Embedding Power BI Reports with Power BI Report Server

A common question I get is what will we will be able to do around embedding Power BI reports with Power BI report server. To understand this it is important to look at how the Power BI reports are being integrated into SSRS. The Power BI reports are really a new type of reports supported by Reporting services. In SQL Server 2016 we added support for mobile reports and now with Power BI Report Server... Read more

Use the Power BI quick calcs with your own date table

Just a quick one today on how you can use the Power BI quick calcs with you own date table. I have a very simple table with a date column in it: Now I want to show the YTD over time (so crossing multiple years). It is pretty straightforward to do this: But I want a line chart that show a line at the day level (so a full date not day of year), unfortunately... Read more

Setting up data alerts on streaming data sets

Streaming data sets in Power BI are a cool feature that allows you to analyze data as it occurs. I was playing around with setting up this cool twitter demo using Flow as described here by Sirui: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/push-rows-to-a-power-bi-streaming-dataset-without-writing-any-code-using-microsoft-flow/ but was thinking, wouldn’t it be cool if I can get alerts based on the data that comes in. For example I want to get an alert when I get more than 20 negative Power BI tweets in... Read more

Bulk assign Power BI licenses using Azure AD

Another interesting question that I got earlier this week is how to assign bulk Power BI licenses to users based on their group membership. Fortunately this turns out to be rather straight forward, as with many cases the fact that Power BI is build on top of the Azure Stack helps us out yet again. Today we will be using Azure AD Premium and the Enterprise Mobility Suite to achieve our goal. Read more

Power BI security enhancements with Azure AD conditional access

Just a quick blog post today to highlight one of the Power BI integration points that we get “for free” being part of the overall Microsoft clouds infrastructure. One of the coolest things to come out of the Azure AD area is what they call Azure AD Conditional access. I know this is already talked about before but I think it is worth highlighting a bit more. By configuring this you can control under which... Read more