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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Thumbs up or down? Measure Power BI report sentiment with MS Power Automate (MS Flow)

As Power BI enthusiasts and consultants, we are building tons of reports. All with the goal to enable the business to take data driven decisions by providing them with the right information at the right time. Though, if your reporting audience is growing, there is no way to satisfy all your users. Of course, the …

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Versioning and CI/CD for Power BI with Azure DevOps

Over a year ago, I wrote a  blog about Multiple tier architecture and continuous delivery with Power BI, mainly an overview of the setup and manually creating development and production content. This blog will continue this story in more detail of Power BI CI/CD with Azure DevOps automated deployments. A solution where Dave Ruijter, Ton …

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Move dataflows across workspaces with the Power BI REST API

Dataflows are part of the Power BI service for a while now. More and more people are starting to benefit from it in multiple perspectives. The two most heard ones are re-use of data (and logic), but also isolate refreshes to avoid dependencies of refresh failures from different sources.Same as for your data sources, you …

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Storytelling with Power BI 7/7: Let them ask questions

The seventh and last blog in the storytelling series. Took a while before writing it and finishing this blog series. Up front I promised to publish a blog every week, but that simply didn't work out regarding time. Besides that, the last topic in the storytelling series is also related to my latest presentation about …

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Data:Scotland – Make AI available for everyone!

Last week, on Friday Septembre 13th, I presented at Data:Scotland. As the name already suggests, in Scotland, Glasgow to be precise. An awesome community event with loads of intresting people and reality well organized. Definitely one to put on your list to visit once! At this event, I presented my all new session about "AI …

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