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19 May
2017
Author: DustinRyan
DustinRyan

Power BI Architecture Diagram v3 is Now Available!

Over the past couple weeks there has been a ton of news and announcements around the direction Microsoft is taking Power BI. Between Power BI Premium and Power BI Report Server, my head has been spinning trying to stay educated on all the new changes and enhancements. With all these...
17 May
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 51 – Hierarchy Slicer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Hierarchy Slicer Power BI Custom Visual.  The Hierarchy Slicer visual is a great way to filter your day but within a hierarchical view of your data. Module 51 – Hierarchy Slicer Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Hierarchy Slicer Dataset – Product...
09 May
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 50 – Narratives)

In this module you will learn how to use the Narrative Power BI Custom Visual.  The Narrative visual is developed by Narrative Science and it gives you the ability to automatically deliver analysis of your data.  The results look similar to a final report that a analyst might provide after...
01 May
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 49 – SandDance)

In this module you will learn how to use the SandDance Power BI Custom Visual.  The SandDance visual is an incredibly interactive visual that allows you to create insights to view your data in multiple ways and with animations. Module 49 – SandDance Downloads Power BI Custom Visual –...
25 April
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 48 – Time Brush)

In this module you will learn how to use the Time Brush Power BI Custom Visual.  The Time Brush gives you the ability both filter your report and see a graphics representation of your data at the same time. The name Time Brush comes from the behavior used when you select the values you’d like to...
18 April
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 47 – Line Dot Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Line Dot Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Line Dot Chart gives you the ability to make a more engaging line chart that can actually be animated across time. Module 47 – Line Dot Chart Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Line Dot Chart Dataset –...
13 April
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 46 – Table Sorter)

In this module you will learn how to use the Table Sorter Power BI Custom Visual.  The Table Sorter allows you to rapidly re-sort and rank values by within a table. Module 46 – Table Sorter Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Table Sorter Dataset – NFL Data.xlsx Completed Example – Module 46 –...
10 April
2017
Author: DustinRyan
DustinRyan

Microsoft Business Intelligence Materials from Discussion at Jacksonville University

Today I had the wonderful pleasure for leading a discussion regarding the products, services, and tools Microsoft provides in the business intelligence stack. I met with Jacksonville University students and faculty and also had the pleasure of speaking with members of local businesses that are...
06 April
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 45 – Network Navigator)

In this module you will learn how to use the Network Navigator Power BI Custom Visual.  You may find the need to use the Network Navigator when you’re trying to find links between different attributes in a dataset. It does this by visualizing each attribute as a node and the strength of activity...
29 March
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 44 – Attribute Slicer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Attribute Slicer Power BI Custom Visual.  Using the Attribute Slicer you have the ability to filter your entire report while also being able to visibly see a measure value associated with each attribute. Module 44 – Attribute Slicer Downloads Power...