Posts categorized: Support

Filter a report with a URL query string parameter

You may have seen some forum posts showing how to filter a report with a URL query string parameter. We also have this in the main documentation as well. It isn’t very widely known. So, I thought I’d do a blog post to highlight how to do it, and also give you a trick you can use to filter on multiple fields.

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Tech Tip Thursday: Embed a dashboard into your application

A couple of weeks ago we enabled embedding Power BI dashboards into your business applications. This week, Guy in a Cube walks through the process of embedding the dashboard, using the public developer samples, the Power BI REST API, and the JavaScript API. See how to start monitoring your business in the context of your current applications!

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Tech Tip Thursday: Connecting from Power BI Mobile to SSRS

Microsoft's Guy in a Cube has been providing tips and tricks for Power BI and Business Intelligence on his YouTube channel since 2014. On Thursdays we highlight a different helpful video from his collection. This week, Guy in a Cube shows you how to configure Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) and the Web Application Proxy (WAP) role in Windows 2016, so that you can connect from Power BI mobile to SQL Server Reporting Services using OAuth.

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Embedding a Power BI report into Salesforce

Many people use Salesforce to manage their Accounts and keep track of their Opportunities. They often use Power BI to visualize Salesforce data and bring in additional data sources, but that means switching platforms often. This walkthrough addresses that and shows you how to embed a Power BI report in a Visualforce page inside Salesforce, allowing you to view all your data and reports in a single application.

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Tech Tip Thursday: 3 steps to IT Admin takeover for your tenant

Microsoft's Guy in a Cube has been providing tips and tricks for Power BI and Business Intelligence on his YouTube channel since 2014. On Thursdays we highlight a different helpful video from his collection. This week, he revisits how to perform an IT Admin takeover for your Power BI tenant, including tenants created through individual signup. Discover the 3 main steps to performing the takeover, cost-free, using Office 365.

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Combining Excel Files hosted on a SharePoint folder with Power BI

Have you ever wanted to consolidate, combine or append data from multiple excel spreadsheets or workbooks? I bet you have, and it has been a painful process either done manually or via 3rd party add-ins. In this blog post, we’ll show you how, with the newest version of the Power BI Desktop and Power Query for Excel, you can combine multiple data from Excel files into one big tall table. This post was contributed by Miguel Escobar and Ken Puls, Power BI experts and authors of the new ebook, "[M]agic Tricks for Data Wizards".

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Tech Tip Thursday: a look at the new Power BI Embedded Sample

Microsoft's Guy in a Cube has been providing tips and tricks for Power BI and Business Intelligence on his YouTube channel since 2014. On Thursdays we highlight a different helpful video from his collection. This week, he takes a look at the new Power BI Embedded Sample that's designed to show you what the API code should look like from a JavaScript perspective. The new sample includes code examples and comments to give you a feel for embedding Power BI reports into your own application.

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