Author Archives: Rob P

New Blog Site

I’m moving to a new blog site, all new content will be at I will be leaving this site up for now once I do take it down you will be able to get all of the current content … Continue reading

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Power BI Designer Preview

In December Microsoft released a preview version of the new Power BI Designer they are building. This new tool will make it easier to get data into a report. You can see this improvement already in the preview here is … Continue reading

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Power BI – Creating a Data Source

In the last blog post in this series I covered how to install the Power BI – Data Management Gateway, now that you have the gateway setup we are ready to create a data source. From the Power BI admin … Continue reading

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Enum Builder – Version

Last month I published a new version of Enum Builder to the TechNet Gallery. The latest version only addressed a few bugs, the main bug was the accessibility property was being set to Private, this has been corrected and now … Continue reading

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Power BI – Data Management Gateway Installation

You can download the Data Management Gateway here or when you create your gateway in the Power BI admin center. Version 1.2.5303.1 was release in July 2014 added support for: · scheduled data refresh for Power Query data connections with … Continue reading

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SMA and Powershell Workflow Reserved Words

While troubleshooting a runbook in SMA, I found a reserved word that to my knowledge is not documented anywhere currently. You cannot use $class as a variable in PowerShell workflow or SMA unless in an inlinescript block This was the … Continue reading

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Windows Technical Preview–Switch between the Start Menu or Start Screen

If you want to switch between the Start Menu or the Start Screen in Window Technical Preview you can right click on the taskbar and click properties, then click on the Start Menu tab. If you are running a tablet … Continue reading

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