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Are you really, really good at designing Power BI solutions? If so, you should nominate yourself for Microsoft’s Power BI FastTrack Recognized Solution Architect (FTRSA) distinction! Here’s the official description of what this is: FastTrack Recognized Solution Architect is a recognition conferred by the Power Platform product engineering team upon a practicing solution architect for […]

This post first appeared at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wordpress/Cpjz/~3/np4YWd7BGV0/. The author is Chris Webb

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With Microsoft AppSource you can find the right app for your organization’s needs and get solutions that fit your industry and Microsoft products you already use. But while it is easy to find apps on the official portal, I thought it would only make sense to allow you an alternative (and perhaps even easier) way […]

This post first appeared at https://datachant.com/2020/09/25/explore-all-apps-on-appsource/. The author is Gil Raviv

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We’re excited to share all the new innovations we’re rolling out for Power BI to help make creating professional-grade apps even easier. Join us on October 1, 2020, from 9–11 AM Pacific Time (UTC -7), for this free digital event. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/see-all-the-power-bi-updates-at-the-microsoft-business-applications-launch-event/. The author is Read More

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/see-all-the-power-bi-updates-at-the-microsoft-business-applications-launch-event/. The author is 

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September 2020 gateway release This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-september-2020-update-is-now-available/. The author is Read More

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-september-2020-update-is-now-available/. The author is 

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Yesterday was filled with announcements of new capabilities of Power BI Premium and even a per user licensing option to gain access to Premium features. This blog post sums those up so you can prepare for a much better experience of owning and using Power BI Premium. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-upcoming-evolution-of-power-bi-premium-to-enterprise-markets-and-beyond/. The author is Read […]

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-upcoming-evolution-of-power-bi-premium-to-enterprise-markets-and-beyond/. The author is 

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Today’s announcement by Arun around the introduction of a Premium per user license option has generated a lot of interest and excitement in the Power BI community. It has also generated a lot of questions, so we’ve put together this blog post to answer some of the most common ones we’ve seen. This post first […]

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/answering-your-questions-around-the-new-power-bi-premium-per-user-license/. The author is 

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Due to a recent change in Microsoft AppSource (undocumented) API, two of my Power BI Apps, Custom Visuals Exploration Tool (here), and the Template Apps Exploration Tool (here) stopped showing any data when you refresh the report. You will get the following page after the refresh. I have published a fix to this issue (Kudos […]

This post first appeared at https://datachant.com/2020/09/22/custom-visuals-exploration-tool-new-version/. The author is Gil Raviv

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The way we work is changing dramatically. It’s more connected, collaborative, and often done remotely. Organizations need tools to help everyone infuse data into every decision. We’re excited to announce new Power BI integrations for Microsoft Teams to make it easier to discover and use data within your organization.   This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-new-power-bi-experiences-in-microsoft-teams/. The author is Read More

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-new-power-bi-experiences-in-microsoft-teams/. The author is 

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During this new Microsoft Ignite format, with 48 hours of hours of digital sessions and interactions where thousands of IT professionals will come together, we have several exciting innovations to announce that will help customers drive clarity when they need it most. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/driving-a-data-culture-in-a-world-of-remote-everything/. The author is Read More

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/driving-a-data-culture-in-a-world-of-remote-everything/. The author is 

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Starting this month, we have merged the Power BI Desktop, Service and Mobile blogs so there is one overview of everything that is new in this month. For now, let us get started because we have exciting updates this month! Amongst others, in the analytics area, we introduce a preview of the Smart narratives visual […]

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-september-2020-feature-summary/. The author is 

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we are excited to announce that deployment pipelines become GA, along with additional new features. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-deployment-pipelines-general-availability-ga/. The author is Read More

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-deployment-pipelines-general-availability-ga/. The author is 

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The Smart narrative visualization helps you quickly summarize visuals and reports by providing relevant out-of-the-box insights that are customizable. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/smart-narrative-preview/. The author is Read More

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/smart-narrative-preview/. The author is 

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Power BI continues to innovate and today we are releasing Power BI app for HoloLens 2 with the goal to provide our users with real-time business information in the context of their work through a unique, delightful, immersive experience.. Using Power BI app on HoloLens 2 makes it easy to view and interact with reports […]

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-app-for-mixed-reality-now-available-for-hololens-2/. The author is 

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I’m always looking for more productive ways to work with Power BI and associated tools. As I covered in my article last week, development of Power BI reports using SharePoint for your file storage can be so slow that it is impractical. In this article I discuss the various options […]Read More » This post […]

This post first appeared at https://exceleratorbi.com.au/fast-track-power-bi-dev-with-sharepoint-files/. The author is Matt Allington

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Find out which Power BI Community Data Story won for September and which Data Story received an honorable mention! We also announce next month’s Data Stories Gallery theme at the end of the blog. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/congratulations-to-the-featured-data-stories-gallery-contributors/. The author is Read More

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/congratulations-to-the-featured-data-stories-gallery-contributors/. The author is 

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As has been the case this entire year due to these unprecedented circumstances, Microsoft Ignite is going virtual. Join us between September 22nd and 24th.  If you have not registered already, there’s still time so we hope you take a few minutes and Register Here.  Power BI will be featured prominently during live sessions as […]

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-at-microsoft-ignite-virtual-conference/. The author is 

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When you’re faced with a slow Power BI report it’s very easy to assume that the problem is something to do with the dataset, how it’s modelled and how the DAX has been written, and then disappear down a rabbit hole of Marco-and-Alberto videos trying to shave milliseconds of the time taken by each DAX […]

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

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The ‘new look’ of the Power BI service is evolving again based on your feedback during public preview… This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/updates-to-the-new-look-experience-and-release-plan/. The author is Read More

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/updates-to-the-new-look-experience-and-release-plan/. The author is 

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Until recently, I had not spent a lot of time building Power BI Reporting solutions that have SharePoint Online as a data source (This article refers to SharePoint Online specifically, but I am sure the experience is the same with on premise SharePoint). Over the last month or so I […]Read More » This post […]

This post first appeared at https://exceleratorbi.com.au/power-bi-and-sharepoint-terrible-together/. The author is Matt Allington

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Last week we presented at the annual Gartner BI Bake-Off session which was moved to a virtual setting this year. We are very excited to share our bake-off demos and key findings with everyone. This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/gartner-analytics-and-bi-virtual-bake-off-2020-world-population-health-analysis-with-power-bi/. The author is Read More

This post first appeared at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/gartner-analytics-and-bi-virtual-bake-off-2020-world-population-health-analysis-with-power-bi/. The author is 

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