Episode 95 – Holy Power BI News Batman!

This is episode 95 recorded on April 8th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about all of the news just from last week that the Power BI team announced.


Show Notes

  1. Power BI open-platform connectivity with XMLA endpoints public preview
  2. Enhancing presentation mode with slideshow in Windows Power BI app – minor
  3. Announcing Power BI dataflows general availability
  4. Azure Analysis Services now supported and what’s coming next with Paginated Reports in Power BI
    1. AAS now supported
    2. Paginated Reports using Power BI data sets
    3. New Feature Friday
  5. Power BI Paginated Report Builder Now Available
  6. Workspace V2 is GA
  7. Creating Machine Learning models in Power BI

User Voice Picks of the Week

Jason – Power BI Desktop version release notification

As Power BI Desktop version is getting released every month from Microsoft Power BI, our customer would like to give the latest version of Power BI desktop to users as quick as the version get released. So it would more helpful l if we get email alert notification when the new Power BI Desktop version get released.

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Episode 94 – Interview with Aviv Ezrachi

This is episode 94 recorded on March 19th, 2019 where John & Jason talk to Aviv Ezrachi, Principle Program Manager for Power BI, about his role with the Power BI Service and his vision for Power BI Development.

User Voice Picks of the week

Jason: Published date

Every report and dashboard pages should have a column for Date Published, modified and by who just like in Windows

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John: Move Measures Between Tables in New Modelling View

The 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 formatting).

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Episode 93 – Interview with Kim Manis

This is episode 93 recorded on March 18th, 2019 where John & Jason talk to Kim Manis, Principal Group Product Manager for Power BI, about her role on the Power BI Team and her vision for Power BI Desktop.

User Voice Picks of the Week

Hyperlink in Visuals

You should be able to insert a hyperlink field into a visual so when a user selects on the visual, it can take them to the desired page.

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Export current theme as a Json file

We have a wonderful option – switch theme to import theme as a JSON file.It would be great to have an export option to export current theme as a JSON file from a report.

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Episode 92 – March 2019 Power BI Desktop Update

This is episode 92 recorded on March 15th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about latest update to Power BI Desktop the including features like Single select slicer, filter pane improvements, and some accessibility improvements.

Show Notes:

Reporting

Analytics

Modelling

Custom visuals

Data connectivity

Episode 89 – February 2019 Power BI Desktop Update

This is episode 89 recorded on February 22nd, 2019 where John & Jason talk about latest update to Power BI Desktop the including features like update default visual interaction to cross-filter, Insights questions in Q&A, and a bunch of new custom visuals.

This is episode 89 recorded on February 22nd, 2019 where John & Jason talk about latest update to Power BI Desktop the including features like update default visual interaction to cross-filter, Insights questions in Q&A, and a bunch of new custom visuals.

Show Notes

Here’s the complete list of February updates:

Reporting

Analytics

Custom visuals

Data connectivity

Other

Episode 88 – Catching Up On the News

This is episode 88 recorded on February 22nd, 2019 where John & Jason catch up on all the February news from the Power BI team including 3 updates from Chris Finlan.

This is episode 88 recorded on February 22nd, 2019 where John & Jason catch up on all the February news from the Power BI team including 3 updates from Chris Finlan. Good job Chris’s team!

Show Notes

E-Mail Subscription Time-Based Scheduling Now Available

Capacity management improvement and more granularity in the Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app

Export to PDF and On-Demand E-Mail Subscriptions Now Available

Bulk Operations in the Admin Portal

Incremental refresh & query folding

End-User Filtered Export capabilities now available

Insights made easy with Power BI Template Apps

Microsoft a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI Platforms for 12 consecutive years

Episode 83 – The Death of Inappropriate Anonymous Embedding

This is episode 83 recorded on January 11th, 2019 where John & Jason talk Workspace Management in the Admin portal & the death of inappropriate anonymous embedding.

Show Notes

Easily embed secure Power BI reports in your internal portals or websites

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/easily-embed-secure-power-bi-reports-in-your-internal-portals-or-websites/

Workspace Management in the Admin portal

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/workspace-management-in-the-admin-portal/

Ep 79 – Interview with Jen Stirrup

This is episode 79 recorded on November 28th, 2018 where John interviews Jen Stirrup, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Regional Director about the state of Business Intelligence and its relationship to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. They spends a little time talking about the competitive landscape.

Show Notes


Jen Stirrup is an industry analyst and speaker, an author, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, a data strategist and practitioner in Business Intelligence, Big Data and Data Visualisation. With nearly 20 years’ experience, Jen works for global clients to deliver strategic advice and implementation in data technologies.

She focuses on R, Machine Learning, database technologies, and Big Data solutions. Jen speaks at conferences such as Hadoop Summit, Microsoft Ignite, SQLPass Summit and SQLBits. She also runs an annual Business Analytics conference in London. Jen blogs at jenstirrup.com and her R, ML and Business Intelligence webinars can be found at datascience.sqlpass.org and bi.sqlpass.org

Useful links

Decency Charter for Technical Communities

Mental Health in Consultancy: You do You

Episode 77 – Interview with Arun Ulag

Thisis episode 77 recorded on November 21st, 2018 where John & Jason talk aboutsome new blogs posts from John and interview Arun Ulag, General Manager ofPower BI Engineering at Microsoft, about all things Power BI at MicrosoftIgnite on September 25th, 2018.

Show Notes

About Arun
https://www.linkedin.com/in/arun-ulag-086b576/

John’s blog posts

USE POWER BI DATAFLOWS TO WAREHOUSE SHAREPOINT LIST DATA

GET THE MOST OUT OF POWER QUERY IN POWER BI DATAFLOWS

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Episode 76 – Power BI Desktop’s Biggest Update

This is episode 76 recorded on November 21st, 2018 where John & Jason talk about all the new stuff in the latest Power BI Desktop like the updated filtering experience & the new modeling view now in preview.

Show Notes

Reporting

Analytics

Modeling

Custom visuals

Data connectivity

John’s blog posts

Use Power BI dataflows to warehouse SharePoint list data

https://whitepages.unlimitedviz.com/2018/11/power-bi-dataflows-sharepoint-list-data/

Getthe most out of Power Query in Power BI Dataflows

https://whitepages.unlimitedviz.com/2018/11/most-power-query-power-bi-dataflows/