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BI BI Baby, Baby Good BI


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A presentation about some of the newer storytelling and data visualisation features in Power BI.

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BI BI Baby, Baby Good BI

  1. 1. BI, BI, Baby Baby Good BI! A look at some of the new data visualization and storytelling features in Power BI with apologies to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  2. 2. Who has two thumbs and is underprepared? This guy! James McGillivray @JamesMcG_MSBI thejimmyrsa
  3. 3. Storytelling with Power BI From data, to information, and beyond. Bookmarks Navigation and More Other Navigation Advanced Display Drill Through Linking Reports Tooltips Enhance Data Points
  4. 4. Bookmarks“There’s no place like home.” – Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz) Photo from Pexels
  5. 5. Uses of Bookmarks An app like experience Control Navigation Give users a simple interface to switch between report views Reset Filters It’s not always simple to identify all filters that are currently applied. Allow users to return to an unfiltered state. Create Story Points As you explore the data and find interesting data, you can store it for future reference. Take the user on a journey By using the default Bookmark progression, you can link story points and lead the user to a better understanding of their information.
  6. 6. Use of Bookmarks Once upon a time… DEMO
  7. 7. Other Navigation Features “One thing modeling taught me is that the spotlight can change everything. – Liya Kebede Photo by Jay Dantinne on Unsplash
  8. 8. Other Navigation Features Control, Focus, Push…. It’s like a bad corporate slogan. Selection Pane Show or hide various objects on the report canvas Spotlight Focus on a specific object, fade everything else. Buttons Move through the reports without using the bookmarks pane.
  9. 9. Other Navigation Features Forward. Forward. GRAB! DEMO
  10. 10. Drill Through“When something really grabs me, I dive into it.” - Kiesa Photo by Talia Cohen on Unsplash
  11. 11. Tooltip Photo by Michael Liao on Unsplash “He who would search for pearls must dive below.” – John Dryden
  12. 12. Enhanced Data Views The devil is in the detail Navigate Actually move to the new report and interact with it. Drill Through Predefined detail report based on selection. Tooltip Predefined detail report based on selection. Highlight Stay on the report and just enhance data points.
  13. 13. Drill Through To boldly go… DEMO
  14. 14. Questions Photo by Chris Liverani on Unsplash “He who would search for pearls must dive below.” – John Dryden
  15. 15. Who has two thumbs and is done? This guy! James McGillivray @JamesMcG_MSBI thejimmyrsa