Episode 100 – a measurable milestone

This is episode 100 recorded on May 16th, 2019  where John & Jason make a big deal about episode 100, talk about how they got here, some of the events that they have coming up, make some picks, and Jason pulls a fast one on John.

Jason’s picks

Allow workspace tagging

As an IT administrator responsible for PBI Service management and governance. I would like the ability to create free form tags (Similar to azure portal tags). to track key metadata like a GL Code or responsible business department or other business specific information. These tags should be exposed via the API so they can be used to pull back in reports. tagging assets in the workspace (Reports, dashboards datasets) would be useful as well

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/37078417-allow-workspace-tagging

Notify me when credentials for scheduled refresh expire

Today, 10-15 of my scheduled refreshes for both datasets and dataflows failed because the credentials cached in the PowerBI service for SharePoint expired. It took only a few minutes to renew those credentials, but several hours to re-refresh the dataflows (they all hit the same source, and time out if fired at once. They are scheduled for staggered refresh). If I had been notified by email before the refreshes failed instead of after, I could have easily renewed the credentials in question.

Note that my user account/password did not change. The access token stored by PBI merely expired.

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/37343548-notify-me-when-credentials-for-scheduled-refresh-e

John’s pick

Source Control

PowerBI.com should have some type of Source Code control integration for change control

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/9677517-source-control

Upcoming events

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June 10-11, 2019
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Episode 99 – Interview with Abram Jackson and Tyler Lenig from the Microsoft Graph Data Connect Team

This is episode 99 where John & Jason talk to Abram Jackson & Tyler Lenig, Program Managers from the Graph Data Connect Team,  about the release of Microsoft  Graph Data Connect & how it can be used with Power BI.

Show Notes

Microsoft Graph Data Connect Overview

Using Microsoft Graph Data Connect with PowerBI dataflows

We are now on Spotify!

BIFocal Facebook page hits 200 likes

Dataflows vs Data Flows

User Voice Picks

John – Time Zone Conversion Accounting for Daylight Savings Time

We need a way to display data in our local timezone accounting for daylight savings time. The data source stores the dates in UTC but we need reports to show local time. A native and easy way to do this in PowerBI would be a huge help. There are many blog posts and help articles floating around with solutions people have attempted but it’s a simple issue that so many users would benefit from having solved centrally by PowerBI itself. Please consider!

Jason – Paginated reports – please make it available in Pro as well as Premium

Paginated reports – please make it available in Pro as well as Premium .. thank you

Episode 98 – Live from SPFest DC 2019

This is episode 98 recorded on April 2nd, 2019 where John & Jason talk to Treb Gatte, Managing Partner at Tumble Road, about all the exciting Power BI news from the last couple of weeks. 

Show Notes

E-Mail Subscriptions for Paginated Reports is Now Available

E-Mail Subscriptions for Paginated Reports is Now Available

Announcing Query Caching in Power BI Premium

Skip Test Connection for On-premises and Cloud Data Sources

Announcing Power BI Home General Availability (GA) & Roadmap

Power BI Dataset data source support for Paginated Reports is now available

Exporting the workspaces list from the Admin Portal

Duplicating workspaces by using Power BI cmdlets