This is episode 110 recorded on July 25th, 2019 where John & Jason talk to Anna Chu from Microsoft about all of the opportunities available for community participation at this year’s Microsoft Ignite Conference.
This is episode 109 recorded on July 18th, 2019 where John & Jason review some community news, and John interviews Reid Havens of Havens consulting about the Power BI community, consulting in the Power BI world, and template apps.
User Voice Picks
It would be great if Power BI could read files in AVRO format from Azure Blob Storage
Text attributes can be ‘searched’ within report slicers. However, integers cannot. For example, if someone wants to quickly find and slice by a Customer Id, it is very cumbersome right now – lots of scrolling. A simple search by Customer Id (as an integer) within the slicer would make it much faster and a better user experience
This is episode 108 recorded on July 12th, 2019 where John & Jason interview Justyna Lucznik, Program Manager on the Microsoft Power BI team, about the Machine Learning abilities in Power BI, the announcements around AI & ML at MBAS and what is still to come.
User Voice Picks
Expose a generic function in DAX that takes R/Python script as a parameter to run on data model data. This enables real advanced analytics in Power BI.
1. Add data labels to Key Influencers so we can see which data points are the outliers.
Currently, the only way to know is to filter categories out, or to do a scatter plot of the 2 variables under consideration. Not practical when having many key influencers.
2. Add color and size options for the graphical view of the influencers, similar to the Scatter Plot visual
3. Add the ML capability to show clusters in the data, in addition with the awesome decision tree for the top segments.
Please extend Machine Learning capabilities to pro users. Small to Medium sized business may not have the employee count to justify enterprise licenses, but we can still benefit from general capability advancements in the Power BI service/product offering.
This is episode 107 recorded on July 2nd, 2019 where John & Jason talk about MVP Renewals, the World Cup, and a whole bunch of Power BI News including the New Viewer Role for Power BI workspaces, the June dataflows updates, and a new version of Power BI Report Builder.
User Voice Picks
New Desktop app update installed an almost white user interface. There is zero contrast which is not good for the eyes. I see where some people have requested a light interface so incorporate an option to select either light or dark theme like in the Office apps.
Develop an item formatting property which allows to set the visibility of a report item when you want to conditionally hide the item based on a report parameter or some other expression that you specify (also DAX expressions).
You can develop this incrementally starting from visuals, then text boxes, then shapes and buttons….
If you want to go the extra mile, you can also develop a functionality that allows the final user to toggle the visibility of report items.
For more information and since it was an available and really useful capability see “Add an Expand or Collapse Action to an Item (Report Builder and SSRS)”.
I double checked in the ideas database and there are many ideas describing the same functionality; this is the reason why I do believe this is really required and will try to collect all the previous votes under