We write articles and white papers on Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies on a regular basis. 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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Creating Calculation Groups in Power BI Desktop

Something really big is happening! The July 2020 version of Power BI Desktop allows you to create calculation groups in Power BI Desktop, thanks to the new “external tools” feature that enables the integration with Tabular Editor. We had been…  Read more

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Introducing LOOKUPVALUE

This article shows the reader how to use LOOKUPVALUE, which is a handy function for any developer to have in their toolbelt.  Read more

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Distinguishing HASONEVALUE from ISINSCOPE

This article describes the differences between HASONEVALUE and ISINSCOPE, which are two useful DAX functions to control the filters and the grouping that are active in a report.  Read more

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7 reasons DAX is not easy

DAX is simple, but it is not easy. I cannot remember how many times I read this sentence on social media, attributed to me. For good reason: I have repeated this sentence at almost every classroom course I delivered over…  Read more

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Handling customers with the same name in Power BI

This article explains how to show different customers with the same name in a Power BI report by using zero-width spaces, thus simplifying the presentation without adding visible characters to make the names unique.  Read more

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Standard DAX separators in Power BI Desktop

Starting from the May 2020 version of Power BI Desktop, regardless of the Windows locale settings DAX always uses standard separators by default. This change does not affect most Power BI users around the world; but if you use the…  Read more

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Using USERELATIONSHIP in DAX

This article shows how to use the USERELATIONSHIP function in DAX to change the active relationship in a CALCULATE function.  Read more