Power BI – January 2018

Power BI January 2018 version, released on: 8th of January – 2.54.4970.761 18th of January – 2.54.4970.961 Here’s the complete list of January features: Reporting Show and hide pages Control data label background color for Cartesian and maps visuals Increase area used for axis labels in charts Bar/column padding control Show dates as a hierarchy … Read morePower BI – January 2018

Power BI – December 2017

Power BI December 2017 version, released on 11th of December. Here’s the complete list of December features: Reporting Q&A for report creation (preview) Cross-highlighting for bookmarks More bookmark flexibility Field properties pane and field descriptions Scatter visual from x- & y-axis groupings High density sampling for maps based on latitude and longitude Responsive slicers New … Read morePower BI – December 2017

Power BI previous versions – All Languages

In the last couple of months, I had a couple of requests about Power BI previous version for all languages. From December 2017, I started keeping Power BI versions for all languages available on Microsoft website. November 2018 October 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 April 2018 March 2018 February … Read morePower BI previous versions – All Languages

Deployment failure with Azure Analysis Services

Today when I was deploying an Azure Analysis Services in Australia Southeast region, I got the error below. STATUS: Conflict PROVISIONING STATE: Failed TYPE: Microsoft.AnalysisServices/servers System.Fabric.FabricTransientException: The operation failed because the service is currently offline. I tried to deploy AS in another Azure region (WEST US), which was completed successfully. After that, I realized the issue … Read moreDeployment failure with Azure Analysis Services

3 Seconds of Fame & Experience at PASS Summit 2017

This year was my second year at PASS Summit and I can summarize these five days as inspiring, connecting, sharing and learning. I have been interviewed by PASS TV, where I had my 3 seconds of fame 😊 and it was a great experience to talk about this event. If you have a chance to … Read more3 Seconds of Fame & Experience at PASS Summit 2017

Exam 70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions

In this post, I would like to share my experience on how to study to Microsoft Exam 70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions. This exam will test your knowledge on Azure HDInsight, Data Lake Analytics, Azure Data Factory, Azure Machine Learning, Azure IoT, Azure Event Hub, Azure Stream Analytics and Azure SQL Database. … Read moreExam 70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions

SQL Server Row-Level Security (RLS)

In this post, I will explain how to setup and use SQL Server Row-Level Security (RLS). RLS is available from SQL Server 2016 and also on Azure SQL database. RLS is used to control access to rows (records) in your database table, restricting employees to ONLY access rows related to their department, region or any … Read moreSQL Server Row-Level Security (RLS)

Azure SQL Database cross-database queries

In Azure SQL Database, you need to use Elastic Queries to run a query that access data from other databases, which is called cross-database queries. You probably have done it in SQL Server on-premises or IaaS, where you access tables from other databases by typing <database name>.<schema name>.<table name>. In this post, I will show … Read moreAzure SQL Database cross-database queries

Checking Queries Performance on Azure SQL Database (DMVs)

In this post, I will share a couple of important queries that I am using to check performance on Azure SQL Database. Show locking information: SELECT  t1.resource_type,  t1.resource_database_id,  t1.resource_associated_entity_id,  t1.request_mode,  t1.request_session_id,  t2.blocking_session_id FROM sys.dm_tran_locks as t1 INNER JOIN sys.dm_os_waiting_tasks as t2 ON t1.lock_owner_address = t2.resource_address; For further details read: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/relational-databases/system-dynamic-management-views/sys-dm-tran-locks-transact-sql Show Top 5 worst performance … Read moreChecking Queries Performance on Azure SQL Database (DMVs)