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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Run multiple personalized Microsoft Teams organizations at the same time

A different blog than you are used to see on my website. But since we are all working from home and collaborating more and more in Teams. We are also facing a bunch of challenges with that. Today I had a call with two of my colleagues and had a brief talk about the challenges …

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Power BI Governance – Why you should consider to disable Export to Excel

Recently, I posted a poll on Twitter to vote for new blog topics. One thing that popped-up in my mind, was more on the governance side of Power BI. A topic where I spend a lot of my day-to-day time, but is maybe less interesting for others? At least that is what I thought. Below …

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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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