Power BI Content

Power BI Implementation Models for Enterprises – Part 3 (Cloud-Friendly Clients)

- 9 min read-Greg Low
Explore the third installment of my series, “Power BI Implementation Models for Enterprises.” Building upon my initial categorization of clients into distinct cloud-oriented groups, including cloud-native, cloud-friendly, cloud-conservative, and cloud-unfriendly, this article delves into the strategies employed specifically for the cloud-friendly clients. Gain insights into my tailored approaches and methodologies as I navigate the unique requirements and implementation models for this common group of clients within the Power BI ecosystem.

Power BI Implementation Models for Enterprises – Part 2 (Cloud-Native Clients)

- 9 min read-Greg Low
Explore the second installment of Greg Low’s comprehensive series, “Power BI implementation models for enterprises.” Greg initially categorizes clients into distinct cloud-oriented groups, including “cloud-native,” “cloud-friendly,” “cloud-conservative,” and “cloud-unfriendly,” and this article delves into the strategies employed specifically for the cloud-native clients. Gain insights into Greg’s tailored approaches and methodologies as I navigate the unique requirements and implementation models for this forward-thinking group of clients within the Power BI ecosystem.

On the Seventh Day of Christmas, the Waffle Brings to Me...Automation of My Work 

- 7 min read-Shari Oswald
When you're as busy as one of Santa's elves, what you really need is a little help from automation. Read all about it in this sixth installment of Shortcut Shari's Countdown to Christmas using technology.

On the Eighth Day of Christmas, The Waffle Brings to Me...Data On-Demand (with Power BI)

- 7 min read-Shari Oswald
When it's hard to tell the naughty list from the good list, you need to organize your data. Power BI is just the tool to help you keep things straight in this fifth installment in Shortcut Shari's Countdown to Christmas using technology.

Power BI Implementation Models for Enterprises

- 5 min read-Greg Low
First in a series on implementing Power BI in an enterprise setting, this article describes what makes an enterprise implementation different than one for individual power users. It describes four different groups of organizational cloud readiness, emphasizing the need to tailor the solution to the degree of cloud integration the organization is comfortable with.

Seven Data Transformations in Power BI

- 4 min read-Audrey Workman
Learn about seven types of data transformations that everyone should know how to do in Power BI using Power Query editor. These tips will help you lower risk from manual clean-up efforts and efficiently prepare data for analysis and visualization.

Powering Up Power BI: 7 Seamless Integrations With the Power Platform

- 23 min read-John P. White
John presents seven examples of how to use Power BI with other tools in the Power Platform to use them better together. John's examples include refreshing data on a schedule or on change, creating real-time reports and dashboards, writing back data using Power Apps visual, displaying real-time survey results, alerting with dashboards, and creating data-driven subscriptions.

How to Get Microsoft 365 Exchange Mailbox Reports Using PowerShell

- 6 min read-Thilak Kumar Singh
This “how to” article explains how you can retrieve useful Microsoft 365 mailbox-related information by using the Get-Mailbox PowerShell cmdlet. Besides giving you the necessary details, it also gives you a video to help you learn things better.

Introduction to Power Platform Connectors

- 22 min read-Eric Shupps
This first article in the "Power Platform Connectors A to Z" series introduces Power Platform custom connectors, describing what they are, how they operate, and their benefits to businesses. It gives an overview of potential use cases, security implications, required skills, prerequisites, and associated costs. The article also includes steps to get started and key elements in custom connector design.

5 Ways to Track and Measure Productivity in Microsoft 365

- 9 min read-Christian Buckley
By focusing on five key areas, organizations can harness the full potential of the Microsoft 365 ecosystem and cultivate continual improvement. In a digital-first world, understanding and optimizing digital productivity is a critical component of an organization's strategic toolkit. Tracking and measuring digital productivity is key to remaining agile, competitive, and future-ready in our evolving business landscape.

Make a Decision: Comparing Power BI vs. Excel in Data Analysis

- 3 min read-Audrey Workman
This article compares and contrasts functionality of Excel vs. Power BI in data analysis, focusing on considerations involving data size, complexity, collaboration and sharing, data visualization, and ease of use.

Zero to Hero: A Beginner's Guide to Power BI

- 7 min read-Audrey Workman
Learn how to connect to data, transform it, create table relationships, build a report, analyze data visualizations and publish dashboards using Power BI, Microsoft's business intelligence tool.