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13 November
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 77 – Card Browser)

In this module you will learn how to use the Card Browser Custom Visual.  The Card Browser allows you to display document data in visually appealing way with images. Module 77 – Card Browser Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Card Browser Dataset – Pragmatic Works Employees.xlsx Completed...
08 November
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 76 – Image Timeline)

In this module you will learn how to use the Image Timeline Custom Visual.  The Image Timeline is a great way to display data in order across a timeline.  If you have images of your data you can also display those images on the timeline. Module 76 – Image Timeline Downloads Power BI Custom...
01 November
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 75 – Enlighten Stack Shuffle)

In this module you will learn how to use the Enlighten Stack Shuffle Custom Visual.  The Enlighten Stack Shuffle is helpful when you want to display a Top N set of values.  For example if you want to display your top 5 selling employees this visual can make that very easy. Module 75 – Enlighten...
23 October
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 74 – Cylindrical Gauge MAQ Software)

In this module you will learn how to use the Cylindrical Gauge Custom Visual by MAQ Software.  The Cylindrical Gauge can be helpful for visualizing a single metric on your report. Module 74 – Cylindrical Gauge (MAQ Software) Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Cylindrical Gauge (MAQ...
16 October
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 73 – Heat Streams)

In this module you will learn how to use the Heat Streams Custom Visual.  The Heat Streams visual allows you to visualize and compare a categorical value over time. Module 73 – Heat Streams Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Heat Streams Dataset – Monthly Sales by State.xlsx Completed Example –...
09 October
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 72 – HTML Viewer)

In this module you will learn how to use the HTML Viewer.  The HTML Viewer allows you to display the results of HTML code within your Power BI reports. Module 72 – HTML Viewer Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – HTML Viewer Dataset – Blog HTML.xlsx Completed Example – Module 72 – HTML...
06 October
2017
Author: Robert Cain

Making Videos for Fun and Profit

As I author this post, I’m at a Microsoft conference. Today’s focus is on the creation of video content to help promote your brand. As I have some experience with this from my Pluralsight videos, I had some suggestions as to technology. The first tool I use is from TechSmith, it is Camtasia. It...
02 October
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 71 – Timeline Storyteller)

In this module you will learn how to use the Timeline Storyteller.  The Timeline Storyteller is a great way to tell a story about your data. It gives you the ability to create multiple representations of your data and then pull them together by creating multiple scenes. Module 71 – Timeline...
25 September
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 70 – Custom Calendar By Akvelon)

In this module you will learn how to use the Custom Calendar by Akvelon.  The Custom Calendar by Akvelon is a calendar that allows you to display multiple metrics on each individual day of a month view. Module 70 – Custom Calendar By Akvelon Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Custom Calendar By...
24 September
2017
Author: Robert Cain

Windows 10 Icons Not Showing, Preview Not Working

I had a weird issue with Windows 10 today. All of a sudden, my icons weren’t displaying correctly. When I had the Preview Pane on, nothing was displayed. Even more bizarre, The Layout area of the View pane in Windows Explorer, had all the icons disabled. Turned out I had a corrupted icon cache....