Speaking at Power Platform World Tour in Chicago

Reading Time: 2 minutes Exciting news! I’ve been invited to speak at the Power Platform World Tour in Chicago. The two day conference takes place Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10 in the heart of downtown Chicago. There are also some pre-cons available if you want to arrive earlier. If you do anything with Power BI, Microsoft Flow, or…

What is an Orphaned Workspace in Power BI?

Reading Time: 5 minutes One of the newer features in the Power BI Admin Portal is the ability to view all of a tenant’s Workspaces. As I was browsing through the collection of workspaces, I noticed several marked as Orphaned. What is an orphaned workspace, and how does it occur? What is an Orphan? An orphaned workspace is one that…

Are Power BI Slicers Still Relevant with the New Filter Pane?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Power BI recently previewed a new filter experience with the addition of an enhanced Filter Pane. Rather than rely on the traditional visual level, page level, and report level experience; the filter pane provides enhanced filter cards that are both easily used and can be styled. As seen below where the filter is set to…

2018 DataVeld Blog Review

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last year, I set a few goals for the DataVeld blog in 2018. How did I do? More consistency – failed Less mapping – succeeded More variety – succeeded In 2018, regarding consistency, I continued the ebb and flow of posting as I was able. I rarely scheduled a post and typically published whenever a post was…

Tableau to Power BI: Dashboard Layout & Size

Reading Time: 5 minutes The distribution of various charts and other objects on a canvas is a key part of creating meaningful data visualization. For anyone coming to Power BI from Tableau, what might they expect the experience to be when designing the basic layout of a dashboard (er…”report”)? In this post, I cover some of the key differences…

December 6th – Free Webinar on Python in Power BI

Reading Time: 1 minute Want to know more about how Python and Power BI fit together? In eight days, on December 6th, I’ll host a free webinar for BlueGranite that explores Python integration with Power BI. Learn about the landscape and see some demos! We’ll explore the UI, data prep/transformation, and some data visualization. Please sign up by clicking…

Tableau to Power BI: Viz in Tooltip

Reading Time: 3 minutes Continuing the series on “translating” Tableau to Power BI, let’s consider Tableau’s Viz in Tooltip. The versatile Viz in Tooltip allows authors to embed content from one or more sheets into the tooltip of another visualization. When hovering over a mark, a filtered view of the tooltip appears. The rough equivalent in Power BI is the Report…