Data Sonification in Power BI

Reading Time: 5 minutes Data sonification uses variations in audio to hear differences in data values. From an accessibility standpoint, data sonification offers another potential avenue to enrich your reports beyond methods pertaining to data visualization. There are a few pieces that need to be assembled to enable data sonification that works in both Power BI Desktop and Service. While, audio…

Build a Basic Power BI Accordion Filter (or Don’t)

Reading Time: 4 minutes An accordion for a user interface is a control that expands a relevant section when a user makes a selection and collapses other sections that are not in focus. Whether you use slicers, filters in the filter pane, or crossfilter by selecting elements of visuals; Power BI has extensive versatility to filter data. The “accordion”-style…

Enrich Your Power BI App Navigation Experience

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Navigation Builder is a solid new feature for Power BI Service that enables a customized app experience for viewers. Read about this feature and the entire app navigation redesign in more detail from Lukasz Pawlowski on the Power BI blog: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/designing-custom-navigation-for-power-bi-apps-is-now-available/ Just Enough Customization The new menu builder offers customization for navigating through Power BI…

A Glance at Some Posts in Progress

Reading Time: 4 minutes Things have been fairly quiet for me both on this blog as well as social media recently. A lot of my personal time that I’d normally use for blogging here has been spent on other projects now that spring has arrived. I thought I’d give you a preview of about 30 posts I’ve been working…

Customize the Power BI Report Builder Map Gallery

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the defining features of Power BI’s [paginated] Report Builder vs the current geospatial offerings in Power BI Desktop is the native support for ESRI Shapefiles. If you have worked with maps in Report Builder over the years, you may have used the Map Gallery. The Map Gallery offers a collection of built-in geographies,…