Business Ops: New and Updated External Tools

Report Analyzer Release

Howdy, folks!

This past weekend, I was a man on a mission. There were two pressing reasons for a new release of Business Ops:

  1. The authors of many popular External Tools released updates recently, so we needed to ship a new version of Business Ops with those updates included
  2. Last week, Michael Kovalsky ( released a brand new External Tool called Report Analyzer (which we can already tell will be an instant classic), so we wanted to get it out there and into the hands of report developers ASAP

So, I toiled away most of the day on Sunday, cramming as much value as I could into the next version. And along the way, I learned some important new software development skills, including how to:

  • Extract the contents of an MSI installer file
  • Encode an image in base64
  • Roll back your latest commits when you accidentally push to Main instead of a Dev branch (sorry, Mike! 😅)

TL;DR: Here’s the skinny on Business Ops 2.0.3

New External Tool:

Updated External Tools:

Click here to download Business Ops 2.0.3

Have a great week, everyone!


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  1. Hi Mike & James, thank you for providing this amazing tool Business Ops. Today I have updated to version 2.0.5, when i open online i see all the tabs but when i click on the tab Add External Tools / Edit External Tools it shows me a blank page so i can include additional tools to Power Bi desktop.
    If you can please have a look and see if a fix is required
    Looking forward for your comments.

  2. Mike and James,
    I uninstalled the older version of Business Ops per the documentation and installed v3.0.0. When I launch Business Ops I get a blank (white) screen and the mouse cursor has a blue circle that is moving all around. I’ve tried uninstalling everything and reinstalling but can’t get the app to show up. Any suggestions?

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