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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....
19 September
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 69 – Heatmap)

In this module you will learn how to use the Heatmap Custom Visual.  The Heatmap is useful for show data density on a map. It does this well because it aggregates data points and plots them to colors on a map. Module 69 – Heatmap Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Heatmap Dataset – Consumer...
11 September
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 68 – Dynamic Tooltip MAQ Software)

In this module you will learn how to use the Dynamic Tooltip Custom Visual by MAQ Software.  The Dynamic Tooltip allows you to add extra insight to your report or visuals with a popup that provides additional information. Module 68 – Dynamic Tooltip (MAQ Software) Downloads Power BI Custom...
05 September
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 67 – Impact Bubble Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Impact Bubble Chart Custom Visual.  The Impact Bubble Chart is an animated bubble chart that allows you to compare two entities against each other. Module 67 – Impact Bubble Chart Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Impact Bubble Chart Dataset – Movie...
02 September
2017
Author: DustinRyan
DustinRyan

Setting Up a Drillthrough Action in your Power BI Report

At some point this weekend, the Microsoft Power BI folks turned on the drillthrough feature in the Power BI service. This is the same drillthrough feature that demonstrated during day 1 of the Microsoft Data Insights Summit, which you can read about here. So I thought it’d be good to quickly walk...