Category: Power BI

If you need to do use small-multiple visualization in Power BI, see the easiest way to do it, using the Infographics Designer custom visual!

I’m so excited to see Optical Character Recognition (OCR) working natively now in Office 365! I got my start in government where we scanned a lot of documents. There was a lot of data locked away in those images but no easy way to mine it. OCR was explored as a possible solution, but it […]

Part 2 of this series explores the difficulty in determining whether your business intelligence content is using authentic data. To illustrate the point, let’s examine a recent Seattle Times article about the Measles outbreak happening in Washington. An Example The article in question, “Are measles a risk at your kid’s school? Explore vaccination-exemption data with […]

I finished the demo of Microsoft Power BI dashboards and reports that we had built for a client. I looked at the room and asked, “What do you think?” This proof of concept hopefully created excitement, by showing what was possible with the client’s data. As we went around the table, people were generally thrilled. […]

If you are creating Power BI content that you are embedding into a SharePoint Modern page, you know that the default Power BI theme colors don’t match SharePoint’s colors. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered.  Attached to this post and also cross-posted to the https://Community.PowerBI.com Theme Gallery is the Tumble Road SharePoint Modern theme. […]

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 […]