Easily create histograms of measures in Power BI

I have been looking to improve the Power BI ideas experience….One way i plan on doing this is “freeing” up votes on ideas that are orphaned duplicates or ideas that just didn’t catch on. In looking at the UserVoice votes, I see most of the votes are “trapped” on ideas that don’t even have a…


How to delegate the Power BI Administrator Role via to the Office Administrator Portal

In October we added the ability to make it easier to administer Power BI with the Power BI Service Administrator Role. https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/making-it-easier-to-administer-power-bi/  The documentation showed how to add this via PowerShell; today i was  asked for a pictorial walk through of adding a User to the Power BI Role via Office Administrator Portal which can…


Free Power BI ebook by Reza Rad: Power BI From Rookie to Rockstar

I truly have the best job at Microsoft: Make our customers happy, specifically through community channels. What does that entail on a daily basis?  Looking at the telemetry from our support cases, assist our user group leaders with their group efforts, and my favorite part work with our MVPs.   These people are basically super hero’s…


Coloring an entire state in Power BI

Was asked during today’s Power BI User Group leaders call how to fill in an entire state with a color based on a measure. Turns out the shape map makes this pretty pretty easy and since a picture is worth a 1000 words have decided to save myself some time and create one with a…


Is your Exchange Unified Messaging protected against telecommunication fraud?

What is Telecommunications Fraud? Telecommunications fraud is the process of exploiting a misconfiguration in telecommunications systems to gain access to your telecommunication platform to make calls on your behalf. Few things that are really bad about this type of exploit: The exploiter don’t even need an internet to perform such hack. The exploiter doesn’t need your users…


Deploying IaaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure

Authors: Rob Hindman and Subhasish Bhattacharya, Program Manager, Windows Server In this blog I am going to discuss deployment considerations and scenarios for IaaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure. IaaS VM Guest Clustering in Microsoft Azure A guest cluster in Microsoft Azure is a Failover Cluster comprised of IaaS VMs. This allows hosted VM…


Power BI, Flow and PowerApps Webinars Feb 23-April 6th

The next two months we have an all star set of Webinars for your viewing and listening pleasure! If you haven’t attended one of the FREE Business Application Platform webinars the intent is to offer world class best practices giving you not just insight into your data but also how to action and automate your…


Status Icons in Power BI Tables

Have had a couple of requests for people asking how to have Icons instead of the Measure actual values in a Power BI Table.  While this isn’t available directly in PowerBI one of our MVPs wrote a great blog post on how to do this with R. http://sqlkover.com/dynamically-changing-shapes-in-power-bi/ Turns out you can also get some…


Service Fabric Community Q&A 9th Edition

We will be holding our 9th monthly community Q&A call next Thursday, February 16th at 10 AM Pacific Time. We’re holding these events every third Thursday of the month. As always, there is no need to RSVP. Just navigate to http://aka.ms/sfcommunityqa at 10 AM Thursday and you’re in. Talk to you then! The Service Fabric Team…


[オートメーション / VSTO] .NET での Office ソリューション開発時の開発環境のバージョン選定 (最新版)

こんにちは、Office 開発 サポート チームの中村です。 今回は、C# や VB.NET を使って .NET Framework 上で動作する Office をオートメーションするプログラムや、VSTO でOffice ソリューション (アドインや、プログラムが組み込まれた Office ファイル) を作成するときに必要な環境構成について記載します。 過去の投稿で、当時の製品でのバージョン選定について記載していましたが、古い情報になってしまいましたので、本記事では、現在サポートされる製品バージョンについての最新情報を記載したいと思います。動作の仕組みの説明などは、過去の投稿で詳しく説明していますのでぜひ合わせてご参照ください。 2017/7/14 Update Visual Studio 2017 と .NET Framework 4.7 の情報を追記しました。 2018/1/16 Update 「表2. VSTO 開発環境の組み合わせ」の実行環境で利用される VSTO Runtime と Office のバージョンの組み合わせを表内に追記しました。   目次 1. 導入 – 開発環境に必要なもの 2. Office オートメーションの場合 3. VSTO ソリューションの場合 4. その他構成に関する注意点 5. 参考資料…