Power BI - Prepare Report
Power BI — Prepare Report Requirements — Episode 5
03 May 2019

Welcome to Episode 5 of my Power BI Best Practices Series. In today’s episode, I will show you how to prepare report requirements documentation. Here we go! Power BI — Prepare Report Requirements When building out your Power BI Dashboards, how do you make sure your visualizations address all the points your client wants? This is where a Reports Requirement Document comes into play. By creating a Reports Requirement Document, you will have a record of what’s expected, and can […]

Power BI — Table for Key Measures — Episode 4
26 Apr 2019

Welcome to Episode 4 of my Power BI Best Practices Series. In today’s episode, I will show you how to set up a key measures Power BI table, and why it’s beneficial to do so. Last episode, we covered sub-dividing and segmenting visuals. As a reminder, here is the overall curriculum for this video blog series: Power BI – Table for Key Measures The larger the dataset, the more difficult it can be to be organized, especially when sharing dashboards […]

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Power BI — Eliminate Unnecessary Columns — Episode 2
12 Apr 2019

Welcome to Episode 2 of my Power BI Best Practices Series. In this episode, I will show you the importance of eliminating unwanted columns from cluttering your Power BI Desktop Report. Be sure to check out prior episodes and see where I’m going with BEST PRACTICES below.   Power BI — Eliminate Unnecessary Columns One of the major selling points of Power BI is the ability to transform massive quantities of data into easily-digestible visual information. However, showing data that isn’t essential for the […]

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Power BI — Be Creative and Tell a Story — Episode 1
05 Apr 2019

Welcome to my Power BI Best Practices video series Over the past year, I’ve been blessed to share my B.E.S.T. P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.S. at the Memphis PASS Power BI meetup, the Microsoft Tech Expo in Portland, and the  Power BI World Tour in Seattle. At the Seattle event, I was lucky enough to meet with members of the Power BI product team like Will Thompson @Will_MI77 and Maggie Sparkman @maggiesMSFT. Since not everyone can get out and attend events like these, I […]

Webinar 2.9 Followup (Episode 12 – Columnstore Indexes)
19 Dec 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended! You can get the slides and demo files here: Webinar 2.9 – Columnstore Indexes If you missed the session, or would like to watch the recorded session, the recording will be available soon. Don’t miss the next webinar on January 9th: Viewing Query Plans!   The registration link will be posted here when available, In addition, I am publishing a list of the upcoming topics. Please be aware they are subject to change or re-ordering. It’s not […]

Webinar 2.8 Followup (Episode 11 – Compression)
12 Dec 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended! You can get the slides and demo files here: Webinar 2.8 – Data Compression     If you missed the session, or would like to watch the recorded session, the recording is available here.   Don’t miss the next webinar on December 19th: Columnstore Index Storage!   You can register here,   In addition, I am publishing a list of the upcoming topics. Please be aware they are subject to change or re-ordering. It’s not complete at this […]

Webinar 2.7 Followup (Episode 10 – Partitioning)
05 Dec 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended! You can get the slides and demo files here: Webinar 2.7 – Partitioning     If you missed the session, or would like to watch the recorded session, the recording is available here.   Don’t miss the next webinar on December 12th: Data Compression!   You can register here.   In addition, I am publishing a list of the upcoming topics. Please be aware they are subject to change or re-ordering. It’s not complete at this point, […]

Webinar 2.6 Followup (Episode 9 – Fragmentation)
28 Nov 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended! You can get the slides and demo files here: Webinar 2.6 – Fragmentation If you missed the session, or would like to watch the recorded session, the recording is available here. Don’t miss the next webinar on December 5th: Partitioning!  Registration is available here. In addition, I am publishing a list of the upcoming topics. Please be aware they are subject to change or re-ordering. It’s not complete at this point, but it does show the planned topics […]

Webinar 2.5 Followup (Episode 8 – Nonclustered Indexes)
21 Nov 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended! You can get the slides and demo files here: Webinar 2.5 — Nonclustered Indexes Because this week is a holiday week in the US, there is NO HOMEWORK! If you missed the session, or would like to watch the recorded session, the recording is available through this link. Don’t miss the next webinar on November 28th: Fragmentation! You can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-kalen-delaneys-sql-server-internals-webinars-episode-9-tickets-39714618493 In addition, I am publishing a list of the upcoming topics. Please be […]