Tag: Power BI

Power BI’s Donut charts are very attractive. When used improperly, they make it harder for the user to read the data. In this segment, see how a donut chart has been used improperly and learn a better way to show the data.

Crumpled paper Power BI

When designing your Power BI solution, are you designing your solution for maximum long term effectiveness? One of the biggest mind shifts that my Power BI students have to make when beginning their Power BI journey is to stop thinking in terms of reports when approaching their Business Intelligence (BI) needs. Rather, it’s more effective […]

We’ve been hard at work, pursuing that dream that we should be able to ask our computers questions and get reasonable answers quickly. This post shows some of our recent work, integrating Microsoft Project Online with Power BI and Cortana to create a seamless experience across the products. The video demonstrates this integration, using a […]

Power BI Kitchen

In this installment, the user facing aspects of your Power BI report models will be discussed. Much of this is considered fit and finish work. It is important that you take the time to address these issues as PowerBI.com enables users to build their own reports and dashboards from your data sets. This finish work […]

Power BI Kitchen

Professional chefs use a French kitchen organization approach called “Mise En Place”, which means literally, “putting in place.” It ensures that the placement of ingredients and utensils are optimally placed for efficient cooking. Power BI report models can require the same type of approach to ensure that your report models are maintainable over time. This applies […]

Are you having tired of waiting for long refresh times with Power BI? Perhaps, you are getting timeouts because you are retrieving too much data. There’s three easy ways to avoid these issues. WHY IS MY POWER BI DATA REFRESH SO SLOW? Many Power BI models refresh slowly as the models are not structured to […]

[fusion_text] My Star Trek moment has finally arrived! Growing up, it always seemed like a pipe dream to be able to ask questions of the computer and have her answer. Microsoft has got us the closest to this dream with Cortana and Power BI Integration. You can now summon answers from your Power BI dashboards, […]

[fusion_text]You can use the free PowerBI.com license with Microsoft Project Online to do your basic reporting. There are caveats but I’ll show you ways that you can use the free license effectively. What is Power BI? Microsoft Power BI is a collection of online and client tools that enable organizations to visualize and explore data, […]

Visualizing Project Time Project Online supports collaborative work management across your organization. It provides the ability to manage multiple project schedules and allows project team members to enter the time spent on assigned tasks via their timesheet. The timesheet information can then be used for many purposes. Many Project Management Offices (PMOs) have dynamic information […]

Thank you for the great response! I created a video last week called the most interested time sheet audit report, mainly as a tongue-in-cheek way of introducing the cool functionality of Power BI over what is normally a dry reporting topic. The response was great! So great, that I’m putting together a hybrid class to […]