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Fully interactive, stunning data visualizations for your business

  • Pros

  • Rich ecosystem
  • Active product group
  • Out-of-the-box connectors
  • Familiar to Excel professionals
  • ETL processing with Dataflows
  • Custom visualization marketplace
  • Low cost Power BI Pro
  • Automatically ingest data into Azure Data Lake Store
  • Option to embedded reports via Power BI Embedded
  • Cons

  • Premium SKUs can be expensive
  • DevOps support is lacking (coming soon)
  • DAX language can be tricky to master

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How to update credentials for an on-prem Power BI data source using PowerShell

How to update credentials for an on-prem Power BI data source using PowerShell

Ed Freeman

Automating the updating of Power BI data source credentials is a common requirement in the application lifecycle management of a Power BI solution. However, on-premises data sources throw an extra spanner in the works: you must encrypt your credentials using the RSA-OAEP encryption algorithm before sending off the request to update the data source. There is currently no PowerShell module that encapsulates this logic into a set of handy cmdlets, so you must either implement the algorithm's logic yourself, or you can use the helper classes in the existing .NET SDK to do all the heavy lifting for you. This blog shows how to do the latter.
Generating custom themes in Power BI – A designers' perspective

Generating custom themes in Power BI – A designers' perspective

Paul Waller

In this post I talk about custom Power BI themes and share some handy tips for styling Power BI reports.
Quick tip – Removing totals from a matrix in Power BI

Quick tip – Removing totals from a matrix in Power BI

Carmel Eve

Here is a quick tip on how to remove column summarisation from a matrix in Power BI!