I recently participated in SharePoint Saturday – Charlotte where I talked to many people about Power BI and how it could fit in, within their own organization. I heard the refrain, “No one really owns BI in our organization.” many times along the way. I found this concerning. Many organizations have product owners but not […]

What were you thinking? Do you remember exactly what you were thinking three months ago when you wrote that rather involved Power Query M statement? Me neither. So, why suffer when you can easily avoid the pain of code archaeology in Power BI? Piecing together a forgotten thought process around a particular problem can be […]

Power BI Accidental Tip This tip came about by accident. I was working on a new class exercise for https://sharepointna.com when I came across an easy way to sort your dataset columns alphabetically. While column search in the Query Editor makes this less necessary, it is very useful when working with DAX where you are […]

Are you still putting boxes around your Power BI graphics? Stop boxing your data! Boxes add unnecessary visual noise and can make it hard to see your graphics. We present a better way to add style to your data story in Power BI. These techniques enable you add a graphical background to your Power BI […]

Background Tumble Road has partnered with CA Technologies over the last year, to make their reporting more Power BI friendly. At CA World 17, we helped introduce the new OData connector to the CA PPM Data Warehouse to attendees. The CA Need The CA PPM Data Warehouse (DWH) has very rich security support at the […]

You are going to love this new functionality that just appeared in Power Q&A on PowerBI.com today.

It’s that time again and if you are headed to Microsoft Ignite 2017 and are overwhelmed with the session choices, here’s some recommended sessions to check out. Power BI – Microsoft Ignite 2017 If Power BI is your interest area, here’s some great sessions to check out. Dive into effective report authoring using Microsoft Power […]

I was introduced to the new Visio custom visual for Power BI during the Microsoft Inspire convention. After a few minutes, I was impressed with the power and simplicity of it. It helped solve a problem that we’ve had when building out Power BI reports. Telling a Complete Digital Story In my Power BI classes, […]

This post is an excerpt from our Advanced Power BI class. Importance of Data State Analyzing data states in the data collected is generally the primary focus of our Power BI analyses. We look at aspects related to standards, compare dates to today’s date and execute other such comparisons. The business user who consumes your […]

This post addresses one of several common challenges for new Power BI users face. We’ve compiled a list of challenges, based on Our Real World Power BI training series. Making your Power BI slicers visually distinctive. Many new users can create slicers in Power BI to enable the end user to dynamically explore their data. […]