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Ideas for future Power BI / Tableau comparisons

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 June 2022

Following last month's high-level comparison between Power BI and Tableau, what aspect of these two popular BI software tools would you like us to focus on next?

Tags:   Power BI | General

Changes in the June 2022 Update of Power BI

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 June 2022

This month sees a smattering of new features, including nicer-looking tables, a new data hub and story-telling in PowerPoint.

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

A high-level comparison between Power BI and Tableau

Posted by Andy Brown on 07 June 2022

Power BI and Tableau are the two leading BI tools, but how do they compare? We've teamed up with Steve Adams of Viz DJ to find out!

Tags:   Power BI | General

Changes for the May 2022 Power BI Desktop update

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 May 2022

Small improvements this month, but welcome ones - particularly the ability to zoom in and out, and to select data points in (some) charts using a selection rectangle.

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

Extracting external links from websites using Power BI

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 April 2022

Did you know that you could use Power BI as a tool to scrape websites, using the Html.Table M function? We didn't either until now!

Tags:   Power BI | Query editor

Power BI Desktop Update - April 2022

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 April 2022

A small update this month, with the main change being the addition of a few formatting options for matrices and chart legends.

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

The March 2022 Power BI Desktop Update

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 March 2022

There are no significant new features announced in March's Power BI Desktop update, although error bars for line charts are now in preview.

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

Two different schedules of planned updates to Power BI

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 March 2022

It can be hard to track down that elusive animal, the Power BI Updates schedule, but we've found two hidden in the Internet undergrowth

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

Announcing Bravo, a new add-in for Power BI

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 March 2022

Marco Russo of sqlbi.com is a (the?) expert in Power BI, so any new tool announced by him has to be worth consideration. Bravo is a new Power BI add-in which lets you analyse your data models, format your DAX, automate the creation of date tables and export data model tables to Excel.

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

Updates to Power BI Desktop - February 2022

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 February 2022

The February update enables the big new formatting pane in Power BI by default, as well as introducing changes to mobile view and multi-row cards.

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

A Wordle version of Power BI

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 January 2022

Can you play Wordle in Power BI? Of course you can! This blog explains how you can get Power BI to do something which it is eminently unsuited to do!

Tags:   Power BI | General

Our advanced Power BI course has split into two!

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 January 2022

We have launched two new courses: a two-day Advanced Power BI (Reports) course for report authors, and a two-day advanced Power BI (Data) course for data modellers.

Tags:   Power BI | General

Using the CalendarAuto function effectively in Power BI

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 November 2021

This blog shows how to generate a table which includes not only all of the dates in your data model, but also a range of aggregator columns such as financial year and month name for reporting purposes.

Power BI November 2021 Update

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 November 2021

This month's update is a biggie, with the introduction of a page navigator and a bookmark navigator, but it's the new formatting pane waiting in preview which will really changes people's lives.

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

Changes for the October 2021 Power BI Update

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 October 2021

There are virtually no changes in this month's update, but this blog does include details of two new features which slipped through previous monthly update nets: persistent filters and personal bookmarks.

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

Using personal bookmarks to persist filters

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 October 2021

In Power BI Service you can now create personal bookmarks to retain any changes you've made to filtering for a report.

Persistent report filters in Power BI

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 October 2021

Consumers of your reports can alter filters, but you can change an option to prevent these changes persisting for other users.

Sharing Power BI Reports using Teams

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 October 2021

You can add a tab for a Power BI report within a Teams channel, and also share a report from Power BI Service within Teams - this blog shows you how to do both these things!

Tags:   Power BI | General

September 2021 Power BI Update

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 September 2021

The September 2021 update to Power BI introduces even more features for customising buttons, a Power Automate connector and line chart series labels, along with a few other small changes.

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

Changes to Power BI Desktop for August 2021

Posted by Andy Brown on 31 August 2021

This month sees individually customisable shapes and further refinements to the X axis constant line, among other improvements to Power BI Desktop.

Tags:   Power BI | Updates
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