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June 22, 2017

Visio Custom Visual (Preview) for Power BI – Quick Look

A week back, I was at the Data Insights Summit, where I got to hear in person many exciting updates for Power BI. One of the updates was the release of a preview version of a new custom visual – […]
November 6, 2015

Custom Indicators in Power BI using Chiclet Slicers

First of all, happy Friday! As we get ready to enjoy the weekend, I thought of noting down a quick tip on how to use the totally awesome Chiclet Slicer to display custom indicators in Power BI. If you are […]
November 4, 2015

Performance Problems with IF statement execution in SSAS Tabular

Due to the high compression rates and stellar in-memory architecture of SSAS Tabular, most people with smaller models do not experience performance problems (in-spite of employing bad data modeling techniques and inefficient DAX measures).  However, as the size of your […]
October 19, 2015

Quick Intro to Power BI Visuals Gallery

I don’t usually look forward to Mondays (especially after spending a very exhausting though rewarding weekend organizing SQL Saturday Charlotte), but then today was different. Amir Netz had already spoiled my weekend by putting out a teaser on Power BI […]
September 30, 2015

My Thoughts on Cross Filtering in Power BI

It’s amazing how much of an influence your upbringing can have on you and your preferences. I was the youngest in my family for almost 10 years (till my brother came along) and not to say, growing up, I was […]
September 24, 2015

My Thoughts on Calculated Tables in Power BI

Yesterday was a terrific day for all of Microsoft Power BI fans. Microsoft released updates for Power BI Service, Power BI Mobile and Power BI Desktop (with an unbelievable 44 new features) – which basically means no matter whether you […]
September 10, 2015

SSRS Line Chart with Data Tables (Excel Style)

It takes a lot of discipline and dedication to run a blog properly and that is one of the main reasons why I admire bloggers and tech gurus like Chris Webb (who has been putting out high quality blogs for […]
August 20, 2015

Power BI Tip: Making similar sized KPI Boxes / Charts

Recently, I got asked by one of my readers if there is an easier way to make similar sized KPI boxes or charts in Power BI, other than manually resizing each individual visualization. As you know, making similar sized KPI […]
August 13, 2015

Using DAX to make your Power BI DataViz more meaningful

One of the best features I like about Power BI Desktop is that the data acquisition, data modeling and data visualization functionalities are all integrated in a user friendly way. I don’t have to leave the Power BI desktop to […]
July 25, 2015

How to add an Indicator to Power BI Desktop

Yesterday was an exciting day – Microsoft released the GA version of Power BI and with it comes an impressive list of new features and functionalities. One of the new features that I was really interested in was – Rich […]