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How to enable Excel Pro’s to use Power BI Datasets

by Super User on ‎12-07-2017 07:42 PM - last edited on ‎12-08-2017 04:50 PM by MindyJ Frequent Visitor

In the steps below, I will demonstrate how to access your Power BI Dataset through Excel. This is a great example for people who love Excel and use it as their tool of choice, but the company or organization still wants to have a single version of the data. By leveraging the steps below the data is available in the Power BI Service, as well as from Excel. NOTE: This currently only works on a PC.


In this blog post we will take a look at how to automate the process of updating the data in the Power BI report we created in part 2, without needing a computer or server. We will do this by scheduling a Runbook in Azure Automation.


Power BI staff wins gold Stevie Award for Women in Business

by MindyJ Frequent Visitor ‎12-05-2017 10:54 AM - edited ‎12-05-2017 10:33 PM

Have you visited the Power BI Galleries recently? You may wonder what inspired this rich resource for the Power BI community. In late 2016 Sandy Rivas, Community Strategy Manager for Microsoft’s Business Application Group, came up with an idea to motivate members to contribute to the community, educate each other, and celebrate the users through kudos. She worked with her all-woman team to create the Data Stories Gallery and then launched the Motivate-Educate-Celebrate campaign


Monday Motivation

by MindyJ Frequent Visitor ‎12-04-2017 10:15 AM - edited ‎12-04-2017 10:17 AM

Kick the Monday blues to the curb with some Monday Motivation!

We’re highlighting some of the top kudo-ed authors from last week as well as our most active threads and newest members.


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