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Happy birthday, Power BI!

Happy first birthday, Power BI! Exactly one year ago, Power BI was released in public. But this wasn’t the only release: one month after the public release of Power BI my daughter Sanne was born.
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Moving BI to the cloud: Consider this…

While looking into the possibilities of moving my customer’s BI infrastructure into the cloud, my primary question was how to handle the lack of cloud SSAS. But there’s a lot more to keep in mind. Here’s a few things that I think should be thought of from an architectural point of view: not only in[...]
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Moving BI to the Cloud: Ditch SSAS?

Some time ago I read Chris Webb blogged “Thoughts On The Power BI Announcements At The MS Data Insights Summit“, where between the lines was this rather interesting point: For the last few years my customers have asked me when MS was going to release SSAS in the cloud and I’ve always replied that Power[...]
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Experiences with Power BI Enterprise Gateway

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my experiences with the Analysis Services Connector. Because the Enterprise Gateway was still in preview back then, I didn’t want to use that in production yet. Meanwhile the Enterprise Gateway has been released, so it’s time to update my findings.
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Security and the Enterprise Gateway

While upgrading from Analysis Services Connector to the Power BI Enterprise Gateway, you might notice a change in authorization structure. Here’s a brief description of the differences you need to know when upgrading. I thought there was a change in authorization structure, but I had didn’t fully understand the way Analysis Services Connector authorizes its users.
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Building the Poor Man’s IoT

This Christmas holiday I spent some time fiddling with sensors to build a Proof of Concept on Azure IoT. In an earlier post I’ve shown how to connect your Azure IoT Hub data to a live Power BI dashboard, and as promised, here’s part two: a description – as well as working code – how to[...]
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Issues (& solutions) with Power BI Analysis Services Connector

Last couple of weeks, I tried to install the Power BI Analysis Services Connector, and ran into a few issues (and found some solutions). I thought it’d be good to share them, in case anyone runs into the same issues. So here’s my story of installing Power BI Analysis Services connector – translated to a[...]
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