Sharing individual Power BI dataflows, but how?

Recently, I have had a challenge at a customer, where a central teams maintains many dataflows in Power BI, to store their only and single version of the truth. However, this central team maintained many different dataflows in a single workspace, but did not want to share the entire workspace with others. What now? How …

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Script and automate Power BI Backup operations

Basically for every data model, but in particular for large and enterprise-grade data models, it might be wishful to perform backups. Power BI Premium offers a way to perform backup and restore operations for Power BI datasets. This feature, coming from Azure Analysis Services, helps you to take a backup of your dataset logic as …

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Power BI Model Documenter v2

Back in 2020, I released the first version of the Power BI external tool to document your Power BI data model. Since then, I wrote a lot about this topic, such as why adding descriptions to everything is important and various releases of the model documenter. Users encountered various challenges with the initial release of …

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Power BI Icon Library – now includes official icons to use in Draw.io / Diagrams.net

How cool would it be to sketch your architecture designs for Power BI directly with the icons related to the product? It makes it a lot easier to handover the solution design to others who can then build the solution. Besides that, it also looks super fancy! I am happy to say that as off …

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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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