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Devin Knight

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. Previously, he has tech edited the book Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services and was an author in the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. Devin has spoken at past conferences like PASS and at several SQL Saturday events. He is a contributing member to the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (SIG) for PASS as a leader in the SSIS Focus Group. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is a participating member of the local users’ group (JSSUG).

Power BI Monthly Digest – December 2018

In this month’s Power BI Digest with my friend Manuel Quintana [Blog | Twitter] and I will again guide you through some of our favorite Power BI updates this month. In our December 2018 edition we highlighted the following features:

  • Smart Guides
  • Field List keyboard shortcuts
  • Control Tab…

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Posted in Devin Knight on 13 December 2018

Power BI Monthly Digest – November 2018

In this month’s Power BI Digest with my friend Manuel Quintana [Blog | Twitter] and I will again guide you through some of our favorite Power BI updates this month. In our November 2018 edition we highlighted the following features:

    • Expand and Collapse Matrix
    • New Filter Experience (preview)

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Posted in Devin Knight on 14 November 2018

Power BI Monthly Digest – October 2018

In this month’s Power BI Digest with my friend Manuel Quintana [Blog | Twitter] and I will again guide you through some of our favorite Power BI updates this month. In our October 2018 edition we highlighted the following features:

    • Search in Filter
    • DAX Editor Improvements
    • Column Profiling…

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Posted in Devin Knight on 15 October 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 118 – Stacked Bar Chart by Akvelon)

In this module you will learn how to use the Stacked Bar Chart by Akvelon. This version of the Stacked Bar Chart sets itself apart because of the selection rectangle that allows you to highlight specific regions of the chart to filter other parts of your report.

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Posted in Devin Knight on 3 October 2018

Power BI Monthly Digest – September 2018

In this month’s Power BI Digest with my friend Manuel Quintana [Blog | Twitter] and I will again guide you through some of our favorite Power BI updates this month. In our September 2018 edition we highlighted the following features:

  • Turn a Scatter Chart into a Dot Plot

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Posted in Devin Knight on 12 September 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 117 – Multi KPI)

In this module you will learn how to use the Multi KPI. The Multi KPI is great for displaying multiple KPI values in a single visual.

Module 117 – Multi KPI

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Posted in Devin Knight on 29 August 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 116 – Scatter Chart by Akvelon)

In this module you will learn how to use the Scatter Chart by Akvelon. The Scatter Chart by Akvelon has similarities to the native Scatter Chart but with increased usability features like the rectangle selection feature.

Module 116 – Scatter Chart by Akvelon

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Posted in Devin Knight on 23 August 2018

Power BI Monthly Digest – August 2018

In this month’s Power BI Digest with my friend Manuel Quintana [Blog | Twitter] and I will again guide you through some of our favorite Power BI updates this month. In our August 2018 edition we highlighted the following features:

  • Bookmark groups
  • Export to PDF
  • Slicer restatement
  • Themes…

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Posted in Devin Knight on 14 August 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 115 – Circle KPI Gauge)

In this module you will learn how to use the Circle KPI Gauge. The Circle KPI Gauge displays a single measure value in a highly customizable circular gauge visual.

Module 115 – Circle KPI Gauge

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Posted in Devin Knight on 14 August 2018

Top 5 Reasons You Should Be Excited About Power BI Composite Models

In July there were many exciting new features that were released to Power BI, but perhaps the most eagerly awaited feature was the introduction of the Power BI Composite Models. While this feature is still in preview, it’s hard not to be enthusiastic about how this feature will solve problems… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 13 August 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 114 – Overview by CloudScope)

In this module you will learn how to use the Overview by CloudScope. The Overview by CloudScope show a list of values in the format of a list of Instagram profiles.

Module 114 – Overview by CloudScope

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Posted in Devin Knight on 7 August 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 113 – Small Multiple Line Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Small Multiple Line Chart. The Small Multiple Line Chart allows you to display multiple mini line charts within a single visual that you can facet by an attribute value.

Module 113 – Small Multiple Line Chart

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Posted in Devin Knight on 31 July 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 112 – Acterys Matrix Light)

In this module you will learn how to use the Acterys Matrix Light. Acterys Matrix Light is designed primarily for financial planning and budgeting but works similar to a traditional Excel PivotTable.

Module 112 – Acterys Matrix Light

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Posted in Devin Knight on 25 July 2018

Power BI Monthly Digest – July 2018

This month I continued my series with my friend Manuel Quintana [Blog | Twitter] as we guide you through some of our favorite Power BI updates each month. In our July 2018 edition we highlighted the following features:

  • Composite models (preview)
  • Dual storage mode (preview)
  • Many-to-many relationships (preview)

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Posted in Devin Knight on 23 July 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 111 – Horizontal Bar Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Horizontal Bar Chart. The Horizontal Bar Chart is similar to the native Bar Chart but with a few additional customizations that can be configured.

Module 111– Horizontal Bar Chart

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Posted in Devin Knight on 17 July 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 110 – Icon Map)

In this module you will learn how to use the Icon Map. The Icon Map allows you to display your geographical data on a map with icons or images representing each point.

Module 110 – Icon Map

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Posted in Devin Knight on 9 July 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 109 – as Timeline)

In this module you will learn how to use the as Timeline visual. The as Timeline is a Gantt chart style visual that allows you to find gaps and overlaps from dates and times.

Module 109 – as Timeline

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Posted in Devin Knight on 28 June 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 108 – PowerApps)

In this module you will learn how to use the PowerApps Custom Visual. The PowerApps visual allows you to embed line of business applications that you have developed through PowerApps inside of Power BI. Note this blog has two videos: the first demonstrating how to use the custom visual and… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 18 June 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 107 – Advance Card)

In this module you will learn how to use the Advance Card. The Advance Card is similar to the native Card but has many more additional customizations that can be configured.

Module 107 – Advance Card

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Posted in Devin Knight on 12 June 2018

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Posted in Devin Knight on 12 June 2018

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