Tag: Business Intelligence

I was working with some bookmarks in a Power BI model earlier when I noticed that in some cases the Filter pane was expanded and in other cases, it was collapsed. I was intrigued so I started investigating. It seems when you save the bookmark, it now retains the open/close state of the Filter pane. […]

In an earlier post, I wrote about how to mine the OCR data from Office 365 document folders using Power BI. During the research for that post I discovered that the photo EXIF data is also available for analysis from Office 365. I’ll show you how to get to it in this post. What is […]

On occasion, useless solutions like this will be posted as they may not be directly useful in production, but they are educational in value and can lead to useful work. Oh goodness, what have you done? This post originally started as a joke at dinner with Adam Saxton of Guy in a Cube and Jason […]

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!

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 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 […]

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.