What you must know when building Power BI dataflows routing over the on-premises data gateway

Another week, another challenge! Summer holidays is the perfect time to run into challenges that you normally would not encounter or simply do not know about because they are fixed before you know. This blog will elaborate on a case I had at a client, where we run into issues with the on-premises data gateway …

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Add user to Power BI deployment pipeline using REST APIs

Especially in this time of the year, you will encounter many similar kind of questions as a Power BI Service Administrator. Questions like: "My colleague is on vacation, but I don't have access to the workspace and the refresh broke, can you help me getting access to this workspace?" Well, this is still the simple …

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Power BI B2B External Collaboration

You might have seen the recent YouTube video by Guy in a Cube, where Adam explains how to work as an external user and publish content from Power BI Desktop to a B2B workspace. In this blog, I will further elaborate on business-to-business capabilities of Power BI, some related tenant settings that allows or blocks …

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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 Workspace setup – Part 2

After Power BI Workspace setup - part 1, which was mainly about creating your workspace, giving it the right name etcetera, this blog will elaborate on workspace permissions. If you did not read part 1 yet, I encourage you to start at that blog to get the basic setup in place. You might think, permissions …

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Power BI Workspace setup – Part 1

Time for a more governance related blog this time. It will be a series of two blogs, where in this first part, I will elaborate on the overall setup of your Power BI workspace and naming. The second part will continue about workspace permissions, sharing and ownership. I feel this is a wide topic and …

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Unable to open or download Power BI report, because link to Azure Analysis Services is gone. What now?

Recently, I encountered a situation at a client where the Power BI reports where previously bind to Azure Analysis Services, but now the reports became inaccessible. This was because the Analysis Services model was migrated to Power BI Premium, but the reports where not yet connected to the new data model. Unfortunately, since the Analysis …

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Automate Power BI single table refresh using Azure Data Factory and Azure Automation

Back in February, I wrote a blog on how you can trigger a single table to refresh in your Power BI data model. This blog described how you can achieve this goal using a PowerShell script and the ASCmd cmdlets for Analysis Services, which also works for Power BI Premium. In the wrap-up of that …

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Insights in Power BI dataset parameters and refresh schedule

We have all been in a situation where you want to get more insights in the specific settings for a published dataset. But when this dataset is owned and published by someone else, you have to take-over the dataset first to get all the details available. In this blog, I will elaborate on what is …

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