277 episodes

For the past several years, Business Intelligence has been the #1 top ranked IT priority for CIOs and business leaders according to Gartner. It is a very exciting time to be in the BI space, with massive investments from Microsoft in their 2016 wave of products specifically focused on this area. Not only are there major product releases on the horizon, specifically SharePoint & SQL 2016, but Power BI continues to release updates, new features, and content packs on a very regular basis.
Microsoft MVPs John White & Jason Himmelstein will attempt to keep you up to date on all of the latest and greatest BI changes every month. They will give some interesting tips & tricks, show fun features, bring on relevant guests, answer your questions, cover the News, and generally have a great time with this exciting topic.

BIFocal - Clarifying Business Intelligence John & Jason

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    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

For the past several years, Business Intelligence has been the #1 top ranked IT priority for CIOs and business leaders according to Gartner. It is a very exciting time to be in the BI space, with massive investments from Microsoft in their 2016 wave of products specifically focused on this area. Not only are there major product releases on the horizon, specifically SharePoint & SQL 2016, but Power BI continues to release updates, new features, and content packs on a very regular basis.
Microsoft MVPs John White & Jason Himmelstein will attempt to keep you up to date on all of the latest and greatest BI changes every month. They will give some interesting tips & tricks, show fun features, bring on relevant guests, answer your questions, cover the News, and generally have a great time with this exciting topic.

    Episode 277 - Power BI & Fabric News

    Episode 277 - Power BI & Fabric News

    This is episode 277 recorded on May 10th, 2024 where John & Jason talk the news in the Power BI space including Power Query support in paginated reports, Copilot Pane in Power BI Desktop & Copilot being available by default soon, and the announcement of support for reports in SharePoint & OneDrive with live connected semantic models.

    • 32 min
    Episode 276 - Power BI April 2024 Feature Summary

    Episode 276 - Power BI April 2024 Feature Summary

    This is episode 276 recorded on April 22nd, 2024 where John & Jason talk the Power BI April 2024 Feature Summary including the announcements made at FabCon in Vegas, Enhanced Q&A, Storytelling in PowerPoint, and Copilot in Power BI Desktop.

    • 26 min
    Episode 275 - Power BI March 2024 Feature Summary

    Episode 275 - Power BI March 2024 Feature Summary

    This is episode 275 recorded on April 22nd, 2024 where John & Jason talk the Power BI March 2024 Feature Summary including on-object interactions update, Power Query in Paginated Reports, DAX Query View updates with Copilot, enhancements to model editing in the service, and more.

    • 37 min
    Episode 274 - Power BI February 2024 Feature Summary

    Episode 274 - Power BI February 2024 Feature Summary

    This is episode 274 recorded on March 19th, 2024 where John & Jason talk the Power BI February 2024 Feature Summary including updates to Visual Cals, Power BI Home, Measure descriptions with Copilot, Data overview in Explore, and TMDL in Power BI Desktop Developer Mode.

    • 34 min
    Episode 273 - Interview with Alex Powers

    Episode 273 - Interview with Alex Powers

    This is episode 273 recorded on January 26, 2024 where John & Jason talk to Alex Powers, Senior Program Manager on the Power BI CAT Team at Microsoft, about Copilot in Data Factory and much, much more.

    • 40 min
    Episode 272 - 2023 Predictions Review and New Predictions for 2024

    Episode 272 - 2023 Predictions Review and New Predictions for 2024

    This is episode 272 recorded on January 12, 2024 where John & Jason do the annual year end wrap-up. Jason comes out ahead on his predictions from 2023 - but only by a little, and everybody has a few interesting predictions for 2024.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

aliaschick559 ,

New to this all

I'm new to BI and this show has been a great way to learn the jargon of the profession and start to understand what I'm doing. I highly reccommend it.

Wantapreneur Willy ,

Delivery & format needs polishing, but topic list is interesting.

Your topics are relevant. But the delivery needs a lot of work. The podcast has a high noise/content ratio. Lots of silly asides and long introductions. For the 5 episodes i listened to, i found it best to skip the first 5 minutes and the last 3 minutes, because the hosts make lots of smalltalk and jokes. None of it is relevant to the listener. And during the conversation, there are a lot of silly asides that can be confusing for those of us who haven't met the hosts. That is distracting in a podcast. There doesn't seem to be any structure to each episode. Instead, it feels like a stream of conscious delivery like you'd get if you just walked up to someone and asked them about the topic.

Carl Computers ,

Engaging

I really enjoy the content and focus on Microsoft PowerBi and how it’s being used by various groups. I like the attention to how the product is evolving from the desktop and mobile app, to on-prem server, to the service in the cloud. Very useful to get ideas in this space.

Keep up the great work, gentlemen!

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