Have you tried Data Wrangler within Microsoft Fabric or Visual Studio Code? It's a great way to start cleaning your data and have it write your python code for you! Really getting the Power Query vibes and we love it! How to accelerate data prep with Data Wrangler in Microsoft Fabric https://learn.microsoft.com/fabric/data-science/data-wrangler Introducing the Data [...]
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There were some recent updates to the storytelling experience in PowerPoint with Power BI. Patrick walks through how you can use these to make the most of PowerPoint and Power BI! About storytelling with Power BI in PowerPoint https://learn.microsoft.com/power-bi/collaborate-share/service-power-bi-powerpoint-add-in-about
It's been said that OneLake is the OneDrive of data in Microsoft Fabric! OneLake Explorer makes that even more so. Patrick walks you through how this works and how you can leverage it today! OneLake File Explorer https://learn.microsoft.com/fabric/onelake/onelake-file-explorer
Tired of the usual text data labels that only have one value? Looking for something different? Patrick shows you how to customize your data labels using DAX in your Power BI reports!
Dynamic M parameters in Power Query isn't anything new. However, Patrick was challenged with using them to allow for multi-select and "select all" with a slicer in a Power BI report. Will he succeed? Dynamic M query parameters in Power BI Desktop https://learn.microsoft.com/power-bi/connect-data/desktop-dynamic-m-query-parameters
People have been asking "What about SQL Server?" with regards to Microsoft Fabric. Bob Ward joins us to show a way you can get your SQL data into Fabric with CETaS and the power of shortcuts in OneLake. And, then use that data in Power BI! CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE AS SELECT (CETAS) (Transact-SQL) https://learn.microsoft.com/sql/t-sql/statements/create-external-table-as-select-transact-sql?view=sql-server-ver16&tabs=powershell Microsoft [...]
DYNAMIC format strings recently were made available for DAX Measures in Power BI Desktop! Zoe walks us through how you can use these to enhance your reports! Create dynamic format strings for measures https://learn.microsoft.com/power-bi/create-reports/desktop-dynamic-format-strings Zoe Douglas https://www.linkedin.com/in/zoedouglas-data/ https://twitter.com/DataZoePowerBI
You started your journey into Microsoft Fabric. Ted wants to help you understand how to create your first Lakehouse and start getting data into OneLake! What is a lakehouse in Microsoft Fabric? https://learn.microsoft.com/fabric/data-engineering/lakehouse-overview Create a lakehouse in Microsoft Fabric https://learn.microsoft.com/fabric/data-engineering/create-lakehouse Ted Vilutis https://www.linkedin.com/in/tedvilutis/ https://twitter.com/tvilutis
If you are moving your on-premises SQL Servers to the cloud, and/or if you have a mix of Azure SQL, Managed Instance and on-prem, make sure you are licensing correctly with Azure Hybrid Benefits. Shashank shows us how! Azure Hybrid Benefit https://azure.microsoft.com/pricing/hybrid-benefit/ Azure Hybrid Benefit - Azure SQL Database & SQL Managed Instance https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/azure-sql/azure-hybrid-benefit?view=azuresql&tabs=azure-portal Azure [...]
Using Power BI Desktop and notice that you have some limited relationships in your model? Patrick discovered an interesting issue that threw him off at first. Learn how he solved it! Model relationships in Power BI Desktop https://learn.microsoft.com/power-bi/transform-model/desktop-relationships-understand Regular and limited relationships in Power BI (SQLBI) https://www.sqlbi.com/articles/strong-and-weak-relationships-in-power-bi/