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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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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