Everything AI, LLM’s and Microsoft Fabric CoPilot with Alex van Grootel

In this episode of Kasper On BI we are talking about AI, LLM’s and CoPilots. This is such a hot topic in the industry that I wanted to take the opportunity to learn more about it. Starting with what is Artificial Intelligence? How does it work? What are models? How are they trained and what are some use cases? Then we will discuss LLM’s (Large Language Models) and what they are and how they work.... Read more

Everything Power BI Embedded with Ted Pattison

In this episode of Kasper On BI we are talking about Power BI embedded. Power BI is something that we don’t often think about as BI practitioners but can play a central part to extend Power BI in your own portal for users, partners and customers using your own UI and security systems while still levering all the cool capabilities of Power BI. With Power BI embedded you also extend and modify reports and datasets... Read more

The rise of self-service BI, PowerPivot and Power BI and how it changed the world with Rob Collie

In this episode of Kasper On BI we are talking about the rise of self-service BI and how that is different from traditional BI. It had fundamental changes to how we work, not just for the organizations themselves but also for the consulting firms. We also talk about the early days of BI in Excel and Power BI with the development of PowerPivot for Excel. The expert on today’s episode, Rob Collie, had a front... Read more

AI, Machine Learning and Power BI with Rafal Lukawiecki

In this episode of Kasper On BI we are talking about AI, Machine Learning and Power BI. What is AI and Machine Learning? What is the difference? How has it evolved over time? What is the future and how can we use it in Power BI? The expert on today’s episode is Rafal Lukawiecki. Rafal is a Data Scientist at his training and consulting company Project Botticelli Ltd. He has been around for over a... Read more

The rise and history of Power BI with Amir Netz

In this episode of Kasper On BI we are talking about the history of Business Intelligence at Microsoft with one of the early founders and Technical Fellow at Microsoft Amir Netz. We talk about the rise of MOLAP and the dominance of Enterprise BI at Microsoft and the rise of Self-service BI tools that brought Microsoft to a tipping point. With that came the rise of PowerPivot with its groundbreaking column store engine VertiPaq, PowerView... Read more

Building a Power BI Center of Excellence with Alex Garcia

In this episode of Kasper On BI we are talking about rolling out Power BI in a large organization. What is a Center of Excellence? How does a it help your users get more of out their data? What are the roles and responsibilities for the COE? Finally, how to guide users that need to make decisions with data but don’t have a BI or programmer background. The expert on today’s episode is Alex Garcia.... Read more

Guest on the Rob Collie (PowerPivotPro), Raw Data By P3 podcast

Some time ago I had the honor to be a guest on the Raw Data By P3 podcast. The episode got released yesterday. I had a lot of fun here, it was great to catch up with @robcolli3 and @SQLRockstar and talk about the rise of #powerpivot and #powerbi, basketball, rising sea levels and working at #microsoft! They also made this awesome Gif that I wanted to share here: Listen to it here: Kasper de... Read more

Everything Power BI dataflows with Matthew Roche

In this episode of Kasper On BI we are talking about Power BI Dataflows, how to position it, where to use it and general best practices. The expert on today’s episode is Matthew Roche, Program Manager on the Power BI Customer Advisory Team. Matthew has a wealth of background in software development and teaching before joining Microsoft. At Microsoft he worked on SSIS, MDS and data lineage before joining the Power BI CAT team where... Read more