This is episode 127 recorded on November 14th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about the November Power BI Desktop features including the new Power BI Desktop Ribbon, Decomposition Tree, and AI Functions in Power Query.
When editing in Desktop, you have to Ctrl-Click a button to trigger
the assigned action – very good. But when you have multiple bookmarks and you
go into “View” mode, you are effectively in “PowerPoint
Mode”. When in this mode, there should be just a single click for a button
(no ctrl needed).
This is episode 126 recorded on November 8th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about Microsoft Ignite, the announcements, the demos, and what recommendations came out of the working groups at the Power BI unconference.
Unconference recommendations in User Voice at https://ideas.powerbi.com
This is episode 125 recorded live at Microsoft Ignite on November 8th, 2019 where John & Jason interview Adam Saxton, Microsoft’s “Guy in a Cube”, about the Power BI community, what announcements Microsoft made this at Microsoft Ignite, and expand upon Adam’s Guy in a Cube Round Up for November 11th.
This is episode 124 recorded live at Microsoft Ignite on November 4th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about some new blogs posts from John and interview Arun Ulag, General Manager of Power BI Engineering at Microsoft, about all things Power BI, what announcements they’ve made at Microsoft Ignite, and some glimpses into the future.
If you run a Power BI platform for a lot of users you should be able to send /push notifications to them. We are currently experiencing high fail rates and it would be great to alert all users that we’re busy looking into it.
Support the creation of DAX calculation groups in
Power BI Desktop – otherwise Power BI can only consume calculation groups
created in Analysis Services, whereas it would be very useful to have this
feature in any Power BI model.
Even just a simple text window with a script would be
fine. You can clean up the UI later.
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 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 96 recorded on April 15th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about latest update to Power BI Desktop the including features like Drillthrough across reports, Filter pane improvements, & Dataflows connector now being generally available, plus a breakdown of some other news AND User Voice Picks!
When connecting to a dataflow in Power BI Desktop, the
connection is cached like all other connections. Each connection persists the
relevant tokens for their sources. However, when persisting a SQL connection,
each database is cached separately, so different credentials can be used with
However, dataflows will only store the last connection
to a dataflow, which makes connecting to dataflows in multiple tenants an
arduous process of changing the data connect options.
Also confusing is the fact that the account switcher
control is unrelated to the dataflow credentials, leading to situations where
publish shows one set of workspaces, but the dataflow connector shows another.
Having the account switcher credentials tied to the dataflow connection credentials would solve both of these problems.
would be very useful to see what version of the Desktop is being run shown on
the splash screen and somewhere in the client, not just under the About tab.
With the ability to run side-by-side versions of Power BI Desktop to support
work with the Service & PBIRS it is important to know which version of
Power BI Desktop you are working in.
Jason – Power BI Desktop version release notification
As Power BI Desktop version is getting released every month from Microsoft Power BI, our customer would like to give the latest version of Power BI desktop to users as quick as the version get released. So it would more helpful l if we get email alert notification when the new Power BI Desktop version get released.
Thisis episode 77 recorded on November 21st, 2018 where John & Jason talk aboutsome new blogs posts from John and interview Arun Ulag, General Manager ofPower BI Engineering at Microsoft, about all things Power BI at MicrosoftIgnite on September 25th, 2018.