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Content by Charles Sterling

Creating a new Azure Active Directory and AAD backed Accounts

For teaching classes or testing access to many Microsoft services is it common to need a new AAD backed account. Turns out this is both free AND easy as 1-2-3.   Step 1.  Create a new Azure Active Directory. Navigate to Azure Portal at and select the Active Directory blade and select “Create New Directory”… Read more

10/11 Webinar: How to use Power Query and M to create calendar tables with Tristan Malherbe

Calendar tables are an absolute requirement for time-intelligence calculations and best practices in Power BI. In this week’s webinar Power BI MVP Tristan Malherbe will deliver a webinar on how to build a proper calendar table using Power Query and M language.  Demos to include building calendar tables from from scratch!  When: 10/11/2019 10:00AM PST Where: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifi07EpRY4g  Tristan Malherbe, a Power… Read more

MVP In Residence 2.0?

While on the Visual Studio team a cool project that we ran with the MVPs was the MVP Intern program.  In this program, an MVP would come out and work with the product team to deliver some tool/feature/paper/template etc.  Willy-Peter Schaub and Ed Blankenship actually came out and lived in my house! Reading an old post… Read more

November 2018 Update Webinar for Power BI Embedding with Ted Pattison

Join Ted Pattison and Charles Sterling as they discuss the latest updates to the Power BI embedding features offered through the Power BI Service. Ted will also walk through how to leverage Power BI embedding techniques when developing single page applications (SPAs) with React.js and when developing React webparts with the SharePoint Framework. Where: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Webinars-and-Video-Gallery/October-2018-Update-for-Power-BI-Embedding-with-Ted-Pattison/m-p/526982… Read more

Webinar 10/2: Creative DAX solutions by Philip Seamark

Did you know the DAX language is far more capable than merely running a SUM over a column, or counting rows in a table? DAX sits on top of one of the fastest databases around, and this webinar will explore some unusual and creative scenarios that you may not have thought of as feasible. The… Read more

Presentation Skills … a la Chuck by Willy-Peter Schaub

I have done lots of presentation skills sessions and with MSDN cleaning up old blogs I didn’t want to lose my dear friend’s (Willy-Peter Schaub) write up and kind words.  Reprinting with his permission *********************** Charles, alias Chuck, who works with us in the DevX Customer and Project Management team, is hosting internal, interactive, informal, invaluable and… Read more

See Power BI Preview Features in action at the Power BI World Tour

With the Power BI Release Notes you can get visibility into the future of the Power platform and what the PowerApps, Flow and Power BI teams are planning.  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/October18/intelligence-platform/. We are proud to announce at the up coming Power BI World Tour we will be showing many of these features live in demos and break… Read more

9/20 Webinar: Comments in Power BI -a new hub to discuss data and collaborate by Nikhil Gaekwad

This week’s Webinar, Power BI Program Manager Nikhil Gaekwad will look at how you can directly add comments to dashboards and specific visuals to discuss your data.  You can also pull people into your conversation by @mentioning others within your organization. Commenting is tightly integrated with Power Bi mobile, so those you’ve @mentioned will quickly… Read more

James Phillips Announced as the User Group Summit Phoenix Keynote

User groups are one of the best and easiest ways to get started with a new technology such as the Microsoft Power Platform.   If you aren’t familiar with the Microsoft Power Platform it enables a powerful, point-and-click approach to app building.  Making it easy for anyone familiar with Microsoft Office to customize and extend Dynamics 365… Read more

9/27 webinar: Using SVG Images in Power BI with David Eldersveld

In this webinar David Eldersveld shows how you can work with SVG images as Image URLs in Power BI. In the August update Power BI was enhanced to enable the dynamic creation of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) images making it now it is possible to create measures that dynamically update to account for user selections… Read more