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18 July
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 60 – Drilldown Player)

In this module you will learn how to use the Drilldown Player Custom Visual.  The Drilldown Player acts like a slicer that animates other visuals around it on your report. Module 60 – Drilldown Player Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Drilldown Player Dataset – Sales By Product.xlsx Completed...
10 July
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 59 – Drilldown Cartogram)

In this module you will learn how to use the Drilldown Cartogram Custom Visual.  The Drilldown Cartogram is a map visual that displays a circle for each location with varying size and color based on specific values you provide. Module 59 – Drilldown Cartogram Downloads Power BI Custom Visual –...
10 July
2017
Author: BradleyBall

Spider-Man Homecoming Twitter Sentiment

Hello Dear Reader!  This past Thursday night I took my son Zachary to see Spider-Man Homecoming, it was an amazing movie with a fantastic cast.  Both of us are BIG comic book guys, and we enjoyed it immensely.  As a matter of fact we both enjoyed it so much that I couldn’t help but wonder how the...
06 July
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 58 – Drilldown Choropleth)

In this module you will learn how to use the Drilldown Choropleth Custom Visual.  The Drilldown Choropleth is a map visual that displays divided regions that are highlighted indicating the relative value in each location. Module 58 – Drilldown Choropleth Downloads Power BI Custom Visual –...
30 June
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 57 – Infographic Designer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Infographic Designer Custom Visual.  The Infographic Designer give you the ability to make your reports tell a story and even theme the visuals to be more relevant to the topic of your data. Module 57 – Infographic Designer Downloads Power BI Custom...
21 June
2017
Author: DustinRyan
DustinRyan

How to Automate Processing of Azure Analysis Services Models

I’ve been working on a proof of concept for a customer that involved using Azure Analysis Services as a cache for some data in an Azure Data Warehouse instance. One of the things I’ve been working on is scheduling the automatic processing of the Azure AS database. I did find the following...
20 June
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 56 – Rotating Tile)

In this module you will learn how to use the Rotating Tile Custom Visual.  The Rotating Tile gives you the ability to display multiple metrics on a single visual that rotates through each value you wish to display.  This allows you to save valuable space on your reports! Module 56 – Rotating...
15 June
2017
Author: DustinRyan
DustinRyan

Microsoft Data Insights Summit Day 2 Recap: Timeline Storyteller, Future of Power BI Desktop, and Freakonomics

The theme of day 2 of the Microsoft Data Insights Summit was sessions, sessions, sessions! There were a ton of different sessions for attendees and for us to watch! In total, there are 75 different videos between the keynotes and the individual sessions posted on the Microsoft Power BI YouTube...
13 June
2017
Author: DustinRyan
DustinRyan

Microsoft Data Insights Summit Day 1 Recap: Power BI Visio & PowerApps Integration, Custom Drill Through Actions, Book Marks, What If Analysis, & Data Insights

If you were at the Microsoft Data Insights Summit or were watching the live stream of the keynote, then you know that yesterday was a great day for Power BI! There were numerous announcements regarding new features, capabilities, and integrations coming to Power BI (If you missed it, you can...
12 June
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 55 – Enlighten World Flag Slicer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Enlighten World Flag Slicer Custom Visual.  The Enlighten World Flag Slicer takes a text field from your dataset and if the value uses a country’s name or abbreviation it will display a flag. This flag visual can then be used to filter other report...