This is episode 25 recorded on November 24th, 2017… Black Friday… or as we call it, Analytics Friday… where John & Jason talk about Power BI Guest Access using Azure B2B and some tips, tricks & community shout outs.
Guest Access now available
- AAD B2B with Power BI is available starting today. Read the documentation and try inviting an external user now!
- For more information and a step-by-step guide to distributing BI content with Power BI and Azure AD B2B read this whitepaper. Also visit Azure documentation for more information on Azure AD B2B.
-Power Query Tip – Cached data remembers its source – even after you change it in the Query Editor. You need to make sure it’s totally refreshed.
-Facebook Query has totally changed: https://whitepages.unlimitedviz.com/2017/11/facebook-location-tracking-power-bi/
Community shout outs
RunAs Radio: http://www.runasradio.com/Shows/Show/559
Richard Campbell: https://twitter.com/RichCampbell
This is episode 24 recorded on November 17th, 2017… where John & Jason talk to about the latest Power BI Desktop update, some new custom visuals, and some community contribution picks.
Power BI Desktop November Feature Summary
Stuff John is excited about in November’s Power BI Desktop
Here’s the complete list of November updates:
Data connectivity – Single Sign-on
Impala connector – support for Windows Authentication
check out Episode 23 for more on SSO
Add Column From Examples improvements
Community forum stuff:
Cool infographic that shows what is what in the Power BI space (features w/ license requirements)
Power BI Desktop terminology & definitions
New Office 365 launcher showed up
Flow – Calculate running totals
Stacy Simpkins (@sharepointstacy) blog post about migrating SSRS from one SharePoint farm to another
This is episode 23 recorded on November 7th, 2017… where John & Jason talk to about the new single-sign on methods for the Power BI service and an interview with Dave Feldman, Microsoft MVP from Shire Pharmaceuticals.
Blog post by Miguel Llopis: Announcing Single Sign-On Support when connecting to data sources from the Power BI Service
“… it is now possible to use Single Sign-On, leveraging Kerberos, when connecting to certain data sources using DirectQuery mode from Power BI.”
Config link: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-gateway-kerberos-for-sso-pbi-to-on-premises-data/
Support for Single Sign-On is available for the following data sources as of today:
- SQL Server
- SAP HANA
Additional data sources will be added:
“Using BI to make intelligent business decisions”TyGraph, HyperFish & onPrem IIS Logs to do proper analysis around what was being used during the planning phases of the integration between Shire & BaxaltaThe analysis fueled Dave’s migration decisionsLooking into the future to multi-geo decision planning for SharePoint Online
Shire’s Hub and Link Web Parts: https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-solutions/tree/master/solutions/LinksAndHandlebarsTemplate
Dave’s blog: http://bostonmusicdave.com/
This is episode 22 recorded on November 2nd, 2017… where John & Jason talk to about the brand new release of Power BI Report Server, PowerApps custom visuals, & Power BI Licensing.
Power BI Report Server new version
PowerApps Custom Visual
PowerApp on a report, not just a tile
PowerApp visual can be filtered
Another post about licensing
PBI Report Theme Generators
Online – https://powerbi.tips/tools/report-theme-generator-v3/
Excel Based – https://hopeinternational.box.com/s/gd57sn7djq0bs6p2miut62extxdgucwn
Office them to PBI theme converter – https://1drv.ms/u/s!AkRyAgtzGndznMl3VKm1K8YJp0wsHQ
“Everything you wanted to know” Workshops
John speaking at ESPC
SPFest Chicago (use code WHITE for a discount)
SPFest DC (use code WHITE for a discount)
SharePoint Conference North America (use code JASEHIMM for a discount)< /p>
This is episode 21 recorded at Microsoft Ignite on September 26th, 2017. This is the last of our Ignite interviews. We had the privilege of sitting down at length with Miguel Llopis, Senior Microsoft Program Manager responsible for Power Query, the On-Premises Data Gateway, and much more.
Miguel has been with Power BI since before there was a Power BI. Listen in – there’s a lot here!