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…

Add Intelligence to R & Python IntelliSense in Power BI

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the new features that Microsoft announced in February’s Power BI Desktop update is the Improved Python & R Script Editor. The script editor now contains the same features as the DAX editor, including IntelliSense for code completion. After spending some time with the new editor though, I made a discovery about the code completion.…

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…