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LootCrate Unboxing – Guardians – May 2017

The theme for this month's loot crate was Guardians. As expected, it had something from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 along with The Goonies, Star Wars, Destiny and Avatar, The Last Airbender.

LootCrate Unboxing – Guardians – May 20172017-05-31T07:32:36-05:00

Digging deep into Power BI in Atlanta, Georgia

On July 14th, Adam will be delivering a Pre-Con talk at Atlanta, Georgia's SQL Saturday and would love to see you there. This will be a deep dive of Power BI and not for the feint of heart! We will look at items from Power BI Desktop, all the way to the service and into [...]

Digging deep into Power BI in Atlanta, Georgia2017-05-29T11:08:17-05:00

What to expect on June 1st with Power BI!

On May 3rd, we announced new offerings and changes to Free and Pro users. The changes for Free users go into effect on June 1st. In this video, Adam looks at what you can expect to see when you sign into the Power BI service on June 1st if you are an eligible user for [...]

What to expect on June 1st with Power BI!2017-05-27T18:27:33-05:00

Adam and Patrick Unplugged – May 2017 [EP3]

In this episode of the Adam and Patrick Unplugged Show, we were at SQL Saturday NYC and thought we would bring in a few guests to join us and talk about what they are doing and what they could share with you! Jonathan Stewart (1:31) Twitter: @SQLLocks Website: https://sqllocks.com Where you can see Jonathan next: [...]

Adam and Patrick Unplugged – May 2017 [EP3]2017-05-26T10:05:17-05:00

Power BI Report Server, data privacy and more

Data Privacy Settings In Power BI/Power Query, Part 1: Performance Implications (@technitrain) SSAS TABULAR VS MULTIDIMENSIONAL FEATURE MATRIX (@BrettPowell76) Reusing Datasets Imported to the Power BI Service (@SQLChick) Power BI Report Server preview now available What’s new in SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.1 for Analysis Services BONUS ITEMS: How to compute index numbers at top [...]

Power BI Report Server, data privacy and more2017-05-25T10:05:29-05:00

Dynamic Power BI reports using Parameters

In this video, Patrick shows you how you can use a parameter, within a Power BI report, to dynamically change the data in a report. This uses M Functions within Power Query and a second source that has the key values to pull. Then using a gateway to enable refresh.

Dynamic Power BI reports using Parameters2017-05-24T10:03:36-05:00

Install and configure Power BI Report Server (May 2017 Preview)

In this video, I look at how to install and configure the May 2017 Preview of Power BI Report Server. Power BI Report Server has a new standalone install experience and this product allows for Power BI reports to be rendered in the web portal along with paginated reports. This will get you started with [...]

Install and configure Power BI Report Server (May 2017 Preview)2017-05-23T12:31:10-05:00

Going back to New York City!

It has been a while since I've been back to New York City - the old stomping grounds. Crystal and I traveled there for SQL Saturday NYC which is a community event for the SQL Server and related technologies. It was held at the Microsoft office in Time Square. Getting to eat real New York [...]

Going back to New York City!2017-05-22T08:41:33-05:00

Power BI Premium, Apps and Report Server

So many announcements for Power BI this week! Also, it is Star Wars day!!! May the 4th be with you! Power BI Desktop May Feature Summary Microsoft accelerates modern BI adoption with Power BI Premium Power BI Premium Calculator Power BI initial SKU and pricing information Power BI Premium webinar (May 11th) Distribute to large [...]

Power BI Premium, Apps and Report Server2017-05-04T13:25:11-05:00

Using Apps and App Workspaces in Power BI

In this video, I introduce you to Apps and App Workspaces within Power BI. Apps are a new concept in Power BI and I dive into how to create, manage and use Apps. I will also touch on how Power BI Premium fits into the App story. Learn more about Apps and App Workspaces - [...]

Using Apps and App Workspaces in Power BI2017-05-03T13:02:00-05:00