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How to stop your Power BI tenant becoming a dataset swamp?

Self-service BI! This is what Power BI is all about for business users. They can connect to any available data source and start creating their own reports. However, great Power (BI) comes with great responsibility as per Uncle Ben and not sure business users are aware of their responsibilities when it comes to Power BI Read more about How to stop your Power BI tenant becoming a dataset swamp?[…]

How to organize workspaces in a Power BI environment?

The question I often get in my Power BI architecture consulting sessions is that; “How should we organize our workspaces? should we have one workspace with all the reports in it? or multiple? should we split it based on each report? business unit? or something else?” In this article and video, I’ll explain a guide Read more about How to organize workspaces in a Power BI environment?[…]

Writing calculations on a real-time streaming Power BI dataset using DAX measures

In the previous article and video, I explained a method that you can use to have real-time calculations in a Power BI streaming dataset. The calculations done that way are limited though because it is using the Q&A feature of Power BI. If you are after a complex calculation then DAX can definitely help. In Read more about Writing calculations on a real-time streaming Power BI dataset using DAX measures[…]

How to write simple calculations in a Power BI streaming dataset?

If you use a streaming dataset in Power BI, you cannot download the Power BI file, and you cannot open it using Power BI Desktop. This means that you are limited not to use calculations in a streaming dataset. However, there is a small trick which you can use and can be helpful. I will Read more about How to write simple calculations in a Power BI streaming dataset?[…]

Power BI Helper Version 12 (2021) Feature Summary

Happy New Year. We wish this be a year full of happiness and joy for all of you. We are glad to let you know that version 12 of Power BI Helper is now available to download with the below new features; Detecting the storage mode of tables (DirectQuery, Dual, Import) Detecting the connection mode Read more about Power BI Helper Version 12 (2021) Feature Summary[…]

What should be your Salary in 2021 if you work with Power BI?

The Power BI 2021 Salary survey was popular enough to get some interesting results. In this post, I am sharing the result of that survey (which is filled by the public) as a Power BI report. The report gives you an overall idea of how much the minimum, maximum, and average salary should be based Read more about What should be your Salary in 2021 if you work with Power BI?[…]

Streamline Power BI Refresh: Refresh dataset after a successful refresh of dataflow

Do you have a Power BI dataset that gets data from a dataflow? have you ever thought; “can I get the dataset refreshed only after the refresh of dataflow completed and was successful?” The answer to this question is yes, you can. One of the recent updates from the data integration team of Power BI Read more about Streamline Power BI Refresh: Refresh dataset after a successful refresh of dataflow[…]

Power BI Dataflow vs Data Warehouse: Which one to choose?

Dataflow is the data transformation service in Power BI, and also some other Power Platform services. Data Warehouse is the cloud storage and also compute engine for data. I often get this question that: “Now that we have dataflow in Power BI, should we not use the Data warehouse? What are the differences? which is Read more about Power BI Dataflow vs Data Warehouse: Which one to choose?[…]

Power BI User Access Levels: Build and Edit are different

Often I have seen Power BI users have access to the areas that they shouldn’t. In Power BI, you can share a report with a user just for view only, or give them access to view and built, or to Edit. These are all different levels of access. Build access is the one that is Read more about Power BI User Access Levels: Build and Edit are different[…]

Row-Level Security on a DirectQuery to Power BI dataset composite model: My Findings

With the DirectQuery to Power BI or Azure analysis services dataset, there are some limitations on the way that RLS (Row-level security) works. Considering that I have written a book and many blogs on this subject, It was fair to have a look at how this works. In this blog and video, you will learn Read more about Row-Level Security on a DirectQuery to Power BI dataset composite model: My Findings[…]