Power BI SVG Image Webinar Recording and Materials

Thanks to Charles Sterling from Microsoft for giving me an opportunity to present on the Power BI YouTube channel today! A recording from the hour-long webinar Using SVG Images in Power BI is now available. Thanks for everyone who joined live and who might be interested in viewing the video about building dynamic SVG measures in…

Summary of Recent Cognitive Services Posts

Over the summer, a variety of BlueGranite consultants came together to write posts on pre-built AI using Microsoft Cognitive Services. As data professionals, we don’t have solutions or build apps that take advantage of every API, but certain services are extremely useful both for prototyping and long term solutions. The posts are grouped according to…

Use SVG Images in Power BI: Part 3

In addition to using SVG in the HTML Viewer custom visual as outlined in previous posts (Part 1, Part 2), Power BI allows you to work with SVG images as Image URLs. The following technique is available for use with any visual that renders Image URLs as an image. This puts SVG on par with…

Custom Web Fonts in Power BI

Custom Web Fonts and Icons in Power BI

A past post discussed different fonts available for use in Power BI, and I have also showed how to try to expand your font selection with Themes. What if users want more variety? It’s possible to add additional custom fonts using the powerful HTML Viewer custom visual. You might take advantage of this method for a…

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Updating Power BI Theme Files With New Options

Earlier in the year, I published template Theme files for Power BI’s visual settings. These files were not meant to be complete themes but were instead for reference in building your own themes. What happens when Microsoft introduces new Format options for a visual though? The June Power BI Desktop update provides an opportunity to…

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Manual Groups and Bins in Power BI: Why and How

When needed, Power BI offers the ability to create Groups and Bins to help consolidate data into a more presentable or meaningful visualization. The documentation has more detail and walks through the process of creating Groups and Bins. Looking at Bins and Groups in a Power BI model using a tool like SQL Server Management…

Build a Collapsible Slicer Pane for Power BI

Last Friday, I created a prototype Power BI “Slicer pane” and posted it to social media. It generated a more positive response than I would have thought. After fulfilling a client request that afternoon to double the number of slicers, the report’s primary visuals were reduced to the bottom 2/3 of the page. In my…

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Do You Use the Power BI Quick Access Toolbar?

In Power BI Desktop and in many other Microsoft products, the Quick Access toolbar lets you save shortcuts to different application functions. While this functionality in the “Ribbon” is nothing new, I want to stress how convenient it can be. This is particularly true for Power BI users who flip between tabs in the main…

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Power BI Space Contest Through March 31

Join Power BI in space! Power BI is holding a Space and Space Exploration Contest through March 31st. Get the details on the Community site, build a space-related report, and post it to the Data Stories Gallery. Go here for more information: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Gallery-Forum/Space-and-Space-Exploration-Contest/td-p/377294   Here’s a custom visual showing Twitter avatars from various Power BI team…