, but I have to admit, it is not about the to …

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Leverage Power BI Deployment Pipelines with Premium per user licensing

At Microsoft Ignite, there were two really exciting announcements when it comes to enterprise features for Power BI. Both directly took my attention, as well as for many others. Obviously, the first one is Power BI Premium per user (PPU) licensing. Secondly, Deployment Pipelines reached General Availability! Two super important features for enterprises and the …

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Analyze active sessions and cancel refreshes in Power BI

Getting more insights in the telemetry of your Power BI dataset is always interesting. Especially if you share your Power BI dataset for self-service purposes to build new reports on top of your managed dataset, you might want to know who is actually using in and what queries are they executing against your datasets. Besides …

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[UPDATED] Power BI icon for Diagrams.net to draft full Power Platform Solutions

It is only a week ago when I posted the icon library for diagrams.net, also known as draw.io, wrote a blog about it and shared with all of you. Now it is already time to give it the first update! At Ignite 2020, Microsoft showed us the new Power Platform Icons for the very first …

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Power BI icon library for Diagrams.net (draw.io)

Recently, Dave Ruijter posted a blog about a library containing all the Azure Icons. He shared all icons in his GitHub repository which allows you to directly connect it to the tool Diagrams.net (previously known as draw.io) to draft your Azure architecture. One missing piece in this library was Power BI. Because of that, I …

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Driving a data culture with Power BI – Part 1 – What is a data culture?

Recently, I have presented a webinar about Driving a data culture in your organization. During this webinar, I presented what challenges you might face, what mistakes are made often and what you can do to drive a data culture in your organization! In this blog, I will introduce the topic Data Culture and elaborate on …

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Power BI visual customization – using perspectives

Back in May 2020, I wrote a blogpost about visual customization in Power BI reports. The feature was released in preview with the April 2020 release. Now, the Power BI team made another update to the feature by supporting perspectives in Power BI to be assigned to the visual customization feature. In this blogpost I …

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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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