We write articles and white papers on Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies on a regular basis, with a focus on DAX and Data Modeling. The list below showcases all our content sorted chronologically - you can filter through the content by post type, topic, and author.
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On choosing names for new technologies

A name is important. The right name is important. In this post, I reflect on the choice of names in the Microsoft BI stack. From time to time, a bad name arises. Not a big issue, as together we tend…  Read more

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Introducing DAX.do

DAX.do is a new website by SQLBI where you can write and run DAX queries over a sample Contoso database. The goal of DAX.do is purely educational: if you are learning DAX or are merely curious to test a new…  Read more

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On my recording gear

When I started publishing YouTube videos, I was eager to read about the setup of other speakers. I was starting from scratch, needing to purchase all the equipment, and I had no idea how to get the most bang for…  Read more

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Testing SQLBI Live Q&A

In the past few months, we delivered an increasing number of sessions online. It did the job as a replacement for in-person events, but we did not particularly enjoy the lack of interaction among other limitations. We want to provide…  Read more

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What has happened in the DAX world in 2020

At the end of a year marked by the pandemic, it is time for our usual review of what happened in the DAX realm. The enthusiasm we typically demonstrate in this traditional end-of -year post is tainted this year by…  Read more

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The hard truth in numbers

We all have biases. Personally, I kick myself whenever I identify that I have applied my biases when doing an evaluation of any kind. Unfortunately, this happens often because I work with numbers every day. Do you think we at…  Read more

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Default calculation item in calculation groups

Power BI offers several options to create filters and slicers in a report. However, it is not possible to define a default filter at the model level so that every new report on a dataset automatically applies that filter. The…  Read more

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Announcing DAX Patterns second edition

Great news! Just one year after releasing the second edition of The Definitive Guide to DAX, we just published a new website, a new book, and a new collection of videos: the second edition of DAX Patterns! DAX Patterns is…  Read more