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Posted by Sam Lowrie on 19 July 2021
Sometimes our Owls come across little titbits that aren't big enough to count as a full meal. Instead we bide our time and create a smorgasbord of little bites for you to feast on. With that in mind, here are 5 Power BI tips that you might not know.
Posted by Andrew Gould on 19 July 2021
Confused about the difference between Power BI Reports and Power BI Paginated Reports? Allow this blog to clear up the confusion!
Posted by Sam Lowrie on 01 July 2021
There are many great resources for learning Power BI, and so many of them are completely free! Level up your BI skills with some of the best. Here Sam covers some of his favourite BI channels. You even get a glimpse behind the curtain to see other channels he watches!
Posted by Sam Lowrie on 20 April 2021
Following the April 2021 update to Power BI (perhaps coincidentally) we started getting this message appearing on our computers, blocking us from running Power BI. Here is how to solve this!
Posted by Andy Brown on 05 January 2021
Microsoft have announced a new type of licence for Power BI called Premium Per User, which sits halfway between the current Pro and Premium licences.
Posted by Andy Brown on 23 December 2020
Puzzled as to why there are two near-identical versions of Power BI Desktop? Wondering if web portal is anything like Power BI report server? Confused as to what a paginated report is? This blog answers all these questions, and more!
Posted by Andy Brown on 27 November 2020
This awesome game shows what's possible using bookmarks in Power BI (think of it as the sequel to Sam's 2019 Pin the Tail on Rudolf game).
Posted by Sam Lowrie on 30 October 2020
This blog show two ways in which you can create custom themes in Power BI without needing to learn how to write JSON: either use the built-in theme editor in Power BI, or use the theme generator from Power BI Tiips.
Posted by Andy Brown on 24 October 2020
What do you get when you combine the futuristic 3-dimensional mixed-reality environment created by the HoloLens 2 headset with Power BI reports? Read this blog to find out!
Posted by Andy Brown on 23 July 2020
Power BI Desktop went on general release on 24th July 2015. This short blog looks back nostalgically at milestones for both Power BI and Wise Owl.
Posted by Sam Lowrie on 26 June 2020
Sam was tired of getting told off for crinkled or missing expense receipts. So he had a look at Power Apps and this is what he found…
Posted by Sam Lowrie on 29 February 2020
A summary of what happened in the Power BI meet-up at the end of January, from a convert (Sam).
Posted by Andy Brown on 10 January 2020
When we find new features which we didn't know about, we try to share them! Did you know that you can turn preview off when getting data? Or that you could left-click to drill-through? We didn't!
Posted by Andy Brown on 12 December 2019
You have 3 attempts to pin the tail on the (slightly caustic) reindeer, a game created by Sam as a Power BI report.
Posted by Andy Brown on 18 October 2019
Power BI improves with each monthly update. Will it reach a point where SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) becomes redundant? This detailed blog compares the two products, and considers the future of SSRS.
Posted by Andrew Gould on 19 March 2019
Power BI encourages you to publish reports to an online service so that you can share your beautiful reports with the world. If you'd rather keep them a secret you can use Power BI Report Server to deploy your reports to an on-premises server, as this blog series shows you.
Posted by Andy Brown on 03 January 2019
This blog shows how to create fully dynamic reports, whereby users can choose which statistics to show and which dimensions to report them by.
Posted by Andy Brown on 22 July 2016
Microsoft are pursuing two separate BI lines at the moment: one for the Power BI tools which run within Excel, and another for the standalone application called Desktop Power BI. This blog attempts to explain the differences between two applications with such confusingly similar names!