Thanks for stopping by PowerBI.tips. I hope you have enjoyed the content here. This site has been dedicated to helping both new and advanced users to become familiar with PowerBI. It is a log of my journey through learning the features of PowerBI. While working on Power BI, I usually found myself always making small demos or prototypes of a new DAX formula, or a new visual. I would spend hours out side of work trying to learn more about the tool. Simply because I was passionate about data. The more I noodled through my ideas the more I thought, I will have to start teaching others at my work about this amazing tool. It saves me time, and makes refreshing data easy, and it looks way cool. from there PowerBI.tips was born.
I started working on PowerBI about two years ago when it was originally called PBI designer. I started dabbling in the program because I was started using Power Query, Power Pivot and Power View within Excel. Coming from a background in mechanical engineering I was no stranger to large amounts of data. Often I would receive multiple csv files which I would weave into a decent looking dashboard within Excel. By far the most challenging part of developing dashboards is a repeatable way to ingest data. In 2015 I discovered the massive power that is Power Query and the M language. This feature in it’s self is amazing. It simplifies the ingestion process for reading multiple files into a data model that can be used in both Excel and PowerBI. At this point I was hooked. From there I quickly became a dash-boarding fiend with Power View. Later on I learned that the same ETL and data modeling was contained in Power BI. Since then I’ve been developing dashboards as a business user.