Transform a local into a global Power BI solution – Introduction

The Power BI team has invested a lot over the past year in making datasets better discoverable in the Power BI Service. This helps on many aspects to drive a data culture within your organization, aim for a single source of truth, collaboration within the organization and much more! In this blog post I will …

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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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My favorite Power BI announcements from the Business Application Summit

Missed the announcements from the Microsoft Business Application Summit? With this post I want to share the, what I believe, are the most exciting and impactful updates for Power BI that are announced during Microsoft Business Application Summit. Below a brief summary of what’s coming and why this is so super exciting! FastTrack Recognized Solution …

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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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Proud and humbled! Recognized as FastTrack Recognized Solution Architect

I'm proud and humbled to share that I have received a recognition as FastTrack Recognized Solution Architect among 32 others worldwide. After submitting my profile and passing the review process by the Power Platform engineering team and the Power BI Customer Advisory Team (CAT), I received this amazing news. This recognition stands for "practicing solution …

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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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Trigger a single table to refresh in the Power BI Service

If you want to refresh a Power BI dataset, we all know where to find the refresh button in Power BI Desktop as well as in the Power BI Service. By clicking it, you will trigger the entire dataset to refresh. But sometimes it is more convenient to trigger a single table to refresh. If …

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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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Improve my home office setup

As it is not likely that anything will change anytime soon, we are probably working from home for the coming period. Although I had a pretty good home office already and not much to complain about, still I decided to up my game and upgrade my home office. You might think, "huh... normally he writes …

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