Power BI – 12 Days of Dashboards

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With the holiday carol "The 12 Days of Christmas" playing in my head, I’m excited to announce my upcoming “12 Days of Power BI Dashboards” blog series, where I will be sharing a new Power BI dashboard each day from December 12th – 23rd. The dashboards will be based on unique and yet common data sources that haven’t received extensive coverage from the blogging community. The goal of each entry is to identify new methods for using Power BI creatively with data sources that don’t naturally align to reporting and BI projects. I hope you enjoy!

Day #1 - Goodreads Book Metrics
Day #2 - LinkedIn Connections Dashboard
Day #3 - Create your own Pinterest Viewer in Power BI
Day #4 - Countries Visited Map
Day #5 - Amazon.com Order History Dashboard
Day #6 - Meetup.com Group Dashboard
Day #7 - Disk Space Usage Dashboard
Day #8 - Fitbit Activity Dashboard
Day #9 - Build your first SCCM Dashboard
Day #10 - Exploring Twitter Data
Day #11 - NFL Football Touchdown Dashboard
Day #12 - Crazy Christmas Dashboard

Thanks to everyone who has commented and shared the blog entries over social media over the past 12 days. This series turned into a very large amount of time, but I learned some new tricks, found a few product bugs that I reported to the development team, and had a great time building dashboards to share with everyone. I hope you all enjoyed it!

Happy holidays to all!
Sam Lester (MSFT)

Comments (6)

  1. Jason says:

    Hi Sam, ever had any issues connecting from PBI Gateway to Oracle DB?

    1. Hi Jason, I’ve written a fair amount of SSRS reports on top of Oracle data sources, but I haven’t had a Power BI project where I’ve had to connect from a gateway to an Oracle DB yet. My suggestion would be to post a question with the specific error message/details on http://community.powerbi.com/ and see if the community can help out. Good luck!

  2. Scott says:

    Sam – thanks for sharing. These are nice ways to introduce Power BI to those considering data visualizations and what’s possible. We also realize this is just the tip of the iceberg as it relates to the full capability. Keep the dashboards coming!!!

  3. I am testing Power BI right now and I have to say that I found it very useful

  4. john says:

    Hi Sam,

    I’m experiencing issues trying to get the dataload.ps1 script (used by the PBI SCCM Template installer) to complete.
    If I use the installer, this particular script just ‘keeps spinning’ and therefore does not progress to the next step which enables the ‘Download PBIX’ button. Therefore I cannot download the SCCM Template PBIX for use on SCCM data.
    Is there somewhere I can obtain the SCCM Template PBIX (created by MSFT)?

    1. Hi John, my suggestion would be to post a question in the Power BI Solution Template forum here:

      I don’t have access to the .pbix file, but someone monitoring that forum might be able to assist.

      Good luck,

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