In the top menu or using the following link https://www.mmertens.eu/power-bi-search, you reach a customized google search engine. It mainly works by defining the websites in which the search happens, rather than searching the whole internet. In this case, I loaded the URLs of the Power BI / SQL / Azure blogs into the customized engine. I know many good blogs, I did some research to find more, and I especially looked at the profiles of all 364 (as of July 2022) Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) for Data Platform – and added their blogs if they had one. I added some documentation sites like the Microsoft documentation, but also dax.guide or the Tabular Editor documentation.
At the end of the previous year (2020), the new licensing option “Power BI Premium per User was introduced. It started with the possibility to ask for “priority access” for tenants. This phase is over and now every tenant should have the possibility to use the license options. There are new tenant settings “Premium per user (preview)” and it seems to be a common mistake (according to questions in the Power BI Community) to expect these settings to be the place to “switch on” Premium per user. (I also made this mistake). Here are four steps that can be used to get Power BI Premium per user up and running:
There is a big hype about a new feature Microsoft provided under the name “DirectQuery for Power BI datasets and Analysis Services”: James Serra: Huge Improvement Paul Turley: It is truly the Utopian dream; the Holy Grail! Marco Russo / Alberto Ferrari: A milestone I agree with most of what they are writing, also regarding the importance of these changes. BUT, there is one thing I don’t like: Analysis Services on premises, especially Analysis Services Multidimensional is left out!
This little Power BI project is something like my “Hello World” for using R visuals. I picked Process Mining as the topic for the model because of several reasons: Process Mining is quite different to typical number-aggregating-scanarios, so hopefully interesting! The R visuals are adding possibilities to the project, that can’t be replaced by standard visuals easily. It is still easy to model and understand.