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…

Manual DAX Bins - DataVeld

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…

Power BI Orbit Custom Visual

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…

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New R Packages Available in Power BI Service

Microsoft recently updated the R version for Power BI Service and installed numerous additional R packages. For comparison, I posted the then-current list of packages back in July 2017. If you use R in Power BI Service, definitely see what’s available in the screenshots at the end of this post. Hopefully the Power BI documentation…

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Firefly Cartography in Power BI

A few days ago, John Nelson (b/t) posted an article on the ArcGIS Blog entitled Steal This Firefly Style Please. In the post, he shares his Firefly style for ArcGIS. Inspired by that post, I attempted to recreate this glow effect in Power BI. While the required gradient setting is not currently available using ArcGIS Maps…