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Performance Overhead Of Using Power BI Custom Visuals

Following on from the series of posts I wrote last month (starting here) about testing the performance of Power BI reports in the browser, I would now like to highlight one possible cause of slow report rendering performance: the over-use of custom visuals. Before we...

Fifteenth Blog Birthday

Every year, on the anniversary of the first-ever post on this blog, I write a post summarising my thoughts on what’s happening in the world of Microsoft BI and what I’m up to professionally. This year has seen bigger changes than most: in June I closed down my...

New “Diagnose Step” Power Query Feature In Power BI

One new feature that was introduced in the December 2019 release of Power BI Desktop, but which wasn’t mentioned in the release blog post, is the “Diagnose Step” button on the Tools tab of the Power Query Editor ribbon: As you might have guessed, it’s closely related...