Embed multiple Power BI tiles into your Web

EDIT 2016-07-12: Microsoft has changed their API and policies and functionality, so this article is obsolete now. I will shut down the sample site. For details, please see: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/what-s-new-and-what-s-next-for-power-bi-embedded-july-2016/ Code re-usability is at the core of programming best practices and Business Intelligence is no exception. None wants to code multiple times just to refactor thousands of linesRead More

Use a Power BI Tile in your web page

EDIT 2016-07-12: Microsoft has changed their API and policies and functionality, so this artcile is obsolete now. I will shut down the sample site. For details, please see: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/what-s-new-and-what-s-next-for-power-bi-embedded-july-2016/   Creating dashboards is more witchcraft than art and more art than science. Think about how many times you have banged your head to produce a useful chartRead More

Pin an Excel chart/pivot table to a Power BI dashboard

According to this post on the official Power BI blog it is now possible to bring your Excel file into a Power BI dataset as a whole (not only importing data); and use portions of it as tiles on your dashboard. Wow: you can (re)use your carefully crafted charts and amazingly engineered pivot tables in a web-shareableRead More

There OAuth to be a better way (Power BI)

Edit: The base URL has changed from https://api.powerbi.com/beta/myorg to https://api.powerbi.com/v1.0/myorg.  OAuth is clearly becoming the de-facto standard for authenticating API calls around the web. In the business intelligence arena, while we can discuss its pros and cons, we undoubtedly must get acquainted with it because sooner or later we’ll be tasked with importing data fromRead More

Microsoft Power BI to be generally available on July, 24 2015

Few days ago microsoft announced that the preview phase of Power BI is now over and the product will be launched later this month. The Power BI that was available in SharePoint and Office 365 will be superseded. This means that Power View (the Silverlight powered dashboard) will cease to exist. <my personal note>Given thatRead More

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