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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Power BI Publish to Web Iframe stealing focus

Just had a developer contact me about my Publish to Web Post and that the Power BI embed code was stealing the focus whenever they loaded the page. So I played with it and was about type the age old reply:   “Works Fine On My Computer” Realizing i had never started an HTML page…


How to tank your Power BI performance

Getting ready for Australia Ignite i have been sitting in in Sirui’s Performance Best Practices prep sessions and realized that my “Go to” performance list is an INTERNAL document that our IT group put together. (Thanks Maria and Amy!) I have asked Jessica to get it on the Power BI blog…but posting it here until…


Inserting data into a PowerBI Dataset via Flow and the REST APIs

Last week I was playing with the very cool  Rest Getting Started Sample (written in C#) that I morphed into into a big loop that deleted all the Rows in the dataset and sending a row with a random value from 1-10. The reason i did this was to demo the new Flow integration with…


Displaying a specific report page with Power BI Publish to web

If you have been to one of my user group presentations it is clear one of my favorite Power BI features is “Publish to Web”.  (see example below). If you haven’t played with Publish to web, it is a feature that enables you to easily share or embed interactive Power BI visualizations online, such as…


Power BI Dashboard in a Day Jan 12th in Tempe and Jan 17th Denver

  Power BI Dashboard in a Day Training by Catapult Join Catapult Thursday Jan 12 or Tuesday, Jan. 17 for Dashboard in a Day (DiaD) – A comprehensive training session to help you understand and explore Power BI as a solution for business data collaboration.DiaD is an introductory-to-intermediate course designed to accelerate your Power BI…