Console Hosted proxy to read performance counters from Azure into PowerPivot

  You can configure Windows Azure Diagnostics to collect the performance counters of your application and store it in the storage account, those counter will be available in the WADPerformanceCounters Table, there are third party tools and some blogs about how to consume this data but I wanted few features.   As fast as possible…

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Refresh External Data in a Excel Power View workbook hosted on Office 365

One of the cool features of Excel is that you can publish your workbook to different places like SharePoint or even Office 365 , the nice thing about publishing in Office 365 is that usually you can share it with people across the world and accessing it without connection to your corporate network. Although there…

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Using Power View in Excel with Reporting Services Reports as data source

  With the addition of Power View in Excel 2013 there are a lot of new things you can do, for instance I have a report with some data which I want to do data exploration. The right data is already  published in a report so I have two options: Check the report definition, view…

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How to refresh a Tabular Model

  Power View works with tabular models, the most easy way to work with them is to use the PowerPivot gallery in SharePoint and publish a Excel File with a PowerPivot model to create a Power View report on top of it, from there you can easily setup the data refresh using the SharePoint UI,…

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