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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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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[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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Power BI visual customization – using perspectives

Back in May 2020, I wrote a blogpost about visual customization in Power BI reports. The feature was released in preview with the April 2020 release. Now, the Power BI team made another update to the feature by supporting perspectives in Power BI to be assigned to the visual customization feature. In this blogpost I …

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External Tools: Document your Power BI Model

In the Power BI Desktop July release, the External Tools capability was released (in preview). With that 3rd party tooling integration is now possible. Tools such as ALM Toolkit, DAX Studio and Tabular Editor integrate nicely with Power BI Desktop and are capable of writing data in your Power BI model (if new meta data …

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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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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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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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