So this week it is all pretty much about Power BI, Microsoft seems to be steam rolling ahead which is great to see.
And it is understandable that for the on premise products this takes a bit longer to get completed and implemented, and I am looking forward to see how this plays out in the future.
Power BI – Tiles Office Add In
I know that this has been blogged by quite a few people but it is a really fantastic add in and it is something that I honestly have been thinking about, and I do think that I did mention it my previous BI-NSIGHT blog post.
This really does mean that your presentation can be that much more interactive and is something that I will definitely use in the future.
If you want to find our more details on how to use it then use this link: Integrating Power BI Tiles into Office documents
And if you want to install the Power BI Tiles Add In you can get it from here: Power BI Tiles
Power BI – Content Pack – Microsoft Dynamics NAV
This week is another Content Pack, this time it is Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
It is interesting to see that Microsoft are also creating content packs for some of their own offerings. As with Dynamics NAV where it is aimed more at the small to medium organizations, which is often the organization size that does not have the skills or time to create great reporting. This enables the organizations to report on their financials and business processes.
You can read all about it here: Exploring your Microsoft Dynamics NAV Data with Power BI
Power BI – Weekly Service Update
Another week of great updates for the Power BI service.
I have to say something that I have been thinking about recently is that what if you wanted to have a different name for a column name in your Power BI model. Whilst this doesn’t directly do this (As you could do with Power Pivot and synonyms) it does mean that you can suggest some search terms which will prompt the people to use other search terms that are available to them.
It is good to see that they are also incorporating having shapes integrated as that can often enable you to change the focus of your report so that it is immediate to the user.
And finally it is good to see that you now can have the option to just share the URL with other users in your organization. This also then means that the user can actually bookmark the URL, which means that they can quickly and easily view the data, without having to look through their email.
You can read all about it here: Power BI Weekly Service Update
Power BI – Contest Winner – Advanced Time Slicer
This was another worthy winner and something that I could see myself using in the future.
You can find more information here: Advanced time-slicer (brush-chart) by Cambridge Technology Partners Team
Power BI – Overview White Paper
I am not sure if this has been seen before as the Power BI Overview White Paper looks to have been released on July 2015, but I know that I have not read it yet, and I plan to read it asap.
You can download it from here: http://www.jenunderwood.com/PowerBIOverviewWhitepaper.docx
Power BI – Security White Paper
At least this Power BI Security White paper was released this month. This is once again another great white paper to read. Specifically because I would like to understand how the security works. It is essential to understand how it all works and pieces together so that you can be aware of the implications of reports or dashboards are shared.
You can download it from here: Power BI Security