Since the Power BI team allowed to launch external tools from the Power BI desktop ribbon, several tools became available. Do you know you can create your own one in less than 2 minutes ? With the ‘External tools manager’ within ‘Power BI Sidetools’, you just need to fill in several information ignoring everything about Json and base64 formats. You easily change the tools order, select an image, add arguments, test and save your changes. A wizard is even available to do it in a simplistic way.
Compare DAX and M formulas in Visual Studio Code is really easy with the help of Power BI Sidetools. As it is possible to transfer DAX and M formulas from Power BI desktop to files and to open them in Visual Studio Code, it is possible to compare two files. That’s extremely useful in many cases.