Power BI Datamarts, should I use it or not?

The first post after my vacation. I was in doubt for a while whether I should write this one or not... given the preview state. Since one of the customers I work for asked me for advise today about Power BI Datamarts, I thought lets do it! They convinced me that it would be a …

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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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Transform a local into a global Power BI solution – Information protection

On to the next topic, which is super important for global, enterprise grade solutions if you ask me. Security and information protection! The fifth blog in the series of transforming local into global Power BI solutions. Good to know up front is that information protection is a feature that not specifically related to Power BI, …

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Driving a data culture with Power BI – Part 1 – What is a data culture?

Recently, I have presented a webinar about Driving a data culture in your organization. During this webinar, I presented what challenges you might face, what mistakes are made often and what you can do to drive a data culture in your organization! In this blog, I will introduce the topic Data Culture and elaborate on …

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Power BI Governance – New functionality? Govern the implementation in phases

The Power BI team releases many new features in every monthly release, which is an amazing achievement to make it happen every time. Having all this new functionality on your fingertips is a great experience, but not all functionality is production ready yet. Every now and then, functionality is in public preview, which means that …

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Power BI Governance – Why you should consider to disable Export to Excel

Recently, I posted a poll on Twitter to vote for new blog topics. One thing that popped-up in my mind, was more on the governance side of Power BI. A topic where I spend a lot of my day-to-day time, but is maybe less interesting for others? At least that is what I thought. Below …

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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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