Trying Something New: Want Feedback!

Reading Time: < 1 minute I tried something new with a short “blog recap” video on the BlueGranite YouTube channel this morning. Instead of a technical video or presentation, I created a roundup video that focuses on the posts that my coworkers published this past month. I’m a bit out of my element on this, so I would love to…

Configuring Postman for Use with the Power BI REST API

Reading Time: 4 minutes Postman is a valuable tool to work with APIs, especially when testing and making ad hoc requests outside of an automated production solution. In terms of where a Power BI developer may find Postman useful, it sits somewhere between the documentation’s “Try It” functionality and a more production-worthy solution incorporating tools like Azure DevOps, Logic…

How To Obtain a Power BI Custom Visual If It No Longer Appears on AppSource

Reading Time: 4 minutes AppSource is the digital marketplace where Microsoft makes many add-on resources available for a variety of products. This marketplace includes Power BI custom visuals, and you can use the in-product option to Import from AppSource or go to the site directly ( https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps?product=power-bi-visuals). This marketplace of free and freemium visuals has hundreds of visuals. There’s…

Extending Power BI Buttons Beyond the Default Icons

Reading Time: 4 minutes Power BI buttons provide more interactivity in reports, and different states allow unique formatting when users interact with a button. What are the visual icons available when using buttons in Power BI, and is it possible to extend them? Button Icons Power BI has a handful of button icons that provide cues for user interactions.…