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A 3-Step Strategy for Azure Cost Optimization

Monitoring and controlling cloud costs is a top priority for businesses. There are three important steps involved in a cost...

Scale Up vs Scale Out in Azure Analysis Services

How much do you know about scaling up versus scaling out in Azure Analysis Services? These features allow you to adjust...

Using Drill Through Buttons to Replace Right-Click Navigation in Power BI

If you’re like me, you find many uses for drill throughs in Power BI, but you may also find some resistance from users for...

AutoML in Power BI Without Premium

Most of you probably know about the automated machine learning (ML) functionality in the Power BI Service. This provides a...

Dynamic Row Level Security in Power BI

Interested in learning how to set up row level security (RLS) in Power BI when you have varied criteria? In this post I’ll...

How to Handle Slowly Changing Dimensions

Data modeling is surely not a new concept, but it is a key one, especially in the age of big data.  Data modeling emphasizes...

Creating a Dynamic Date Table in Power BI

Would you like to learn a little trick for creating a date table from an existing dataset in Power BI? Let me show you...

Migrating Self-Service Datasets to Dataflows in Power BI

Is there a simple process for converting your existing datasets into a dataflow? The answer is yes, and I’ll share some...

A Tutorial of Azure Data Studio

What do you know about Azure Data Studio? This application is a cross-platform database tool for data professionals when...

What is Databricks Community Edition?

By now, most of you have probably heard about Databricks. Databricks is a fast, easy, and collaborative Apache Spark-based...

Using COVID-19 Data in Power BI to Understand Global and Business Impacts

The COVID-19 Coronavirus has made for some very challenging times. It is affecting us personally with our families and of...

Import vs DirectQuery Storage Mode?

When designing a Power BI, SQL Server Analysis Service Tabular or Azure Analysis Services data model, what are the pros and...

Correlating Coronavirus Outbreaks with Business Data Using Power BI

At the time of this post, the world is dealing with a serious health and economic crisis. The COVID-19, Coronavirus, is...

Using Cars to Explain Azure Cloud Services

I get it, you may be a bit confused about the main types of Azure cloud services in relation to cloud computing, who is...

Energy Sustainability in Azure

Ever thought about energy sustainability within your data centers? Data centers, including Azure, account for roughly 2% of...

How to Export Power BI Data to Excel

Have you ever had problems with exporting Power BI data to Excel? A recent issue a client ran into was in trying to export...

Cost Management in Azure

It’s important to effectively plan and control costs for your business. When using Azure products and services, you only...

What is Kubernetes in Azure?

What is Kubernetes? Some of you may know this as the Greek word for helmsman or pilot, but I’m talking about Kubernetes in...

Introducing the Power BI Activity Log API

Are you still using Office 365 Audit Log to track activity in Power BI? Let me tell you about a better way. The new Power BI...

Connecting Azure Databricks Data to Power BI

As you probably know, two very powerful tools in the data world are Databricks and Power BI. Power BI is a business...

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