KPIs and Power BI; Visualization Aspect

In every reporting solution you might feel KPI as a requirement. KPI or Key Performance Indicator is a measure for business to understand how they are acting in specific area that is very import for their business. Power BI supports built-in visualization for KPI, and there are also some good custom visuals that can be Read more about KPIs and Power BI; Visualization Aspect[…]

Power BI Filled Map; the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Power BI utilizes two built-in map charts; Map and Filled Map. Filled Map is a map that shows data points as Geo-spatial areas rather than points on map. Areas can be continent, country, region, state, city, or county. Working with Filled Map however isn’t as easy and convenient as the map chart is. You need Read more about Power BI Filled Map; the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly[…]

Custom Visuals in Power BI; Build Whatever You Want

In previous posts of Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star you’ve learned that Power BI has bunch of useful built-in visualizations such as bar chart, column chart, waterfall chart, tree map, and many other visualizations. However there is always requirement for new types of visualizations. You might want to visualize parts of the data Read more about Custom Visuals in Power BI; Build Whatever You Want[…]

Be Fitbit BI Developer in Few Steps: Step 3 Visualization

In previous steps you’ve learned how to extract and mash up the data from CSV and automate the process of looping through all CSV files in the source folder. In this step we are going to build visualizations based on the data set we’ve built so far. In this post you will see how easy Read more about Be Fitbit BI Developer in Few Steps: Step 3 Visualization[…]

How to Do Power BI Mapping With Latitude and Longitude Only

You may have seen many videos or blog posts so far that Power BI Desktop showed the data on the map visualization based on address, suburb, city, state, and country. Fortunately Bing Map helps a lot to search the point on the map based on address fields. However sometimes you don’t have address fields, actually Read more about How to Do Power BI Mapping With Latitude and Longitude Only[…]

Power BI Waterfall Chart: What’s That All About?

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You’ve heard the news about Power BI Desktop release with bunch of new features. If you don’t, read blog post here to understand new features of Power BI. Waterfall chart is one of the new visualization elements in this product. For finance people this chart makes sense, but not everyone knows the usage of that. In this post I want to explain what is Waterfall chart, when to use it? and how to use it? So you would learn what’s Waterfall chart all about?

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Walk-through Steps: I’m New to BI, Where to Start? – Part 4: Data Visualization

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Data Visualization is the front end of your BI system. It will be seen from the user’s point of view as the whole BI system! The reason for that is users only will see this part of the BI system, they won’t see Data Warehouse, ETL,  andData Governance… What they see is only dashboards and charts explaining data values. So it is essential to do the data visualization right and effective. A good data visualization should be able to tell story behind the data. A bad data visualization won’t help users even if you have a good data warehouse or ETL design. So you should spent time to analyze ever dashboard, chart, and table and make that a good story teller to the user.

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Presentation Materials: TechDays Hong Kong 2014, Power BI Data Visualization with Power Map and Power View

Thanks to all attendees of my session in TechDays 2014 Hong Kong about Power BI Data Visualization with Power Map and Power View. Here is session Title, Description, and presentation file; Title: Power BI Data Visualization with Power Map and Power View Description: Power BI is the most recent BI technology and tool provided by Read more about Presentation Materials: TechDays Hong Kong 2014, Power BI Data Visualization with Power Map and Power View[…]

Presentation files for Hong Kong TechDays 2013 : Choosing the Right Data Visualization with Microsoft Business Intelligence

Thank you all for attending at my presentation in TechDays 2013 Hong Kong at morning of 3rd day of conference. here you can find presentation file of my speaking session about Choosing the right Visualization Tool with Microsoft Business Intelligence Title: Choosing the Right Visualization Tool with Microsoft Business Intelligence (MSBI) Description: Microsoft BI stack Read more about Presentation files for Hong Kong TechDays 2013 : Choosing the Right Data Visualization with Microsoft Business Intelligence[…]