How to toggle visuals on and off in Power BI Reports

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 09.29.20

When building a Power BI report, it's important to take screen space into consideration. You don't want an overcrowded report canvas that makes it tough for your decision makers to find the actionable insights they need to make their decisions. 

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Topics: Power BI, Power Platform, How To

Working with the COVID-19 US Sample Power BI Report

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 07.20.20

Microsoft has provided a free, downloadable or embeddable, Power BI Report sample using COVID-19 data for the US. This report can be used as is, or customized to leverage the COVID-19 data and report capabilities to compare to your regular business data. 

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Topics: Power BI

Dynamics and Power Platform 2020 Release Wave 2

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 07.08.20

Microsoft has just released the release notes for Dynamics 365, the Power Platform and Industry Accelerators. You can expect these features to start rolling out in preview in the coming months, and being generally available sometime this fall/winter. For those who don't know, industry accelerators are free app "accelerators," or features specific to an industry that are provided by Microsoft. It can get you up and running quickly with a functioning application with no configuration or development required.

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Topics: Power BI, Dynamics 365, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Platform

Aerie's Favorite Features from the Power Platform 2020 Spring Release

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 03.12.20

 

The Power Platform Spring 2020 Release notes are here, and they are full of new and exciting features that will enhance usability, efficiency, and integration with a variety of software and devices. Some of these features are not available yet. If you need the most up-to-date information, please refer to the Microsoft Release Notes.

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Topics: Power BI, Dynamics 365, Release Notes, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Platform

Spring '19 Business Application Release Notes are Here!

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 01.22.19

You can find the release notes at this link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/april19/

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Topics: Power BI, Dynamics 365, Flow, PowerApps, Cortana

A Quick Guide to Dynamics & Power BI Dashboards

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 11.12.18

Dynamics 365 is a great tool on which to build any of your business applications. Buying a license will spin up an instance already configured with Sales, Customer Service, Field Service and Project Management modules. They all have the standard Dynamics dashboards and reports. But how do you know when you need to customize those reports, or better yet, upgrade your reporting to Power BI?

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Topics: Power BI, Dynamics 365

Benefits of the Dynamics 365 Integrations with Office 365

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 11.06.18

I’m going to keep this introduction short and sweet. If you are making the decision between Dynamics 365 and another software or are wondering how to leverage Dynamics 365 and the other Microsoft productivity tools, it is a no-brainer to use the integration between Office 365 and Dynamics 365. Here’s why:

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Topics: SharePoint, Office 365, Outlook, Power BI, Business Intelligence, Dynamics 365, skype for business, PowerApps, OneDrive, AI, OneNote, Cortana, Dynamics 365 Integrations

Track Dynamics Data In Real-Time by Adding Power BI Dashboards

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 08.21.18

Integrating your Power BI Dashboard into Dynamics 365 is a simple process but one that can save time and add tremendous value to your projects! In this blog I will walk through how to put an already existing Power BI Dashboard into Dynamics 365, but if you would like help creating the dashboard, get in touch with me at bthibeault@aerieconsulting.com or leave a comment below!

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Topics: Power BI, Business Intelligence, Dynamics 365

What Is the Difference Between Power BI, Power BI Pro and Power BI Premium?

Posted by Dave Fisher on 08.13.18

 

Everyone has data to worry about, but what good is it if you can’t put the information to good use?  

Businesses are starting to come to terms with that question. Harnessing fast, accurate business intelligence is essential today, the kind you can’t get simply by staring at pivot tables on a spreadsheet, and Power BI is one way to help you get there.

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Topics: Power BI

Project Management Tools  (Don't forget the sticky notes!)

Posted by Molly Roy on 07.03.18

Working at Aerie Consulting, a Microsoft Partner, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients and almost all have asked in some fashion or other:  What is the best project management tool?

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Topics: Workflow, Power BI, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Planner, Microsoft Project

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