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.
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
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.
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.
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).
can develop this incrementally starting from visuals, then text boxes, then
shapes and buttons….
want to go the extra mile, you can also develop a functionality that allows the
final user to toggle the visibility of report items.
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
This is episode 106 recorded on June 11th, 2019 at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit where John & Jason talk to Chris Finlan, Senior Program Manager for Power BI at Microsoft, about the recently release features around Paginated Reports in the Power BI Service, Power BI Report Server, and more.
next to impossible to switch between accounts/tenants in the Power BI mobile
client. The user must first log out of the existing account/tenant, and then
establish a connection with the different tenant. This is a multi-multi step
Contrast this with the multi tenant capabilities of the Teams mobile app, or of Outlook, SharePoint etc. We need better account switching in the Power BI mobile app.
current capability we use in Power BI Reports on our Power BI Report Server is
consuming Shared Datasets that are already on the server. We should have a
“Shared Dataset” connector option in Power BI Optimized for Report
Server that helps users identify which Shared Dataset are available on the
server and the parameters(if any) are required to use the shared dataset. This
would be a similar capability that exists in Report Builder when adding shared
This could be a simple UI that ultimately results in an OData source using the PBI REST API. This would simplify adding shared datasets rather than forcing users to under the REST API. Seems like a low overhead improvement that has high potential
This is episode 105 recorded on June 13th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about the latest update to Power BI Desktop including the new look for Power BI Desktop, Certified and shared datasets, and Visual level filters for slicers.
new Modelling View was delivered in Nov 2018 and is fabulous. There is already
a button to select all measures in a table – great. I would like to then move
all the selected measures to another table, either by drag and drop or by
selecting the home table in the properties list (just like you can do for
This is episode 103 recorded on June 7th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about the Microsoft Community, plans for the Microsoft Business Applications Summit, a few bits of news, and some recent helpful blog posts from John.
Please add a OneDrive data source option in Power BI.
It is incredibly frustrating that Power BI does not come with a
OneDrive for Business option baked in and is especially strange since OneDrive
belongs to Microsoft. It seems like this would have been present in the
application from Day 1.
Having to manually locate a file outside of Power BI, identify the
correct URL for the file in a OneDrive account, and then having to plug that in
to Power BI is unnecessarily convoluted and is particularly difficult for new
Power BI users to manage.
How many times have you dragged a field onto another field by
mistake and have it create a hierarchy?
It happens quite often. Usually I am trying to drag the field to the
Visualization pane but fail to hold the mouse button. And lo and behold it
creates a hierarchy. (Which I then have to delete. But sometimes I do not even
notice that I accidentally created a hierarchy).
It would be nice if a prompt came up, asking if we want to create a
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.
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!
This is episode 97 recorded on March 21st, 2019 where John & Jason talk to the SQL All Father himself, Matthew Roche, Senior Program Manager on the Power BI CAT team, about Dataflows, sword play, and much more.