Power BI News and Blogs

Power BIHere you will find Power BI resources – for example, news from Microsoft blog and various mix of information from TOP blogs and magazines focused on Power BI.

  • Microsoft Power BI Blog | feed – the latest information and news about Power BI directly from Microsoft
  • Excelerator | feed – high quality source of information and tutorials about Power BI
  • Kasper On BI | feed – Blog by Kasper de Jonge – Power BI program manager
  • Blog Chrise Webba | feed – Chris blogs for over 10 years and has over 1,000 articles focused on Power BI and DAX on his website
  • Prathy | feed – Blog by Pratha Kamasani – Independent contractor from India living in London
  • Datachant | feed – Blog by Gil Raviv, which helps clients (including Fortune 500 clients) create modern self-service BI solutions.

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  • Limit The Amount Of Data You Work With In Power BI Desktop Using Parameters And Deployment Pipelines
    by Chris Webb on 24. 5. 2020 at 22:22

    If you’re working with large amounts of data in Power BI you may find that you have problems because: Your pbix file is very large You spend a long time waiting for refreshes to finish in Power BI Desktop – and if you’re developing, you may need to refresh your dataset frequently It takes a

  • Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2020 – Power Platform sessions quick reference
    on 21. 5. 2020 at 12:49

    You asked for the sessions, and we’ve got them for you! View over 50 great sessions from the Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2020. Here’s the Power Platform sessions quick reference blog

  • Monitoring Power Query Memory Usage With Query Diagnostics In Power BI
    by Chris Webb on 21. 5. 2020 at 11:30

    In the April release of Power BI Desktop the Power Query Query Diagnostics feature was enhanced so that you can now return performance counter data. As the blog post says: When you run performance counters, every half second Power Query will take a snapshot of resource utilization. This isn’t useful for very fast queries but

  • Announcing General Availability (GA) of shared and certified datasets in Power BI
    on 21. 5. 2020 at 10:12

    We are excited to announced general availability (GA) of shared and certified datasets in Power BI.

  • Announcing Azure Synapse Analytics public preview
    on 21. 5. 2020 at 8:35

    Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that Azure Synapse Analytics, the next generation of Azure SQL Data warehouse, is now available for public preview. Azure Synapse provides incredible performance over large data volumes and has built-in capabilities for data ingestion, data preparation, machine learning, and visualization, while accelerating […]

  • On-premises data gateway May 2020 update is now available
    on 20. 5. 2020 at 8:12

    May release of gateway

  • Announcing Refresh Summary for Premium Capacity Admins
    on 19. 5. 2020 at 18:37

    Refresh Summaries Announcement

  • Power BI Desktop May 2020 Feature Summary
    on 19. 5. 2020 at 8:03

    We have lots of great updates this release! We’re super excited to announce this month that both the decomposition tree and drill through button actions are now generally available. On top of this, we have several new features and updates that will really enrich your reporting: curate featured tables for Excel, new Apply button for the […]

  • New Power BI Reports from a Golden Dataset
    by Matt Allington on 18. 5. 2020 at 23:55

    This is a further (fourth) update/edit to this article I first wrote in Apr-17.  I then updated it again in Jan-18, Jun-18 and again now in May-20 (Jason did a full review this time around).  When I update my articles, I change the original post with the latest and best [...]Read More »

  • April 2020 Community Highlights
    on 18. 5. 2020 at 19:27

    We’ve got another PBI Community recap for you!

  • Introducing Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics App as a template app
    on 18. 5. 2020 at 16:00

    We are very pleased to announce the availability of the Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics App as a template app.

  • How to point existing reports to a new dataset in Power BI (even from AAS)
    by Kasper on 18. 5. 2020 at 14:52

    One question that comes up regularly is how to point an existing report to a new dataset. There are quite a few reasons why you might need this. You might...The post How to point existing reports to a new dataset in Power BI (even from AAS) appeared first on Kasper On BI.

  • Announcing support for service principals using the XMLA endpoint in Power BI Premium
    on 18. 5. 2020 at 12:41

    In Power BI, you can now use service principals to automate common tasks such as deploying models, performing a data refresh, and applying model changes. Permissions are assigned to service principals through workspace membership, much like regular user accounts.

  • New developer samples for Power BI embedded analytics
    on 18. 5. 2020 at 9:00

    We’re excited to announce new developer samples for Power BI embedded analytics. These new samples should help developers get up and running quickly in a variety of programing languages and frameworks, and provide examples of REST APIs calls from different programing languages.

  • Speed Up Data Refresh Performance In Power BI Desktop Using Table.View
    by Chris Webb on 14. 5. 2020 at 21:12

    It can sometimes be frustrating to work with slow data sources or complex Power Query queries in Power BI Desktop: you open the Power Query Editor, make some changes, click Close & Apply and then wait a loooong time for your data to refresh. In this post I’m going to show you a technique that

  • Expression Based Formatting in DAX
    by Matt Allington on 12. 5. 2020 at 22:26

    There was a very subtle but important change made in the April 2020 release of Power BI Desktop that you may have missed. Take a look in the format pane on the right in the image below – do you see it? Note the “new” function buttons? When I say [...]Read More »

  • FastTrack Recognized Solution Architect
    by Gil Raviv on 11. 5. 2020 at 16:22

    In case you watched the MBAS virtual summit sessions, you might saw me in minute 11:11 of the keynote session here. I was recently recognized by Microsoft as a Fast Track Solution Architect (Find all recognized Power Platform architects here). According to Microsoft, and I quote: “This prestigious recognition is conferred by the Power […]

  • #PowerBI Bookmarks vs Page Navigation
    by Prathy Kamasani on 11. 5. 2020 at 15:48

    Power BI Bookmarks, the secret behind many sleek reports, It revolutionised the entire PBI Report design approach. Initially, Bookmarks were portrayed more as some saved views, which can be used… The post #PowerBI Bookmarks vs Page Navigation appeared first on Prathy's Blog....

  • Power Query Formatter
    by Chris Webb on 8. 5. 2020 at 14:26

    If you’ve ever used DAX Formatter to format your DAX code and wondered why there isn’t an equivalent for Power Query/M, then wonder no more: the nice people at Power Pivot Insights in Germany (read their German-language blog here) have built one. You can find it here: https://powerqueryformatter.com/ They also have an API you can

  • Setting up translations for datasets in Power BI premium
    by Kasper on 5. 5. 2020 at 19:25

    One request that comes up a lot is to be able to provide translations for the tables and columns of your model (especially here in Europe). Up until now this...The post Setting up translations for datasets in Power BI premium appeared first on Kasper On BI.

  • Animated Visual Header Tooltip: Cue For Drill Through Help
    by Jason Cockington on 5. 5. 2020 at 0:00

    Have you ever had report consumers that just don’t read your instructions?  Well, you’re not alone.  Having delivered our Module 1 : Data to Dashboard training for about 4 months now, I have often been challenged during the Drill Through Reports topic, with students commenting “I’ve tried text based tooltips […]

  • Calling The Power BI Export API From Power Automate, Part 3: Creating An Alerting Solution
    by Chris Webb on 4. 5. 2020 at 15:01

    In my last two posts (see here and here) I showed you how you can call the new endpoints in the Power BI REST API for exporting a report. There are some obvious, extremely useful applications for this such as emailing PDF exports of a report out to large groups of users. In this post,

  • COVID-19 dashboard in Power BI: What-If
    by Gil Raviv on 4. 5. 2020 at 1:58

    In my last tutorial here, you learned how to apply basic time intelligence in Power BI to build your own COVID-19 dashboard following the initial tutorial, in which we imported confirmed and death cases from Johns Hopkins dataset using Power Query. In this tutorial, we will continue our journey and learn how to apply a The post COVID-19 dashboard […]

  • #POWERBI REPORTS LANDING PAGE TIPS AND TRICKS: Progressive disclosure design approach in Power BI using Card pattern
    by Prathy Kamasani on 30. 4. 2020 at 9:28

    What is Progressive Disclosure? Progressive disclosure is an interaction design pattern that sequences information and actions across several screens (e.g., a step-by-step signup flow). The purpose is to lower the… The post #POWERBI REPORTS LANDING PAGE TIPS AND TRICKS: Progressive disclosure design approach in Power BI using […]

  • Debug Power BI aggregations with DAX Studio
    by Kasper on 28. 4. 2020 at 15:42

    A quick post today. Sometimes you will be mystified why your aggregations are not getting hit. There is no clear-cut answer to why. The best way to find the underlying...The post Debug Power BI aggregations with DAX Studio appeared first on Kasper On BI.