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Power BI can help with extracting data from a website. This webinar starts with a simple webscraping scenario. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/learn-how-power-bi-can-help-with-extracting-data-from-a-website/. The author is Read More

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Sandy Rivas, Senior Community Manager at Microsoft, was in New York City last week to receive a Silver Stevie® Award for Women in Business in the Best New Product of the Year category. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/communities-wins-silver-stevie-award-for-innovation/. The author is Read More

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Puzzled when to use Power BI Premium vs Azure Analysis Services? Power BI Premium is where future investments will be made but there are things to consider when making a choice. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-premium-and-azure-analysis-services/. The author is Read More

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In the first part of this series I talked about why you might want to test the performance of a Power BI report in the browser, as opposed to using Performance Analyzer in Power BI Desktop, and the different factors you have to take into account when doing this kind of testing. In this post […]

This post first appeared at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wordpress/Cpjz/~3/7E99B_fpZc0/. The author is Chris Webb

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In this Power BI webinar, we learn about creating agile metrics and see some of the reporting capabilities when we connect Power Bi Desktop to data flows using parameters and functions to populate entities. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/agile-metrics-with-power-bi/. The author is Read More

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It’s time to recap all the features and announcements we made for the Power BI service and mobile for the months of October and November. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-service-and-mobile-october-and-november-2019-feature-summary/. The author is Read More

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If your Power BI report is slow, most of the time the reason is something to do with the way you have modelled your data or the way you have written the DAX in your measures. There are plenty of resources out there to help you troubleshoot this kind of problem (Marco’s video “My Power […]

This post first appeared at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wordpress/Cpjz/~3/1QdiY_U2rfw/. The author is Chris Webb

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A New Episode of the Series Bad Practices In Power BI Follow @gilra This post first appeared at https://datachant.com/2019/12/02/power-bi-is-a-data-visualization-tool/. The author is Gil RavivRead More

This post first appeared at https://datachant.com/2019/12/02/power-bi-is-a-data-visualization-tool/. The author is Gil Raviv

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On-premises data gateway November release This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-november-2019-update-is-now-available/. The author is Read More

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Power BI’s accessibility documentation has been expanded from one article to five new articles for you to explore. We hope that these new articles will help you learn more about how Power BI can empower your organization, report creators, and report consumers through accessibility. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/learn-how-power-bi-and-accessibility-work-together/. The author is Read More

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The next wave of analytics is here and the Power BI team is excited to be an integral partner with the recently launched Azure Synapse Analytics. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/analytics-in-azure-virtual-event/. The author is Read More

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Recently I was involved in troubleshooting a mysterious Analysis Services Multidimensional performance problem for a customer: the team worked out that certain queries run by certain users were extremely slow, and that these users were members of roles where dimension security was applied, but the amount of slowdown – queries going through the role were […]

This post first appeared at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wordpress/Cpjz/~3/qfCDH6n5vyA/. The author is Chris Webb

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We’ve started to roll-out the capability upgrade classic workspace to the new workspace experience as a Public Preview. This post gives you resources to learn about the upgrade before it becomes available to your users and to be prepared. It also answers questions from our pre-release blog and documentation. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-upgrade-your-classic-workspaces-to-the-new-workspace-experience-public-preview-is-rolling-out/. The […]

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This week I am attending the Power BI Partner Bootcamp on the Microsoft Power BI campus and got to play with the latest AI capabilities. AI is becoming a gamechanger in Power BI as a catalyst for insights. With R and Python integrations, the Auto ML in Dataflows, Key Influencers, Decomposition Tree, and the new […]

This post first appeared at https://datachant.com/2019/11/21/deep-thought-on-power-bi-ai/. The author is Gil Raviv

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Soon you’ll be able to upgrade classic workspace to the new workspace experience. This post gives you resources to learn about the upgrade before it becomes available to your users and to be prepared. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/heads-up-soon-youll-be-able-to-upgrade-your-classic-workspaces-to-the-new-workspace-experience/. The author is Read More

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/heads-up-soon-youll-be-able-to-upgrade-your-classic-workspaces-to-the-new-workspace-experience/. The author is 

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This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI embedded analytics and Power BI visuals platform This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-developer-community-november-update-2/. The author is Read More

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Back in 2018 I wrote a blog post about how to troubleshoot web service refresh issues using a third party tool called Fiddler. It’s still relevant but Fiddler is a complex tool and installing it and giving it the right permissions to see everything it needs to see isn’t easy. Luckily, the new Power Query […]

This post first appeared at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wordpress/Cpjz/~3/bjBJVElZCL0/. The author is Chris Webb

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It is 5.5 years since I left my 25 year corporate role at Coca-Cola and started my own business training and supporting the Microsoft self-service BI tools (Power BI, Power Query and Power Pivot for … I’m Hiring A Power BI Trainer/Consultant Read More This post first appeared at https://exceleratorbi.com.au/im-hiring-a-power-bi-trainer-consultant/. The author is Matt AllingtonRead More

This post first appeared at https://exceleratorbi.com.au/im-hiring-a-power-bi-trainer-consultant/. The author is Matt Allington

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The LinkedIn Sales Navigator Analytics Integration allows teams to seamlessly view and analyze Sales Navigator usage data within Power BI to increase sales effectiveness and maximize productivity. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/analyze-linkedin-sales-navigator-usage-data-in-power-bi/. The author is Read More

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/analyze-linkedin-sales-navigator-usage-data-in-power-bi/. The author is 

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The ribbon in Power BI Desktop has an updated and modern experience. When you turn on the “Updated ribbon” preview feature, you will see a ribbon that looks more like the ribbon in Office products. In the updated ribbon, you have access to all the existing features that you know and love, and over time, […]

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