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

Using Tooltips to Show an Image on Hovering Over a Power BI Record

In this post, we will look at how to set up Power BI tooltips so when a user hovers over a record, it displays an image. Let’s follow on from a previous post where we showed how to display images from a URL in Power BI. We will now display only the City name in the report, and when the user hovers over the name, the tooltip will display the … Continue reading Using Tooltips to Show an Image on Hovering Over a Power BI Record

Using Python to Filter Data in Power Query

In our previous post, we installed and set up Python to use with Power BI and used Python as a data source. Let’s look at how Python can be used to filter data inside Power Query. Let’s filter records where the number of Employees is greater than 5000. We will use the query: It should look like below. Click OK: You may get this message regarding privacy levels. Per the Power … Continue reading Using Python to Filter Data in Power Query

Installing and Setting Up Python for Power BI

Python can be used in Power BI in several ways. These include: Creating visualizations using Python Using Python as a data source Scripting in Python to prepare data We will go through examples of each of these in the following posts. In this post, we will look at how to install Python in Power BI. We will then move onto how to use Python in various scenarios in Power BI. … Continue reading Installing and Setting Up Python for Power BI