BIFocal Episode 9 – Dog Days

Recorded August 3rd, 2017

In this episode, John and Jason look talk about about SQL Server 2017 RC2, PowerApps, and updates to the Power BI service.

Show notes:

  • SP Fest appearance
  • Ignite – Sept 26, 2:00 PM somewhere in the Orange County convention center

Episode 8 – Back Into it

Recorded July 14, 2017

In this episode, John and Jason look specifically the July 2017 updates to Power BI in the Desktop, the service, and to the On-Premises Data Gateway. Additionally, we talk about the fact that in September, we’ll be recording in front of a live audience at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando!

Topics include:

What’s in the new Power BI Desktop Client
– Table & matrix visual
– Custom visuals store

New On-Premises Data Gateway in July
– Keeps the mashup (Power Query) engine in sync with Desktop update

No changes to the new Premium licensing SKU yet for Power BI

Power BI Reporting Server licensing questions

Microsoft Workplace Analytics goes General Availability

Power BI web part is GA, but it still says”Preview” in the service. What’s up with that?

Episode 7 – Live from Johannesburg

Recorded June 13, 2017

After a long hiatus, Jason and John are back with the podcast! The format has changed, and now it’s audio-only (for the moment at least) and we’re trying to keep it down to a consumable 30 minutes.

In this re-launching episode both Jason and John were in Johannesburg for the Share conference, and took the opportunity to discuss all of the important announcements coming out of the Microsoft Data Analytics summit, which was happening half a world away in Seattle.

Topics discussed include:

– Changes to the Power BI Free and Pro SKU
– Announcement of additional tiers of Premium Pricing for Power BI
– General Availability of the Power BI Web Part for SHarePoint Online
– Changes to the Power BI Embedded platform
– Power BI Reporting Server
– Power Apps and Flow integration with Power BI