EDIT 2016-07-12: Microsoft has changed their API and policies and functionality, so this artcile is obsolete now.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/ ====================================================================================================================== I received a lot of feedback regarding my two recent posts: https://moraschi.com/2015/12/08/embed-multiple-power-bi-tiles-into-your-web/, and https://moraschi.com/2015/11/30/use-a-power-bi-tile-in-your-web-page/ So I decided to continue in my exploration of the Power BIRead More
One of the most fascinating aspect of Business Intelligence is the power to picture data in an easy to understand way. I personally like maps a lot, not the google or bing type with lots of circular points which give very low added value to the information, but the Choropleth maps. Those shaped areas withRead More
EDIT 2016-07-12: Microsoft has changed their API and policies and functionality, so this article is obsolete now.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
EDIT 2016-07-12: Microsoft has changed their API and policies and functionality, so this artcile is obsolete now.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
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
Doing a very simple math: assuming a 30 days month, at 100DWU we will receive a $504 (USD) bill for computing + $62.5 (USD) for 1TB of data, a total $566.5* for a fully functioning SQL Data Warehouse. On the other end of the spectrum, 2000DWU for 1 month would be $10,080(USD)*.
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
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
Nice and colorful dashboard to demo the use of new Microsoft Power BI. Send me an email if you want to access the page, I’ll create an account for you.