Record Specific Power BI Reports in Dynamics 365 (only one click away)

I recently returned from a trip where I traveled around Europe teaching Business Intelligence and Power BI for Dynamics 365 and finished it off with a number of presentations at eXtreme365 in Lisbon. First of all, a huge thank you to all the people who attended my sessions and all the great questions that followed. … Continue reading Record Specific Power BI Reports in Dynamics 365 (only one click away)

Prefilter data for Power BI with OData URLs

When you connect Power BI to Dynamics 365, it pulls all the records from the entities that you have selected. That is generally a good thing, but there are situations where that is very inconvenient. Maybe you are dealing with large datasets, or you need to filter what records are available for security purposes. If … Continue reading Prefilter data for Power BI with OData URLs

Setup the Data Export Service with a Power BI Solution Template

The Data Export Service is a new and exciting service from Microsoft. It is usually referred to in the context of creating SQL based reports on Dynamics 365 data. However, it is lot more than that and can definitely be leveraged for Power BI as well. I will explore that in this blog post and … Continue reading Setup the Data Export Service with a Power BI Solution Template

Power BI and mixed Team/User Ownership in Dynamics 365

In Dynamics 365 it is easy to assign cases, opportunities, etc. to a Team. This is a very convenient feature and when working with the built-in charts and dashboards, all the charts nicely puts either the team or user name on the legend, depending on what type the owner happens to be. However, Power BI … Continue reading Power BI and mixed Team/User Ownership in Dynamics 365

Time to expand the scope of the CRM Chart Guy blog

Dynamics 365 has now arrived, and as any other update to the Dynamics CRM/365 product for the past five years, it pretty much contained zero updates to the built-in charting engine. The good news there is that all of my blog posts from the past five years are still valid and I won’t have to … Continue reading Time to expand the scope of the CRM Chart Guy blog

Crowdsourcing the ultimate Sales Dashboard for Dynamics 365/CRM

When setting up a new Dynamics 365/CRM trial a few standard dashboards are included. However, I feel they lack something, and those who follow me on Twitter know I occasionally like to make fun of particularly the funnel chart. So here's a hopefully improved version, that you can use, either in your organization or simply … Continue reading Crowdsourcing the ultimate Sales Dashboard for Dynamics 365/CRM

Custom Date Formats in Charts in MS Dynamics CRM

I get a lot of questions on how to change the date format on the labels. A common one is changing the week grouping from “Week 35 of 2016” to “Week of Aug 29.” Coming from Europe, I think week numbers are an awesome way of keeping track of the weeks, but like the metric … Continue reading Custom Date Formats in Charts in MS Dynamics CRM