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Data News – 2018 / 03

Welcome to edition 3 of my Data Platform News SELECTION. This weeks collection is a not as extensive as I planned to – but: we are having #SQLSatVienna 2018 this week and I am a “little” bit involved in organisation … Continue reading

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Data News – 02 / 2018

Welcome at edition 2 of my Data News selection of the past week. I’ve tried to capture as many links as possible. Some are brand new (like the #meltdownattach and #spectre ones), others are older but I found them this … Continue reading

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Data News – 01 / 2018

The new year is just a few days old and MS data platform related news and stories are floating the internet. One of my plans for 2018 is to collect the links and interesting stories I find during the week … Continue reading

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Check your Instance name when configuring Power BI Report Server

Today during a training session at PassCamp we encountered a small little thing to remember when configuring Power BI Report Server (PBIRS) on a server that already has SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) installed. When starting the Report Server Configuration … Continue reading

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Power BI documentation moved to docs.microsoft.com

As of today, the Power BI documentation moved to docs.microsoft.com. Please do not forget to update your bookmarks to the new landing page: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/ Based on the docs.microsoft.com infrastructure you can now provide your feedback to a certain page, share a … Continue reading

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Power BI Q&A – Visual Enhancements

Today, I found out about a Power BI Q&A feature that enables you to customize the visual appearance of your Q&A results. Treb Gatte shows this feature in a short video, but I would also like to present it to … Continue reading

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Power BI Desktop – Query Reduction for Direct Query Models

In the November 2017 release of Power BI Desktop one feature got my attention: Query Reduction for Direct Query Models. In some cases, sources for Direct Query models are either large (and therefore need some time to bring back the … Continue reading

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