Tag Archives: power bi

  • Improved Web Scraping Experience

    A lot of things have happened in the last couple of days. I’m for the first time in my life in Seattle spending some quality time with people that I’ve never met in my life other than through the power of the internet. It’s a nice feeling to finally put a face to a name that you always see on your inbox.

    I’ll be speaking later today, but I had to get this post out to the world as soon as possible.

    I’ve covered the new Web Scraping experience before in here, and talking with the product team today at the Business Applications Summit they (Ehren specifically) told me that they just updated and improved the experience, so he showed me a demo and I took home my homework so I could implement what he showed me on my own dataset

    What’s new

  • Roundup: New Custom Connectors and Videos

    For the past 8 weeks I’ve been focusing in exploring the Power Query Extensibility Model (PBI Custom Connectors) and I can confirm that the possibilities with this extensibility model are incredible.

    About Custom Connectors

    Custom Connectors not only bring new functionality to Power Query (like new data sources), but it also extends current functionality and can make some HUGE quality of life changes and improvements to the way we work with Power Query by creating custom connectors that act as function libraries.

  • Announcements: Power BI Red Carpet Program + New Power Query book is out!


    Power BI now in Panama!

    Powered Solutions is now part of the Power BI Red Carpet Program

    The Power BI Red Carpet Program is an invitation-only Microsoft Program for a few selected partners worldwide and Powered Solutions has now been nominated, selected and activated as the very first and only Microsoft partner to join this program in Panama. The program helps partners by providing the tools, training, content, and support in order to deliver a successful Power BI based solution and bring data to life.

    This program will enable us to continue delivering the Top Quality service that we provide around Microsoft Business Analytics Technology and to be even add more value to the value-proposition that our solutions can have for our customers.

    If you’re looking for a Microsoft Partner that will help you bring your data to life in Power BI, then contact us at info@poweredsolutions.co for a meeting

    The Book is ready!

    Long overdue! but the book is now available

    The book is finally ready and you can get your copy here. This book follows the same learning path that Ken and I (Miguel) created for the Power Query Workshop, so you can expect some basic to advanced Power Query – there’s something for everyone!

    S2A English Final

    Don’t forget to download the supporting files for FREE! Click here to download all of them

    In case you want to take your Power Query experience to the next level, then I’d recommend you sign up for our last Power Query workshop of the year on the 24th of November. Click here for details

  • New Power BI Desktop (fka Power BI Designer)


    (A re-engineered tool with a new Visualizations engine)

    Power BI Desktop is the tool that replaces the Power BI Designer –  in short, it’s the new and optimized version of the Power BI Designer that comes with new features, new integrations and even a completely new take when it comes to the Microsoft policies as they are going open source with their Visualization engine.

    Here’s a quick blog post of all the new things that you’ll encounter in this new tool.

  • What is Power BI?

    This information is based on the features and services that Power BI offers as of January 2015.

    Microsoft Power BI

    • Excel Add-ins

    • Cloud Service

    • REST API

    What is Power BI?