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Posted by Sam Lowrie on 18 May 2018
Learn to use the SUMMARIZE and CALCULATE functions to produce numeric and weighted distributions.
Posted by Andy Brown on 14 May 2018
New features introduced into Power BI Desktop in this update include conditional formatting by different fields, the inclusion of filters in drill-through and minor improvements to line and funnel charts.
Posted by Andy Brown on 07 April 2018
This month's update allows users to add customisable buttons to a report, incorporates a numeric slicer and includes a few other smaller changes.
Posted by Sam Lowrie on 24 March 2018
This blog gives some suggestions for how you might use the new bookmarks feature in Power BI Desktop.
Posted by Andy Brown on 20 March 2018
By far the biggest new feature in the March 2018 update of Power BI Desktop is bookmarks (so big, in fact, that it gets a summary treatment in this blog and a separate, longer blog all to itself).
Posted by Sam Lowrie on 14 March 2018
You can use bookmarks to take your reports to the next level - they take a while to get used to, as this blog shows, but they're worth the hassle!
Posted by Sam Lowrie on 12 March 2018
Basic Power BI Desktop visuals can leave something to be desired. Try these 5 visuals to spice up your reports!
Posted by Andy Brown on 15 February 2018
You can now search for formatting properties, have slicers which work across pages and create quick measures, among other new features.
Posted by Andy Brown on 11 January 2018
This month introduces a smorgasbord of small but useful updates, including the ability to hide pages, colour data labels and to set the anchor (from) date for a relative date slicer.
Posted by Andy Brown on 04 January 2018
If you get data in pivot (two-dimensional) form, you can unpivot it to get the underlying rows, and hence produce charts and visuals. This blog shows how!
Posted by Andy Brown on 04 January 2018
Field descriptions anyone? This is a fairly minor update, although we like responsive horizontal slicers, and there are some exciting things coming up in preview mode.
Posted by Andy Brown on 08 December 2017
This short blog explains how to convert Julian dates to "normal" ones, and how the formula used actually works!
Posted by Andy Brown on 29 November 2017
This short blog explains how you can copy and paste the steps of a query that you've created in Power Query (within Power BI Desktop). The steps also work for queries created in Power Query within Excel.
Posted by Andy Brown on 15 November 2017
There's not too much to whet the appetite here: most of the changes are extensions to existing features, such as conditional formatting and column-by-example.
Posted by Andy Brown on 09 October 2017
On the minus side, the changes introduced in this update (mainly a selection pane and spotlight facility) are tiny, but on the plus side there is a huge new feature (bookmarks) waiting in the wings in preview mode.
Posted by Andy Brown on 12 September 2017
The September 2017 Power BI Desktop update introduces ribbon charts, a feature to explain the increase or decrease for any chart point and a drill-through feature allowing you to temporarily switch to a summary page.
Posted by Andy Brown on 21 August 2017
Need to get tables of data into Excel from a website? There's no need to write lots of VBA code to scrape the site - just use Power Query to create a live link to the relevant page(s).
Posted by Andy Brown on 14 August 2017
A quiet month, after the frenetic activity of the July update, sees lots of small changes to matrices, tables and charts, but no single big update.
Posted by Andy Brown on 13 July 2017
This is a bigger update than usual, with the highlight undoubtedly being the official roll-out of the much-trailed new table and matrix visuals.
Posted by Andy Brown on 08 July 2017
To prevent the wrong people seeing the wrong data in your reports, you can create row-level security (for example, so only the London regional manager can see London data). This blog explains how!