Power BI Blogmap at PowerBI.World

Reading Time: 1 minute I recently added a Power BI “Blogmap” at https://powerbi.world/. The blogmap curates a list of Power BI-related blogs that I regularly follow. I’ve come to rely on it as a primary way to view current events in the Power BI world at one easy to recall URL. The Power BI Blogmap is based on the Google…

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…

Paginated “Custom Visuals” in Power BI Report Builder: Part 1

Reading Time: 4 minutes Microsoft’s Power BI [Paginated] Report Builder is the newly rebranded version of the venerable SQL Server Report Builder. These static reports have been around for years, but there’s still some room for innovation. For example, Power BI allows designers to import custom visuals into Desktop reports to enrich them beyond the default visual options. What…

Map Demos from the Power Platform World Tour in Chicago

Reading Time: 4 minutes This past Tuesday, April 9, I was fortunate to present two sessions at the Power Platform World Tour in Chicago. The first session was Practical Tips for a Successful Power BI Deployment geared toward the new/business user audience. The second was Exploring Maps in Power BI. Slides from both sessions are available (requires free registration for the…

Introducing the FUBAR Chart for Power BI

Reading Time: 1 minute The Funnel Bar (FUBAR) Chart for Power BI is a new concept that combines the versatility and inherent trustworthiness of the bar chart with the unpredictability of Power BI’s funnel visual. Why do people use funnels? It is well-established tradition that sales reports include visuals where an axis (usually the Y axis) has bars that…