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    Certified vs. Promoted Dataset?

    Power BI continues to grow and strengthen its position in the enterprise space. A feature that you may not be aware of, but can be extremely valuable, is the ability to certify datasets. This capability offers organizations a way to help end users identify that certain datasets are more concrete [...]
  • Business Ops 3.0.2: Updated External Tools

    Howdy folks, and Happy New Year! We’ve just released Business Ops 3.0.2, which contains long-awaited updates for the following External Tools: ALM Toolkit 5.0.28DAX Studio 2.17.3Tabular Editor 2.16.5Tabular Editor 3.2.0Report Analyzer 1.6.0Model Documenter 2.0.1 Thank you for your patience with the timing of this release. We hope you enjoy it! [...]
  • Improve User Experience
    In the day to day operations of businesses speed of delivery, cost effectiveness, and satisfaction of outcome is a trifecta of challenges we run against as report authors. Picking and choosing what parts to deliver, and when, determines the overall success of a given report. However, we typically can’t do [...]
  • Power BI Themes

    Power BI Themes

    Themes are the bedrock of consistency. As report authors it is important to create a consistent experience in a single, series or multitude of reports. With a little forethought you can easily build reports that exhibit the same fonts, properties and many other aspects with a Power BI Theme. If [...]
  • 7 Reasons DAX is Not Easy

    Discussing SQLBI’s 7 Reasons DAX is Not Easy

    First of all, go read this amazing blog put out by Alberto Ferrari over at SQLBI that he posted awhile ago. It is the context for the conversation we had and is well worth the read. 7 Reason DAX is Not Easy If you are new to DAX you will [...]
  • Data Culture with Matthew Roche

    This month we partnered with the relaunch of the Des Moines user group to host Matthew Roche. This month’s topic is all about data culture. If you don’t know Matthew you should get to know him. His experience in developing enterprise data access is second to none. Along this journey [...]
  • Measure Data Culture Success

    Measuring Data Culture Success

    This topic was gleaned from the absolute wealth of knowledge put down in the MSFT Power BI Adoption Roadmap. We highly recommend you check the full roadmap. In this episode, we focused in on Data Culture, this topic is a bit ambiguous as it relates to how you measure the [...]
  • All Columns have Data Types in DAX, Or do they?

    To say this another way. Not all columns have datatypes in DAX, specifically speaking to using dynamic ranking with an “Other” category. Let me explain. The Tabular model is comprised of tables with typed columns. [...]
  • Trolling the Power BI Ideas Site

    Trolling… we should clear up the definition of this right off the bat. We aren’t talking about the type of trolling where we spend a bunch of time finding things on the Power BI Ideas [...]
  • Power BI Formal vs. Self-Training

    We’ve been having an amazing amount of fun having conversations on our podcast “Explicit Measures”. Join us live on Tuesdays and Thursdays on YouTube or listen on Spotify or Apple Podcast. During our podcast this [...]
  • Business Ops: New and Updated External Tools

    Howdy, folks! This past weekend, I was a man on a mission. There were two pressing reasons for a new release of Business Ops: The authors of many popular External Tools released updates recently, so [...]
  • Using the Power BI Scanner API to Manage Tenant’s Entire Metadata

    Much thanks must go to both Ferry Bouwman and Rui Romano for inspiration and building off the work they have done already for the use cases for the Scanner API. Ferry created the initial Microsoft [...]
  • Business Ops Update: Bugfix

    Howdy folks! We have just published a bugfix release for Business Ops; Version 2.0.2 is now available for download. Please see the instructions below for details. Instructions If you have installed Business Ops 2.0 or [...]
  • A better way to Mobile

    Where does the Power BI Mobile app fit within your report building plan? This topic is widely un-discussed within the Power BI community. Many blogs and tutorials focus mainly on developing Power BI reports for [...]
  • Three New Time-Saving Scripts for Tabular Editor

    Howdy folks! I just published three new scripts for Tabular Editor to the PowerBI.tips “TabularEditor-Scripts” repository on GitHub yesterday. So, I wanted to take a moment to explain what they do, and why you should [...]
  • Copy Power BI Desktop Server:Port Connection String to Clipboard

    Howdy, folks! A few months ago, I was writing and running various PowerShell scripts to manipulate the connected data models in my Power BI Desktop files. During model development, I was constantly having to open [...]
  • Power BI Bookmarks Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

    Power BI Bookmarks Tips. Bookmarks are powerful and can improve the reader’s experience. However, there are several settings to be aware of. […]
  • Standardizing KPI’s around a Business Intelligence Team

    This article follows from Episode 5 of the new Explicit Measures Podcast, a whole new way to talk about Power BI. If this article strikes you as relevant, subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Apple, [...]
  • How to Represent Your Power BI Skills

    This is part 3 of 3 in a series designed to help Power BI users and enthusiasts. The first post focuses on identifying the dizzying array of skills that make up the Power BI ecosystem. [...]
  • Introducing the Explicit Measures Podcast

    PowerBI.tips is happy to announce our podcast Explicit Measures. Join us to listen every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 am CST (-6) UTC. […]
  • One of the biggest improvements you can make to your life and career is embracing a learning mentality. If you are here, I assume one of your interest areas is Power BI. This post is [...]
  • There is a strong advantage to use all the Power Platform tools together, Power Apps, Power BI, and Power Automate. This article provides cases to use these applications together as a complete product. […]