Posts from: April 2019

How Power BI enables remote communities in Africa to track AIDS

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end global pediatric HIV/AIDS through prevention and treatment programs, research, and advocacy in 19 countries worldwide.  The number of new HIV infections among children has declined more than 90% in the U.S. and 70% worldwide. Over its 30-year existence, EGPAF has played a major role in these … Continue reading “How Power BI enables remote communities in Africa to track AIDS”

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Duplicating workspaces by using Power BI cmdlets

By using the Power BI management cmdlets, you can automate typical user and administration tasks with significantly less effort and complexity than with direct Power BI REST API calls. To illustrate this point, let’s take a look at Sirui’s original copyWorkspace.ps1 script, published in 2017 for the “Duplicate workspaces using the Power BI REST APIs: … Continue reading “Duplicating workspaces by using Power BI cmdlets”

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Exporting the workspaces list from the Admin Portal

In a comment to the recent announcement of Workspace Management in the Admin Portal, JohnR asked for an option to export the list of workspaces with the fields provided. This would help facilitate admin work across thousands of workspaces. A great suggestion! Perhaps you wanted to export the list of workspaces placed on Premium capacities, … Continue reading “Exporting the workspaces list from the Admin Portal”

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Power BI Dataset data source support for Paginated Reports is now available

As discussed in our blog post announcing support for Azure Analysis Services,  we promised to unlock the critical capability of allowing Paginated Reports to be built on the same enterprise semantic model as your interactive reports.  This week for “New Feature Friday”, we’re pleased to announce that Power BI Datasets in premium workspaces are now … Continue reading “Power BI Dataset data source support for Paginated Reports is now available”

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Announcing Power BI Home General Availability (GA) & Roadmap

As organizations grow their Power BI deployments and foster a data culture, users will have an ever-increasing amount of data available to them.  This wealth of information makes it critical to have tools to find and organize relevant content. Last September, we took the first step in improving our overall navigation experience by introducing a … Continue reading “Announcing Power BI Home General Availability (GA) & Roadmap”

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On-premises data gateway April 2019 update is now available

We are happy to announce that we have just released the April update for the On-premises data gateway (version 3000.3.138). Here are some of the things that we would like to highlight with this month’s release: Availability of the following connectors via the On-premises data gateway Oracle Essbase connector PDF support in File connectors. The … Continue reading “On-premises data gateway April 2019 update is now available”

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Skip Test Connection for On-premises and Cloud Data Sources

In Power BI, today, a new data source (cloud or on-prem) is created only if a successful connection can be made to the data source with the credentials provided. If it fails, the data source creation fails with an error message as shown below: The same applies to editing credentials for existing data sources. If … Continue reading “Skip Test Connection for On-premises and Cloud Data Sources”

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Enhancements to On-premises data gateway management in the Power platform Admin center

We launched the public preview of the Data Gateway administration feature on the Power platform admin center in January. This feature provides tenant admins with visibility into all On-premises data gateways within their organization and also management capabilities. We are now excited to add 2 new capabilities to this feature: Visibility into On-premises data gateway … Continue reading “Enhancements to On-premises data gateway management in the Power platform Admin center”

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Announcing Query Caching in Power BI Premium

Today we are pleased to announce Query Caching for Power BI Premium, which speeds up content loading by caching previously-used query results. The setting is applied at the dataset level so any reports using this dataset can benefit from the cache. This feature is not applicable to LiveConnect datasets leveraging Azure Analysis Services or SQL … Continue reading “Announcing Query Caching in Power BI Premium”

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New Power BI Premium summary and workload metrics available in the admin portal

We have rolled out a new high-level summary metrics experience in the Power BI Admin Portal . This new experience replaces the four summary tiles you previously saw : CPU, Memory thrashing, Memory usage and DirectQuery with wide range of metrics measuring the summary of usage in the last 7 days to better portray the health … Continue reading “New Power BI Premium summary and workload metrics available in the admin portal”

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