November 14, 2023
Navigating Power BI Governance for Enterprises: A Spotlight on Power BI Sentinel
Good governance is essential to any Power BI environment, but large enterprises, in particular, often lack adequate measures to ensure this happens. Without robust governance, you risk a lack of data security, integrity, flexibility and accessibility. The superhero looking after your city.
July 26, 2023
Microsoft Fabric: What it Means for Businesses & Data Teams
Microsoft Fabric: the new and unified analytics platform in the cloud that integrates various data and analytics services, like Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Power BI, into a single product. It’s built upon the well-known Power BI platform, covering everything from data movement to data science, real-time analytics and business intelligence. Here’s my rundown of what's in store.
June 14, 2023
Microsoft Copilot for Power BI: Perks And Limitations
The recent announcement of Copilot’s integration with Power BI has developers and business owners stirred up and excited to start reaping the benefits. Powered by OpenAI’s Codex (a system that can generate code from natural language descriptions), Copilot runs off the same technology and is an impressive example of the power of artificial intelligence.
May 25, 2023
Power BI 2023: Check Out These Features
Power BI releases new features and improvements all the time. Here are some of our recent favourites. [A note that Microsoft Fabric and a Copilot integration with Power BI were also recently announced at Microsoft Build. More to come on that in a separate blog!]
March 17, 2023
Tips n’ tricks for using Power BI Natural Language Processing (NLP)
So you want to leverage the value of your data? It can be as easy as searching a question in plain language, thanks to Power BI Q&A, or exploring new insights with smart narrative reports made from your visual data. It’s all part of one powerful feature, Natural Language Processing. While it’s available to all users, there are some tips for getting the most out of it.
February 15, 2023
3 signs it's time for a modern data platform
A modern data platform (MDP) is a framework for efficiently collecting, managing and analysing data. For some organisations, it's obvious when it’s time to consider one, but for others, the signs creep up slowly. If you’re experiencing some of these common challenges, it’s often a sign that your organisation is ready for one.
July 5, 2021
Small Multiples in Power BI: making business reports easier to understand
Small multiples, a new feature in Power BI, was released for public preview in December 2020. It tackles the cluttered chart problem by allowing you to split a visual into multiple versions of itself. You can then present these visuals side-by-side and instantly make them easier to interpret.