232 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 232 - Power BI- 2022 release wave 2 plan

    Episode 232 - Power BI- 2022 release wave 2 plan

    This is episode 232 recorded July 18th, 2022 where John & Jason talk about the Microsoft Power Platform: 2022 release wave 2 plan and go over the items specific to Power BI including Query Scale-out, Dataset authoring in the Power BI Service, and Power Query Diagram view in Power BI Desktop.

    For show notes please visit www.bifocal.show

    • 35 min
    Episode 231 - Power BI July 2022 Feature Summary

    Episode 231 - Power BI July 2022 Feature Summary

    This is episode 231 recorded July 17th, 2022 where John & Jason go over the July 2022 Power BI updates which include Release Notes & Ideas Updates, Error Bars goes GA, Filled Map for Azure Maps visual, a new DAX function called NETWORKDAYS, and connect to Datamarts in preview.
    For show notes please visit www.bifocal.show

    • 37 min
    Episode 230 - Interview with Priya Sathy

    Episode 230 - Interview with Priya Sathy

    This is episode 230 recorded June 28th, 2022 where John & Jason talk to Priya Sathy, Group Program Manager in the Microsoft Intelligence Data Platform & the head of Product Management for Data Warehouse in Power BI, about the new datamarts feature in Power BI that is now in public preview.

    For show notes please visit www.bifocal.show

    • 30 min
    Episode 229 - Power BI June 2022 Feature Summary

    Episode 229 - Power BI June 2022 Feature Summary

    This is episode 229 recorded June 17th, 2022 where John & Jason go over the June 2022 Power BI updates which include Connect to Datamarts in preview, Power BI Data Story Telling updates, and announcing the Data Hub in Power BI.

    For show notes please visit www.bifocal.show

    • 32 min
    Episode 228 - Catching up on the Power BI news

    Episode 228 - Catching up on the Power BI news

    This is episode 228 recorded June 7th, 2022 where John & Jason review the Power BI news from the past several weeks including Analyze in Excel Workbooks are now saved to OneDrive, the new Known Issues page for Power BI, refresh with the Power BI REST API, and the new Formatted Tables feature in powerbi.com.

    For show notes please visit www.bifocal.show

    • 28 min
    Episode 227 - Interview with Treb Gatte about Power BI metrics

    Episode 227 - Interview with Treb Gatte about Power BI metrics

    This is episode 227 recorded May 27th, 2022 where John & Jason talk to Treb Gatte, CEO of Marquee Insights & Data Platform MVP, about the change from Power BI Goals to Power BI metrics and much more.

    For show notes please visit www.bifocal.show

    • 31 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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