Category: Power BI

May 15, 2018
Free Getting Started with Power BI and SCCM eBook

As a System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) administrator, I’m sure that you get asked hardware and software inventory questions all the time. Then after you review the built-in SCCM reports…

January 16, 2018
How Color Is Used in Power BI and SSRS Dashboards

Continuing on with my Power BI Desktop blog post set (How to Install Power BI Desktop, Getting Started with Power BI Desktop and SCCM, Adding a Calculated Column to a…

January 10, 2018
Adding a Chart to a Power BI Dashboard

Building on the steps shared in my blog posts, How to Install Power BI Desktop, Getting Started with Power BI Desktop and SCCM, and Adding a Calculated Column to a…

December 20, 2017
Adding a Calculated Column to a Power BI Table

In my last blog post, Getting Started with Power BI Desktop and SCCM, I showed you how to create a very basic Power BI dashboard by adding a table to…

December 12, 2017
Getting Started with Power BI Desktop and SCCM

In this blog post I will show you how to connect Power BI Desktop to your System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) SQL Server database. During the connection process I will…

December 6, 2017
How to Install Power BI Desktop

I was looking at my upcoming blog post set about Power BI and I thought it would be appropriate to start off first by showing you how to install Power…

May 5, 2016
SQL Server 2016 RC 0 and ConfigMgr

By Garth Jones With the upcoming release of SQL Server 2016, I thought that I would get a head start by testing SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate (RC) 0. In…

April 20, 2016
Holy Cow, 4.5 Million Extra Rows…! Wow.

By Garth Jones The title of this post is a quote from Alexander Phu when we were discussing the differences between Power BI and SSRS for ConfigMgr reporting. In my…

April 13, 2016
Power BI, SSRS and ConfigMgr

By Garth Jones Don’t get me wrong, I like Power BI because it allows for quick and simple dashboards to be created, whereas SSRS dashboards take a bit more time…