Integrate Power BI Deployment Pipelines with Azure DevOps

Back in 2019, Ton Swart and I wrote a blog post on Versioning and CI/CD for Power BI with Azure DevOps. Back then, there were not many options available for versioning and professionalizing your ALM story for Power BI. Till today, this blog post is still my most read blog on Data-Marc.com which makes us …

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Jump from one Power BI report to another by using cross-report drill through

It is very common to have multiple reports for different audiences, while there is also one (group of) user(s) that requires to have an overview over all these different insights. The main challenge you will face, is having cross-report interactivity and find related insights. Let's take an example of three different roles, where we have …

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Webinar Data Modeling 101: Increasing the impact of Power BI

A decent data model is the key to success in Power BI. As this an underexposed topic in the end-to-end story of Power BI, Jeroen ter Heerdt (Program Manager on the Power BI team) and I believed it is time to change this! Wednesday, 17th of March, the first episode in a series of webinars …

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Add descriptions for everything you create in Power BI!

I strongly believe that it is key to describe everything that you have built as part of your Power BI model. As we all have a hate-love relationship with documenting our work, the external tool that I build to document your Power BI solutions could come in useful. In particular everything you add and only …

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Power BI Model Documenter v1.2.0

Time fore new enhancements to the Power BI model Documenter tool! I just presented the new enhanced version of the Power BI model Documenter at the Dutch Power BI User group. Soon, there will also be a recording online of the presentation that I will add to this post as soon as it is available. …

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Update: Move dataflows across workspaces

Over a year ago, I wrote a blog about moving dataflows across workspaces using a PowerShell script. Especially useful if you want to move dataflow logic from your development to test, acceptance or production workspace. I received a bunch of feedback on this script and run into some issues myself as well lately. It was …

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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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[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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