This is episode 113 recorded on August 14st, 2019 where John & Jason recap all the news that fit to hear from Summer 2019 like Sending refresh notifications to others, Paginated Reports August 2019 Feature Update, Power BI Premium new capacity settings allow for more control over datasets, and more.
once you connect to a Power BI Service/Online Dataset you cannot add additional
data sources. We have several datasets we’d like to put in the same report, but
can’t because they are over the 1GB limit on size. If we could live-connect to
them all in Power BI Desktop this would help.
This is episode 112 recorded on August 7st, 2019 where John & Jason talk to Christian Wade, Senior Program Manager for Analysis Services at Microsoft, about Power BI in the Enterprise, the updates to Aggregations feature, upcoming major performance enhancements, and more.
The standard slicers have now a visual level filter, but the new
filter experience does not have a similar feature. A correspondent “visual
level filter” allowing to define conditions that make an item visible or
not. in the new filter experience. The reasons are the same that justified
visual level filter in standard slicers.
This is episode 111 recorded on August 1st, 2019 where John & Jason talk about the latest update to Power BI Desktop including Icon sets for table and matrix, Aggregations now being generally available with RLS support, and the Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 connector.
is episode 110 recorded on July 25th, 2019 where John & Jason talk to Anna
Chu from Microsoft about all of the opportunities available for community
participation at this year’s Microsoft Ignite Conference.
This is episode 109 recorded on July 18th, 2019 where John & Jason review some community news, and John interviews Reid Havens of Havens consulting about the Power BI community, consulting in the Power BI world, and template apps.
attributes can be ‘searched’ within report slicers. However, integers cannot.
For example, if someone wants to quickly find and slice by a Customer Id, it is
very cumbersome right now – lots of scrolling. A simple search by Customer Id
(as an integer) within the slicer would make it much faster and a better user
This is episode 108 recorded on July 12th, 2019 where John & Jason interview Justyna Lucznik, Program Manager on the Microsoft Power BI team, about the Machine Learning abilities in Power BI, the announcements around AI & ML at MBAS and what is still to come.
extend Machine Learning capabilities to pro users. Small to Medium sized
business may not have the employee count to justify enterprise licenses, but we
can still benefit from general capability advancements in the Power BI
This is episode 107 recorded on July 2nd, 2019 where John & Jason talk about MVP Renewals, the World Cup, and a whole bunch of Power BI News including the New Viewer Role for Power BI workspaces, the June dataflows updates, and a new version of Power BI Report Builder.
Desktop app update installed an almost white user interface. There is zero
contrast which is not good for the eyes. I see where some people have requested
a light interface so incorporate an option to select either light or dark theme
like in the Office apps.
an item formatting property which allows to set the visibility of a report item
when you want to conditionally hide the item based on a report parameter or
some other expression that you specify (also DAX expressions).
can develop this incrementally starting from visuals, then text boxes, then
shapes and buttons….
want to go the extra mile, you can also develop a functionality that allows the
final user to toggle the visibility of report items.
double checked in the ideas database and there are many ideas describing the
same functionality; this is the reason why I do believe this is really required
and will try to collect all the previous votes under
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