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Analysis Services, Power BI tips and mobile – Roundup #51

This week we have some items for Analysis Services, some Power BI tips and a mobile update. SSAS Tabular Model Development Using Power BI Desktop (@Eno1978) 5 MORE POWER BI TIPS (@sqldusty) Power BI Mobile Apps Update – June 2016 Whitepaper: Bidirectional Cross Filtering

Analysis Services, Power BI tips and mobile – Roundup #512016-06-30T08:55:20-05:00

5 tips on how to find a mentor

In this video, I give 5 tips on how to find a mentor. If you have struggled to find a mentor, or don't think you need a mentor, this is for you. It is helpful to start with a baseline. Here is the definition of a mentor. Men´tor noun. 1.  Someone who teaches or gives [...]

5 tips on how to find a mentor2016-06-29T10:25:06-05:00

Power BI License Assignment

You have different options for Power BI license assignment. I look at what those are. From the Office 365 Admin portal to PowerShell. I also do a quick recap of the different licenses available. Power BI License Types There are only two license types for Power BI. Power BI (free) Power BI Pro You [...]

Power BI License Assignment2016-06-28T09:20:21-05:00

DAX, PostgreSQL and Cortana – Roundup #50

A few DAX related posts. Some help for getting the PostgreSQL provide usable with Power BI Desktop. And some help to get all the tools installed for Cortana Intelligence Suite. Make Your Numeric Division Faultless in Power Query (@Rad_Reza) Enable PostgreSQL for connection with Power BI Desktop (@Alejandro_Zhao) Setting Up a PC for Azure Cortana [...]

DAX, PostgreSQL and Cortana – Roundup #502016-06-23T10:10:19-05:00

My reading goal

This is a look at my reading goal. Are you a slow reader like I am? I did an online test and came out at around 147 wpm. Really below average. Reading a lot of books is a common theme for successful business leaders and entrepreneurs. How can I do that if I'm such a [...]

My reading goal2016-06-22T08:47:41-05:00

3 ways to try Power BI

Are you wanting to try Power BI, but not sure where to start? This is for you! I look at some ways you can get up and running with Power BI quickly. This is for an individual, or for your organization within Office 365. Try Power BI for free by signing up at powerbi.com [...]

3 ways to try Power BI2016-06-21T08:19:44-05:00

R, Reporting Services and some notifications for Power BI – Roundup #49

In this news roundup, I have a little R, some SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and a little sprinkle of Power BI. Creating R Code to run on SQL Server 2016 (@DesertIsleSQL) R script as data source in Power BI Desktop (@ankitpatira) What's new in Reporting Services 2016 (@SQLDusty) Help Improve Power BI Desktop Power [...]

R, Reporting Services and some notifications for Power BI – Roundup #492016-06-16T10:00:10-05:00

3 steps to get a Power BI Test Tenant

Are you wanting to get a Power BI test tenant to try things out with? I think you'll agree with me when I say: It seems really complicated to get a tenant up and running so you can test or evaluate Power BI and all of its features. Or is it? It turns out there [...]

3 steps to get a Power BI Test Tenant2016-06-14T09:22:04-05:00

DAX, Custom Data and Visuals for Power BI – Roundup #48

Rob Collie shows us how to find the outliers in your data by using DAX with either Power Pivot or Power BI. We have some DAX recommended practices. Kay Unkroth shows us how to use the CustomData connection property with Analysis Services from Reporting Services. Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari have created okviz.com to show [...]

DAX, Custom Data and Visuals for Power BI – Roundup #482016-06-09T09:19:54-05:00

Paginated vs. Mobile reports in Reporting Services

I look at the difference between paginated and mobile reports within Reporting Services 2016. Mobile reports are new with SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 and you may be confused as to what they are as compared to paginated reports. Paginated Reports Paginated reports are operational reports that allow for a more traditional report experience. Mobile [...]

Paginated vs. Mobile reports in Reporting Services2016-06-07T20:14:24-05:00