This is episode 71 recorded on September 26th, 2018 where John & Jason talk about some new & exciting stuff they are each working on & interview Amanda Cofsky, Program Manager for Power BI, at Microsoft Ignite about what is coming to Power BI Desktop like Copy & Paste visuals between PBIX files.
This is episode 69 recorded live in Orlando at Microsoft Ignite September 26th, 2018 where John & Jason talk to Sundeep Meda Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, along with Adam Saxton, live at Microsoft Ignite 2018 about RDL in the Cloud, field listener questions, the Power BI webpart in SharePoint Online, updates to Report Builder & Report viewer, Row level security in Power BI Report Server, and much more. This is the second part of the live recording done from the podcast studio at Microsoft Ignite 2018.
This is episode 68 recorded live in Orlando at Microsoft Ignite September 26th, 2018 where John & Jason talk to Adam Saxton, Microsoft’s “Guy in a Cube”, live at Microsoft Ignite 2018 about the new XMLA end points, Certified Data Sets, the shift to focus on Enterprise BI with Power BI Premium, the new ALM Toolkit, and much more.
Guy In A Cube – YouTube Channel
Power BI “Keynote” at Ignite – BRK2148 – Microsoft Power BI: The future for modern and enterprise BI
This is episode 67 recorded live in Orlando at Microsoft Ignite on September 25th, 2018 where John & Jason talk to Josh Caplan, Sr. Program Manager for Power BI, live at Microsoft Ignite 2018 about Power BI Premium, the new XMLA end points, and much more. .
For the video of this interview, check out our channel on YouTube –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGLwGcWtR94
This is episode 66 recorded on September 14th, 2018 where John & Jason talk to about the September release of Power BI Desktop and make picks for Microsoft Ignite 2018.
Power BI Desktop – September 2018
Here’s the complete list of September updates:
- Dot plot layout support in scatter charts
- Copy value and selection from table & matrix
- Built-in report theme options
- Report page tooltips generally available & Card support
- Accessibility improvements for analytics and formatting pane support
- PDF file connector (preview)
- SAP BW connector – support for measure properties
- Dataflows connector (beta)
Stuff to watch
Unlock petabyte-scale datasets in Azure with aggregations in Power BI
Scott Hanselman & Christian Wade
Ignite Sessions to highlight
GS007 – Microsoft PowerApps, Power BI, and Flow: Power platform vision and roadmap
Arun Ulagaratchagan, Charles Lamanna, Keith Whatling, Richard Riley
BRK3107 – Microsoft Power BI Premium: Building enterprise-grade BI models for big data
Christian Wade, Josh Caplan
BRK3108 – Microsoft Power BI: Enabling and governing self-service analytics
Adam Saxton, Lukasz Pawloski
BRK2218 – Microsoft Power BI Desktop: Data exploration, analysis and storytelling
Amanda Cofsky, Will Thompson
BRK2099 – Upgrade your social communities to knowledge-based communities
Dean Swann, John White
This is episode 63 recorded on August 30th, 2018 where John & Jason talk to Christian Wade, Senior Program Manager for Analysis Services at Microsoft, about Power BI in the Enterprise, the upcoming Manage Aggregations feature, and more.
Ignite session scheduler & Twitter
Christian’s Talks at Business Application Summit
Building a data model to support 1 trillion rows of data and more with Microsoft Power BI Premium
Building Enterprise grade BI models with Microsoft Power BI Premium- https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/businessapplicationssummit/video/BAS2018-2115
Microsoft Ignite 9/24-9/28
European SharePoint Conference 11/26-11/29
SPTechCon Boston – February 10 – 13, 2019
North American Collaboration Summit – March 14 – 16, 2019
SPFest DC – April 29 – May 3, 2019
SharePoint Conference 2019 – May 21 – 23, 2019
Eurpoean Collaboration Summit – May 27 – 29, 2019
This is episode 61 recorded on August 9th, 2018 where John & Jason talk to Lukasz Pawlowski, Senior Program Manager on the Power BI team at Microsoft, and mention highlights from the August Power BI Desktop release.
This is episode 61 recorded on August 9th, 2018 where John & Jason talk to Lukasz Pawlowski, Senior Program Manager on the Power BI team about the coming changes to Content Packs and App Workspaces, and mention highlights from the August Power BI Desktop release.
Content Packs and Group connected Power BI workspaces have been with us since the launch of the new Power BI in 2015. Both of these features are about to go some significant changes. Lukasz Pawlowski is the program manager for both features, and he joins us to explain what they are and why they are happening, among other things.
In addition, we also have a quick look at the August 2018 release of Power BI Desktop.
This is episode 60 recorded on August 7th, 2018 where John & Jason talk about a new initiative for Power BI Beginners & the deprecation and removal of BI Features in SharePoint 2019.
This is episode 57 recorded on July 23rd, 2018 where John & Jason recap the announcements at the 2018 Business Application Summit in Seattle, Washington.
The Digital Feedback Loop
All about machine learning
Nothing is new – until now with data and predictions
Demos of CRM, Talent, Integration of LinkedIn Reporter
Remote Assist with AR and CRM data
Future of Modern and Enterprise BI
3 focus areas
- Unified Platform for both self-service & enterprise BI
- Intuitive experiences
- Pervasive AI for BI
July Desktop Release – for another show…….
- Performance enhancements – 1.5 trillion rows, .25 PB of data was instant
- Aggregation feature – aggregations caching
- Showing direct connect to Spark
- Composite Models – multiple direct query
- SSRS – first see in August
- Multi Geo
- ALM – ALM Toolkit for Power BI from MAQ
- Data Flows is the final name for Data Pools – magic is open data lake storage direct connected.
- Fit and finish in Power BI Desktop. Now relationship editor, Design guides, visuals to the top
- PRINTING – PDF.
- Select on data to filter out
- OOB Themes
- Expression Based properties – even text properties like SSRS
- Pivot tables
- Quick insights gets a big improvement
- Q&A within reports. “Explain the increase” with Quick insights.
This is episode 56 recorded on July 12th 2018 where John & Jason talk about Microsoft Research Open Data, Developer & Gateway news, Power BI Desktop vs Service, and MVP renewals.
Jason & John got renewed as Office Servers & Services MVP! John is now a double MVP in Data Platform for Power BI. Then Microsoft changed the categories again and they are Office Apps & Services MVPs now… either way, we are BACK!
MSR Open Data
Power BI Desktop vs Power BI Service
Power BI Developer community June update
On-premises data gateway June update is now available
Power BI Workspace Collections is being deprecated – was supposed to happen June 30… get out now!!!! Get on Power BI Embedded
End of Microsoft Fiscal, 4th of July, O’Canada Day, and the looming Business Application Summit all lead to slow news time.
Business Applications Summit 7/22-7/24 – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/businessapplicationssummit
SPSNYC 7/28 – http://www.spsevents.org/city/nyc
SPFest Seattle 8/20-8/24 – https://sharepointfest.com/Seattle/
SPTechCon 8/26-8/29 – http://www.sptechcon.com/
Microsoft Ignite 9/24-9/28 – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ignite
European SharePoint Conference 11/26-11/29 – https://www.sharepointeurope.com/