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Power BI for the NON-TECHnical person

Is Power BI intimidating? Coming from Microsoft Excel? You consider yourself non-technical? Don't want to have to write or know anything about DAX? Patrick looks at how you can create a report quickly with just your Excel data and not have to write any code!

Power BI for the NON-TECHnical person2021-04-08T06:40:01-05:00

Exploring the Power BI Model View

Have you really used the Power BI model view? Patrick walks through some of things he loves about it. Both some old favorites and some newer items you may not be aware of.

Exploring the Power BI Model View2021-04-07T07:49:29-05:00

Why is Power BI SLOW

We've seen people comment that Power BI is SLOW. But, what they really mean is your report is slow. Patrick breaks things down to get you pointed in the right direction. Chris Hamill's Blog: https://alluringbi.com/2020/08/06/consolidating-report-elements-for-improved-performance/

Why is Power BI SLOW2021-03-31T07:34:25-05:00

3 ways to REDUCE DATA In Power BI Desktop (No Premium needed!)

Sometimes you want to reduce data in Power BI Desktop so it's easier to work with. Then work with all the data in the Power BI Service. Patrick shows you 3 ways that can help do this without using Incremental Refresh or needing Power BI Premium!

3 ways to REDUCE DATA In Power BI Desktop (No Premium needed!)2021-03-24T07:25:55-05:00

Using Microsoft Forms data with Power BI

Are you using Microsoft Forms to capture information and want to pull that into Power BI? Also to be able to refresh that data? Patrick has you covered and gives you some pointers.

Using Microsoft Forms data with Power BI2021-03-17T06:54:15-05:00

TAME the the beast that is DAX in Power BI (aka how to learn DAX)

We know that DAX, in Power BI, can be intimidating. We've been there. Patrick shows you how you can learn DAX using what you have available today and TAME the beast that is DAX! DAX.Guide: https://dax.guide DAX Studio: https://daxstudio.org/ DAX Patterns: https://daxpatterns.com Microsoft Learn: https://docs.microsoft.com/learn/paths/dax-power-bi/ Download Sample

TAME the the beast that is DAX in Power BI (aka how to learn DAX)2021-03-10T07:36:18-05:00

Ever wanted a NOTIFICATION in your Power BI Reports?

Maybe you want your Power BI report users to get be notified of some changes that occurred. And, you want that displayed within the report. Patrick has a way you can do just that!

Ever wanted a NOTIFICATION in your Power BI Reports?2021-03-03T07:05:18-05:00

Why Power BI loves a Star Schema

Are you using a flat table in your Power BI report? You may be missing out! Patrick explores what a STAR SCHEMA is and why you should be using it. Guidance doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/power-bi/guidance/star-schema DAX.tips: https://dax.tips/2021/02/15/visualise-your-power-bi-refresh/

Why Power BI loves a Star Schema2021-02-24T08:47:17-05:00

Best Practice Analyzer in Tabular Editor for your Power BI Dataset

Do you work on your Power BI dataset or data model? Are you following best practices? Patrick walks you through a best practice analyzer set for Tabular Editor, from Michael Kolvasky, that can help you improve your data model. Blog post: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/blog/best-practice-rules-to-improve-your-models-performance/ Tabular Editor: https://tabulareditor.com/ Download BPA Rules: https://github.com/microsoft/Analysis-Services/tree/master/BestPracticeRules Michael Kolvasky's Blog: https://www.elegantbi.com/ Feedback: pbibestpractice@microsoft.com

Best Practice Analyzer in Tabular Editor for your Power BI Dataset2021-02-18T07:09:18-05:00
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