• Power Platform Licensing

      John Eccles, 18 June 2019

      Power Platform unlocks the potential of Dynamics 365 and Office 365. It opens the door for non-software developer users within organisations to manage data and electronic forms, automate business processes and enable mobility. An organisation needs licensing to use Power Platform. In this blog, I wa

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    • Context Transition when Using CALCULATE Function in Power BI

      Colin Maitland, 23 May 2019

      When writing and testing DAX formulas, it is important to understand the Evaluation Context in effect for each part of the formula; i.e. Row Context and Filter Context. The purpose of the DAX CALCULATE function is to modify the Evaluation Context of an expression. In this article, I will demonstrate

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    • How to Sort Multiple Sets of Age Groups in Power BI

      Colin Maitland, 22 May 2019

      In this article, I will describe how to configure sorting for an Age Group dimension in Power BI that has multiple sets of Age Groups for the same age ranges. The example discussed in this article is based on aggregating Referrals stored in Dynamics 365 by Age Group. The Power BI Data Model has an

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    • Flattening Opportunity and Opportunity Products in Power BI

      Colin Maitland, 08 May 2019

      In Microsoft Dynamics 365 the Opportunity and Opportunity Products entities form a Header/Detail relationship. This is a common type of relationship between entities. Other examples include Quote, Order, Invoice and their corresponding Quote Product, Order Product and Invoice Product entities. In Po

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    • Power BI Desktop Memory Issue Resolution - Part 2

      Colin Maitland, 08 February 2019

      In part one of this article, I described my experience of a “not enough memory to complete this operation” error I encountered in Power BI desktop. In this part, I will describe the cause and resolution for this issue. The cause of the issue was actually the formula used for generating the Sequentia

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    • How to Connect Power BI to Dynamics 365

      Satyvir Jasra, 07 November 2018

      Power BI is a power analytics tool that allows us to visualize our data. We can create reports in Power BI using Dynamics 365 data. In this blog I will walk through the steps to create a connection between a Dynamics 365 instance and make a simple report using it. I will be using Power BI desktop a

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    • Unable to View Shared Power BI Dashboard in Dynamics 365

      Satyvir Jasra, 13 September 2018

      We can create and share Power BI dashboards with other users, and similarly we can create a personal dashboard in Dynamics 365 and share it with the other users. Occasionally users like to create and share personal dashboards with other users. However, some users might report an issue where they do

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    • How to Use Power BI Dashboards in Dynamics 365

      Satyvir Jasra, 11 September 2018

      With the Power BI and Dynamics 365 integration, many Power BI reports and dashboards are created using Dynamics 365 data. However, there are times when we don’t want to maintain charts in Dynamics 365 and Power BI separately. Therefore, it is best to use Power BI dashboard itself in Dynamics 365. In

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    • Introduction to Power Query with Power BI

      Jordan Hohepa, 16 June 2017

      This blog is the second in a series of blogs focused on Microsoft’s analytics service, Power BI. In the previous blog I focused on importing data into the Power BI desktop version, while in this blog I will be focusing on Power Query. The data I imported as an example was from the “Rotten Tomatoes T

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    • Importing Data to Power BI

      Jordan Hohepa, 24 May 2017

      Recently I was fortunate enough to participate in a workshop focused on Microsoft’s analytics service, Power BI. This blog will be the first in a series of blogs describing my experiences with Power BI. In this blog, I will focus on importing data into the Power BI desktop version. The remainder of

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    • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Application Platform in a nutshell

      Arpit Malhotra, 25 January 2017

      Microsoft’s business application platform let organizations innovate business solutions faster. It helps them to build and extend modern business applications by composing analytics, user experiences, tasks automation all together using a wide-ranging and integrated set of services. It offers a rich

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    • Anomaly/Outlier Detection using Excel and SQL Server Analysis Services

      Ahmed Anwar, 16 December 2015

      In this article, I’m going to talk about how to use the SQL Server Data Mining Excel Add-in to detect odd patterns in records or datasets. Anomaly detection (or outlier detection) is the process of identifying unexpected patterns in a dataset. Typically anomalous problems appear in Banks, errors in

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    • Power BI Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online – Power Map Report Part 3

      Colin Maitland, 19 July 2015

      In this series of blogs I have been describing how to create Power BI reports in Microsoft Excel based using data from a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Organisation. In my previous blog I demonstrated how to configure the second layer of a Power Map report in Microsoft Excel to display Account Reven

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    • Power BI Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online – Power Map Report Part 2

      Colin Maitland, 17 July 2015

      In this series of blogs I have been describing how to create Power BI reports in Microsoft Excel based using data from a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Organisation. In my previous blog I demonstrated how to configure the first layer of a Power Map report in Microsoft Excel to display Account Number

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    • Power BI Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online – Power Map Report Part 1

      Colin Maitland, 17 July 2015

      In this series of blogs I have been describing how to create Power BI reports in Microsoft Excel based using data retrieved from a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Organisation using a Power Query query. In this blog I will demonstrate how to create a Power Map report and configure the first layer to

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