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Posts by Devin Knight

Power BI Custom Visuals - Sankey with Labels

Posted Jan 20, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Sankey with Labels Power BI Custom Visual.  The Sankey with Labels is a type of diagram that visualizes the flow of data between a source and destination columns. This visual is similar to the visual we showed in Module 28, but with a few key differences.

New Feature! Power BI Subscriptions

Posted Jan 17, 2017 by Devin Knight

Power BI Service now has a newly added feature called Power BI Subscriptions. If you’ve worked with any BI, particularly Microsoft BI, you may be familiar with this idea. Wouldn’t it be great to have reports delivered directly to your email whenever things change in the data? Power BI Subscriptions allows you to have the information you need delivered to you right away, so you can see things as they update, instead of having to actively search for information or updates on your reports on the Power BI service.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Sankey Bar Chart

Posted Jan 12, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Sankey Bar Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Sankey Bar Chart is used to show a flow of data between different stages of a process.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Percentile Chart

Posted Jan 06, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Percentile Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Percentile Chart is used to show a distribution of values over a range. This helps you answer questions like, “What percentage of my customers bought 4 or more items?”

Power BI Custom Visuals - Horizontal Funnel

Posted Dec 29, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Horizontal Funnel Power BI Custom Visual.  The Horizontal Funnel functions somewhat similar to the traditional funnel, but it allows you to display a secondary measure and has a few more customizations than you would normally get. You’ll find that the Horizontal Funnel is great for displaying a flow of data.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Linear Gauge

Posted Dec 22, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Linear Gauge Power BI Custom Visual.  The Linear Gauge is best used to visualize a KPI. It gives you the ability to compare an actual vs. target, as well as showing up to two trend lines.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Dial Gauge

Posted Dec 15, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Dial Gauge Power BI Custom Visual.  While the usefulness of gauges on a dashboard is often debated, this module will show you how to configure one using Power BI. The Dial Gauge is often used to show KPIs.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Sankey

Posted Dec 08, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Sankey Power BI Custom Visual.  The Sankey is a type of diagram that visualizes the flow of data between a source and destination.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Synoptic Panel

Posted Dec 01, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Synoptic Panel Power BI Custom Visual.  The Synoptic Panel is one of the more impressive visuals available. This visual allows you to take an image and plot data on different regions that you define.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Timeline

Posted Nov 22, 2016 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Timeline Power BI Custom Visual.  The Timeline is a great tool for filtering date values on a report.

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