Monitoring Power Query Memory Usage With Query Diagnostics In Power BI

In the April release of Power BI Desktop the Power Query Query Diagnostics feature was enhanced so that you can now return performance counter data. As the blog post says:

When you run performance counters, every half second Power Query will take a snapshot of resource utilization. This isn’t useful for very fast queries but can be helpful for queries that use up a lot more resources.

Source : Chris Webb’s BI Blog
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Five Mistakes To Avoid When Migrating To Power BI From Another BI Platform

Now that Power BI is so popular, it’s becoming more and more common for organisations to migrate their reports from other BI platforms to Power BI. And why not? You’ll be moving to a modern, industry-leading, cloud-native BI platform and probably saving a lot of money in licensing costs too. As a Microsoft employee I wholeheartedly encourage this (obviously!) but it’s not without its pitfalls.

Source : Chris Webb’s BI Blog
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Keep The Existing Data In Your Power BI Dataset And Add New Data To It Using Incremental Refresh

Power BI incremental refresh is a very powerful feature and now it’s available in Shared capacity (not just Premium) everyone can use it. It’s designed for scenarios where you have a data warehouse running on a relational database but with a little thought you can make it do all kinds of other interesting things; Miguel Escobar’s recent blog post on how to use incremental refresh for files in a folder is a great example of this.

Source : Chris Webb’s BI Blog
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Adding Semesters to a Calendar in Power BI

I have delivered Power BI training at a number of universities over the last 6 months, and a few of the participants asked me the same question. “What is the best way to add semesters to a calendar so that they can analyse student data by semester?“ There are various ways of solving this problem. In this article I want to share with you one way to solve it using DAX in Power BI. I will use AdventureWorks database for the demonstration.

Source : Excelerator BI
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Apr 2020 Quick Tip: How to create and embed a Power BI report into Dynamics 365 Business Central

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, we have a more intuitive and faster way to create new Power BI reports that you can share with other users in Business Central. In this webinar, you will learn how to create and embed a Power BI report and learn about the options in Business Central to enable Power BI reports to end users.

Source : Think about IT
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