Power BI homepage

User Groups Learning Tools Documentation Important Miscellaneous
Dataflows Best Practices Bloggers/YouTubers Performance Custom Visuals External Tools Artificial Intelligence Report v. Dashboard
PBI v. SSRS Visio Visualizer

Fall 2020 LogoPrevious Logo


Metaphor: the “wave” is the Power BI development team and the boat is any competitor of Power BI.
Remember, when Microsoft is “in it”, they’re in it to win it!

User Group Information

To find events and find user groups

To post questions, find gallery items and more…

List of some of the active USA and foreign Power BI user groups, such as

Check out Mark Walter’s blog (Story BI) post, “Links to some of the best Power BI resources the web has to offer” which lists mosts of the “must-know” Power BI resources. Our resource lists overlap a great deal.


Power BI Learning options

Power BI Certifications

My PBI bookmark file, as of July 2019, with about 400 of my *favorite* PBI links. Import this into your browser


Tabular Data Model Developer – Tools & References


Power BI is an Enigma, so What to Do? (a blog post from Matt Allington)

A few select Power BI Documentation references:


Other Important Power BI References

Dataflow – Video links and references


Third-Party Power BI Connectors from CData (quite an extensive list) $$$


Best Practices

Did I miss any good posts? Also, see the references in my “Documentation” section above.

Miscellaneous Power BI links and resources

Keyboard Shortcuts in Power BI Desktop (I have keyboard shortcut references for many other things, too)

Other Power BI and Data Bloggers / YouTubers to Follow

  • Chandeep Chhabra’s YouTube channel, Goodly
  • Data Goblins by Kurt Buhler (great cartoons and caricature, too)

References on Performance

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Features in Power BI

Power BI Smart Narrative by Scott Murray at MSSQLTips

What is the difference between a Power BI Report and a Dashboard?


PASS BI virtual chapter from Ginger Grant, “Power BI Practical Storytelling and Visualization Techniques” (a report makeover)


Custom visuals that seem especially useful to those in finance and accounting:


External Tools

Power BI v. Reporting Services, a few references…

Visio Data Visualizer


Screenshots: Using Power BI with WordPress and Google Analytics


In December 2020 I presented “Rapid BI Solutions with Power BI and Power Query” for GLUGnet. Thank you Sam Nasr and NIS Technologies for sponsoring and recording and editing the video.