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Power BI : Learn to build free Venn and Euler diagrams

Grouping datasets into overlapping circles can, in many cases, allow your audience to easily grasp relationships between them. Power BI comes a bit short in being able to deliver on this, with no out-of-the-box visualisations for Venn or Euler graphs – and the custom visualisations are lacking essential features or cost up to US$5,000 p/annum. […]

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Power BI – Keeping it Simple

You know the scenario – you throw some visualisations together and publish a proof of concept. People love it, and start filling up your backlog. You quickly add new features accordingly, and before you know it you’ve an unintelligible mass of pages, charts, tables, filters, maps, and text boxes; the ‘love’ turns out to be […]

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Power BI Toggle Switch visualisation updated

Sometimes it’s the little things that get me excited; so I was delighted to find out the Power BI toggle switch visualisation has been updated. This handy little graphic allows a user to click on it to filter the data in other visualisations to a value, or values, that you specify in the options; and […]

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Communities of Practice Data Intranets

What’s missing from the new Yammer?

The new version of Yammer is a massive improvement over the previous – full text and interactive emails, favouriting communities, the replacement of Yammer profiles with the Office 365 ones, and the hidden gem of closing posts to further comments have been met with universal acclaim. I’m not here to gush, however, so lets get […]

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Conditional formatting based on values from another query

We an issue we were able to cunningly solve in the query editor; we wanted to show in our report which values in one query had a match in the other. One query was a list of features on a site, the other was a list of core features. We wanted the site features to […]

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Communities of Practice Data Intranets

Finding the most liked Yammer message

We wanted to improve our communications, and figured that understanding the characteristics of messages that had lots of ‘likes’ would help us do that. A request to find the most liked Yammer messages in our network was received, and we and figured out a way to find it…