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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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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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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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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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

Please also check the follow-up blogpost with all recent additions here.  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 …

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Don’t let date columns ruin query folding in Power BI

Previously, I've written a blog post about Top N & query folding to improve report building. In this blog post I explained how query folding groups Power Query steps together and execute at the data source. Matt Allington also wrote a great blog with further explanation on how query folding works. While working on projects, …

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Inform your end-users by embedding dataflow refresh times in your Power BI reports

It has been a month since my last blog. Busy times with a lot of interesting projects, so less time for writing blogs. Last weekend I was traveling to Power Saturday in Paris. So now I finally had some time to write the blog I was thinking about for a while. Dataflows! Power BI dataflows …

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