This is episode 106 recorded on June 11th, 2019 at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit where John & Jason talk to Chris Finlan, Senior Program Manager for Power BI at Microsoft, about the recently release features around Paginated Reports in the Power BI Service, Power BI Report Server, and more.
next to impossible to switch between accounts/tenants in the Power BI mobile
client. The user must first log out of the existing account/tenant, and then
establish a connection with the different tenant. This is a multi-multi step
Contrast this with the multi tenant capabilities of the Teams mobile app, or of Outlook, SharePoint etc. We need better account switching in the Power BI mobile app.
current capability we use in Power BI Reports on our Power BI Report Server is
consuming Shared Datasets that are already on the server. We should have a
“Shared Dataset” connector option in Power BI Optimized for Report
Server that helps users identify which Shared Dataset are available on the
server and the parameters(if any) are required to use the shared dataset. This
would be a similar capability that exists in Report Builder when adding shared
This could be a simple UI that ultimately results in an OData source using the PBI REST API. This would simplify adding shared datasets rather than forcing users to under the REST API. Seems like a low overhead improvement that has high potential
This is episode 105 recorded on June 13th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about the latest update to Power BI Desktop including the new look for Power BI Desktop, Certified and shared datasets, and Visual level filters for slicers.
new Modelling View was delivered in Nov 2018 and is fabulous. There is already
a button to select all measures in a table – great. I would like to then move
all the selected measures to another table, either by drag and drop or by
selecting the home table in the properties list (just like you can do for
This is episode 103 recorded on June 7th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about the Microsoft Community, plans for the Microsoft Business Applications Summit, a few bits of news, and some recent helpful blog posts from John.
Please add a OneDrive data source option in Power BI.
It is incredibly frustrating that Power BI does not come with a
OneDrive for Business option baked in and is especially strange since OneDrive
belongs to Microsoft. It seems like this would have been present in the
application from Day 1.
Having to manually locate a file outside of Power BI, identify the
correct URL for the file in a OneDrive account, and then having to plug that in
to Power BI is unnecessarily convoluted and is particularly difficult for new
Power BI users to manage.
How many times have you dragged a field onto another field by
mistake and have it create a hierarchy?
It happens quite often. Usually I am trying to drag the field to the
Visualization pane but fail to hold the mouse button. And lo and behold it
creates a hierarchy. (Which I then have to delete. But sometimes I do not even
notice that I accidentally created a hierarchy).
It would be nice if a prompt came up, asking if we want to create a