Create, Update and Share Power BI Themes through the Power BI Desktop UI

Back in July I blogged about how to create themes in Power BI. Creating your own themes involved creating a JSON file. With the latest Power BI update, we are now able to create themes using the Power BI Desktop UI, as well as export themes so you can share them easily. To enable this feature, go to Options in Power BI Desktop and under Preview features select Customize Current … Continue reading Create, Update and Share Power BI Themes through the Power BI Desktop UI

How to Refresh Multiple Power BI Datasets using Power Automate and the Power BI API

This post comes from a question following on from my Refresh a Power BI Dataset with a Button post which I shared on LinkedIn. The question was, “I wanted to refresh more than one data set in the power bi pro”. You could do this by building out multiple buttons, or you could do this by performing multiple actions within a single flow. You could also do this by calling the … Continue reading How to Refresh Multiple Power BI Datasets using Power Automate and the Power BI API

How to Authenticate and Use the Power BI API inside Power Automate

The Power BI API contains several useful pieces of functionality if you need to do interact with Power BI at a lower API level. Power Automate provides great automation features, and it’s only natural we would want to use the two together. Power Automate does have a Power BI connector, but we can get right to the Power BI API to unlock more features as well. Let’s look at how … Continue reading How to Authenticate and Use the Power BI API inside Power Automate

Refresh a Power BI Dataset with a Button Using the Power Automate Mobile App

In this post, we will look at how to refresh a Power BI dataset using the Power Automate (Flow) mobile app. We previously looked at how to refresh a Power BI Dataset using a Power Apps Canvas App. When using Power Automate, it’s even easier. First, log into Power Automate at https://flow.microsoft.com/. Create a new Instant – from blank Flow: Give the flow a name, e.g. Manually Refresh Power BI Dataset. … Continue reading Refresh a Power BI Dataset with a Button Using the Power Automate Mobile App

Build a Power App Mobile App that Displays and Refreshes your Power BI Data with a Button Click

Imagine a scenario where your Power BI dataset does not show the latest data, for example, if you are in between a scheduled hourly or daily refresh, and your boss needs to see the latest and greatest data in a Power BI report. And, you’re out on the road. There’s a few ways to solve this problem (in another post I show building a Power Automate button). In this post, … Continue reading Build a Power App Mobile App that Displays and Refreshes your Power BI Data with a Button Click

Checking out the Personalized Visualizations Pane in Power BI

A new preview feature of Power BI Desktop is the ability to pin the choices of visualizations available in the Visualization Pane, so we can access them easily across multiple reports. This will be a welcome change to report designers who often use visualizations that are not out of the box. To enable the preview, go to Power BI Desktop and select Options: Under Preview features, select Personalized visualizations pane and … Continue reading Checking out the Personalized Visualizations Pane in Power BI

Checking out the New Look and Navigation of the Power BI Mobile App

The Power BI mobile app has a new facelift. Let’s check out the new look and navigation. To turn it on, you may a welcome message when you open the app to Turn it On: Alternatively, go to Settings, then turn on New Look. Note below we are showing the previous version of the app, which shows the navigation to Favorites, Apps, Shared with me, My Workspace, Scanner, and Settings … Continue reading Checking out the New Look and Navigation of the Power BI Mobile App

How to Set Up Custom Branding in the Power BI Service

In this post, we will look at how to set up custom branding for your organization in Power BI. First, let’s log into the Power BI service at https://app.powerbi.com/ and select Settings->Admin Portal: Select Custom Branding in the menu: We can see there are 3 ways we can brand Power BI: Logo Cover image Theme color Let’s look at each one of these. For the logo, the size should be at … Continue reading How to Set Up Custom Branding in the Power BI Service