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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 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

Power BI Monthly Digest – June 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 June 2018 edition we highlighted the following features:

  • Format data labels differently in Combo Charts
  • Adjusting Donut Chart…

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Posted in Devin Knight on 6 June 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 106 – Ring Chart MAQ Software)

In this module you will learn how to use the Ring Chart by MAQ Software. The Ring Chart is similar to the native Donut Chart but has many more additional customizations that can be configured.

Module 106 – Ring Chart (MAQ Software)

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Posted in Devin Knight on 4 June 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 105 – Text Wrapper MAQ Software)

In this module you will learn how to use the Text Wrapper by MAQ Software. The Text Wrapper allows you to display text that is longer than the given width of a visual by wrapping it to the next line.

Module 105 – Text Wrapper (MAQ Software)

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Posted in Devin Knight on 29 May 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 104 – User List by CloudScope)

In this module you will learn how to use the User List by CloudScope. The User List by CloudScope is designed for showing a list of data presented in the format of a Twitter profile.

Module 104 – User List by CloudScope

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Posted in Devin Knight on 22 May 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 103 – Timeline by CloudScope)

In this module you will learn how to use the Timeline by CloudScope. The Timeline by CloudScope is designed for showing twitter status updates, likes, and retweets within your reports.

Module 103 – Timeline by CloudScope

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Posted in Devin Knight on 15 May 2018

PASS Summit 2018 Pre-con: Digital Storytelling with Power BI

Mitchell Pearson, Brian Knight and myself will be presenting a full day pre-con as PASS Summit on Digital Storytelling with Power BI. You can learn more about it here: http://www.pass.org/summit/2018/Sessions/Details.aspx?sid=80300

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Posted in Devin Knight on 10 May 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 102 – Slim Data Bar KPI Visual)

In this module you will learn how to use the Slim Data Bar KPI Visual. The Slim Data Bar KPI Visual is great for showing the progress towards a target while taking up the smallest amount of report space.

Module 102 – Slim Data Bar KPI Visual

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Posted in Devin Knight on 9 May 2018

Power BI Monthly Digest – May 2018

This month I continued a new series with Manuel Quintana [Blog | Twitter] to help you stay on top of the latest Power BI features released each month. In our May 2018 edition you will learn about:

  • Conditional Formatting on a Different Field
  • Sync Slicers – Advanced Options

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Posted in Devin Knight on 8 May 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 101 – Tachometer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Tachometer. The Tachometer for communicating performance against a goal.

Module 101 – Tachometer

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  • Ideal visual for communicating measures performance.
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Posted in Devin Knight on 2 May 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 100 – Flow Map)

In this module you will learn how to use the Flow Map. The Flow Map is useful for tracking direction movement on a map.

Module 100 – Flow Map

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Posted in Devin Knight on 23 April 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 99 – Drill-Down Donut Chart

In this module you will learn how to use the Drill-Down Donut Chart. The Drill-Down Donut Chart allows you to visualize categorical data in an interactive drill-down chart.

Module 99 – Drill-Down Donut Chart

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Posted in Devin Knight on 19 April 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 98 – Hierarchy Chart by Akvelon)

In this module you will learn how to use the Hierarchy Chart. The Hierarchy Chart displays hierarchical data in a tree format.

Module 98 – Hierarchy Chart

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Posted in Devin Knight on 12 April 2018

Power BI Monthly Digest – April 2018

Welcome to a new series that Manuel Quintana [Blog | Twitter] and I are starting where we will cover some of the top Power BI features released each month. In our April 2018 edition you will learn about:

  • New DAX function: COMBINEVALUES()
  • Generally available release of Organizational Visuals

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Posted in Devin Knight on 4 April 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 97 – Enlighten Data Story)

In this module you will learn how to use the Enlighten Data Story. The Enlighten Data Story allows you to tell a simple story with your data while emphasizing your measure values dynamically.

Module 97 – Enlighten Data Story)

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Posted in Devin Knight on 3 April 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 96 – Enlighten Waffle Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Enlighten Waffle Chart. The Enlighten Waffle Chart is a simple way to visualize a percentage of values on a 10 x 10 grid of dots.

Module 96 – Enlighten Waffle Chart)

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Posted in Devin Knight on 27 March 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 95 – VitaraCharts–MicroChart)

In this module you will learn how to use the VitaraCharts – MicroChart. The VitaraCharts – MicroChart provides a intuitive way to look at multiple metrics in a compact grid layout.

Module 95 – VitaraCharts – MicroChart

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Posted in Devin Knight on 23 March 2018

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 94 – Count Down Timer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Count Down Timer. The Count Down Timer is a very simple visual that counts towards a specific date and time.

Module 94 – Count Down Timer

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Posted in Devin Knight on 16 March 2018

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