John White of from the tyGraph team and Jason Himmelstein host the weekly podcast BIFocal which focuses on all things related to Power BI – news interviews and more.

  • Episode 170: Deeper Dive into recent Power BI news
    This is episode 170 recorded on November 13th, 2020 where John & Jason talk about Anomaly Detection, the Visual Data Prep public previews, and what’s new in Power Query & […] The post Episode 170: Deeper Dive into recent Power BI news appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-12-01
  • Episode 169: Power BI November 2020 Feature Summary
    This is episode 169 recorded on November 13th, 2020 where John & Jason talk about the Power BI November 2020 Feature Summary including the New Field List & Model view […] The post Episode 169: Power BI November 2020 Feature Summary appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-24
  • Episode 168: Premium per User is here! Premium per User is here (in preview)!
    This is episode 168 recorded on November 13, 2020 where John & Jason talk about the public availability of the new Power BI premium per user license, as well as […] The post Episode 168: Premium per User is here! Premium per User is here (in preview)! appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-18
  • Episode 167 – What election? Let’s talk about Power BI News
    This is episode 167 recorded on November 6, 2020 where John & Jason talk about the election… and then Power BI News. We promise we really do. Topics like Updates […] The post Episode 167 – What election? Let’s talk about Power BI News appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-09
  • Episode 166: Power BI October 2020 Update – Part 2
    This is episode 166 recorded on October 30, 2020 where John & Jason start talking about the October 2020 Power BI update, again, including updates to the mobile experience, a […] The post Episode 166: Power BI October 2020 Update – Part 2 appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-02
  • Episode 165: Power BI October Update Part 1
    This is episode 165 recorded on October 23, 2020 where John & Jason start talking about the October 2020 Power BI update – things  like dynamic M queries and new SharePoint […] The post Episode 165: Power BI October Update Part 1 appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-27
  • Episode 164: A Fall Cornucopia
    This is episode 164 recorded on October 16, 2020 where John & Jason talk about some recent news, the new Power BI app for Teams, alternative productivity tools, and Jason’s […] The post Episode 164: A Fall Cornucopia appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-20
  • Episode 163 – Blame Excel!
    This is episode 163 recorded on October 09, 2020 where John & Jason talk about how not to use Excel properly (listen up UK government..) and the role of Excel […] The post Episode 163 – Blame Excel! appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-13
  • Episode 162: Power BI September 2020 Feature Summary
    This is episode 162 recorded on October 2, 2020 where John & Jason talk about a few changes to the  monthly update announcements and go through the announcement for September. […] The post Episode 162: Power BI September 2020 Feature Summary appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-06
  • Episode 161: Chris Finlan on Premium per User, Premium Gen-2 and More
    This is episode 161 recorded on September 25th, 2020 where John & Jason talk with Chris Finlan, Principal Program Manager for Power BI at Microsoft, about the news from Microsoft […] The post Episode 161: Chris Finlan on Premium per User, Premium Gen-2 and More appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-28
  • Episode 160: Microsoft Ignite Recap with those Guy in a Cube guys
    This is episode 159 recorded on September 11th, 2020 where John & Jason catch up on the Power BI News from the past few weeks and share insights about Microsoft […] The post Episode 160: Microsoft Ignite Recap with those Guy in a Cube guys appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-25
  • Episode 159 – Power BI News and Microsoft Ignite 2020
    This is episode 159 recorded on September 11th, 2020 where John & Jason catch up on the Power BI News from the past few weeks and share insights about Microsoft […] The post Episode 159 – Power BI News and Microsoft Ignite 2020 appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-15
  • Episode 158 – Catching up with the summer Power BI News
    This is episode 158 recorded on August 28th, 2020 where John & Jason catch up on the Power BI News from the past few weeks including re-imagined headers and navigation […] The post Episode 158 – Catching up with the summer Power BI News appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-04
  • Episode 157: Interview with Mike Carlo & Seth Bauer
    This is episode 157 recorded on August 21st, 2020 where John & Jason talk to Microsoft MVPs Mike Carlo & Seth Bauer, from PowerBI.tips, about their new tool Business Ops […] The post Episode 157: Interview with Mike Carlo & Seth Bauer appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-08-24
  • Episode 156 – August 2020 Power BI Desktop Update
    This is episode 156 recorded on August 14th, 2020 where John & Jason talk about the August 2020 Power BI Desktop Update including dynamic formatting support to more visuals, Direct […] The post Episode 156 – August 2020 Power BI Desktop Update appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-08-24
  • Episode 155 – Happy Anniversary!
    This is episode 155, our 3rd anniversary episode, recorded on August 7th, 2020 where John & Jason talk about updates to Microsoft Teams,  the new Microsoft Ignite dates, some announcements […] The post Episode 155 – Happy Anniversary! appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-08-10
  • Episode 154: July 2020 Power BI Desktop Update
    This is episode 154 recorded on July 22nd, 2020 where John & Jason talk about the July 2020 Power BI Desktop Update including Gradient Legend, Azure Maps Visuals, and the […] The post Episode 154: July 2020 Power BI Desktop Update appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-07-29
  • Episode 153: 2020 Release Wave 2 Plan for the Power BI Service review
    This is episode 153 recorded on July 9th, 2020 where John & Jason talk about the newly released Microsoft Power Platform: 2020 release wave 2 plan for Power BI Mobile […] The post Episode 153: 2020 Release Wave 2 Plan for the Power BI Service review appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-07-19
  • Episode 152: 2020 Release Wave 2 Plan for the Power BI Desktop review
    This is episode 152 recorded on July 9th, 2020 where John & Jason talk about the newly released Microsoft Power Platform: 2020 release wave 2 plan for Power BI Desktop. […] The post Episode 152: 2020 Release Wave 2 Plan for the Power BI Desktop review appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-07-19
  • Episode 151: Visuals, Apps, Licensing and Picks
    This is episode 151 recorded on June 25, 2020 where John & Jason talk about changes to some  formerly useful custom visuals, Power BI Report Server licensing change, and a […] The post Episode 151: Visuals, Apps, Licensing and Picks appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-06-29
  • Episode 150: June Power BI Desktop Update
    This is episode 150, our sesquicentennial episode, recorded on June 17, 2020 where John & Jason talk about the June 2020 Power BI Desktop Update including Enhancements to mobile layout […] The post Episode 150: June Power BI Desktop Update appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-06-22
  • Episode 149: Creating Data Driven Subscriptions for Power BI Reports
    This is episode 149 recorded on June 10, 2020 where John & Jason discuss John’s latest blog post about Creating Data Driven Subscriptions for Power BI Reports, some Power Apps […] The post Episode 149: Creating Data Driven Subscriptions for Power BI Reports appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-06-15
  • Episode 148 : May 2020 News Recap
    This is episode 148 recorded on June 4, 2020 where John & Jason talk about the rest of the news from May 2020 including Power BI Report Server May 2020 […] The post Episode 148 : May 2020 News Recap appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-06-09
  • Episode 147: Interview with Will Thompson
    This is episode 147 recorded on May 28, 2020 where John & Jason talk to Will Thompson, Group Program Manager for Power BI Creation Experiences  about his vision, The future […] The post Episode 147: Interview with Will Thompson appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-06-01
  • Episode 146 – May 2020 Power BI Desktop Update
    This is episode 146 recorded on May 21, 2020 where John & Jason talk about the May 2020 Power BI Desktop Update including Curate featured tables for Excel coming to […] The post Episode 146 – May 2020 Power BI Desktop Update appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-05-26
  • Episode 145 – April 2020 Power BI Desktop Update
    This is episode 145 recorded on May 15, 2020 where John & Jason talk about the April 2020 Power BI Desktop Update including being able to Personalize visuals (in preview), […] The post Episode 145 – April 2020 Power BI Desktop Update appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-05-20
  • Episode 144 – MBAS 2020 Recap
    This is episode 144 recorded on May 7, 2020 where John & Jason recap announcements made during the Microsoft Business Applications Summit like connecting to multiple models in a single […] The post Episode 144 – MBAS 2020 Recap appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-05-11
  • Episode 143 – May the 4th Be With You
    This is episode 143 recorded on May 4, 2020 where John & Jason talk about Microsoft Business Applications Summit, the delay of the April Desktop, subreports now being available in […] The post Episode 143 – May the 4th Be With You appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-05-05
  • Episode 142 – April Power BI News Updates
    This is episode 142 recorded on April 16th, 2020 where John & Jason go over the Power BI News of the day, including the new workspace look and feel, improvements […] The post Episode 142 – April Power BI News Updates appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-04-21
  • Episode 141 – C’mon get Appy
    This is episode 141 recorded on April 10th, 2020 where John & Jason talk in depth about Power BI Apps, Power BI Template Apps, discuss the announcement about Power BI […] The post Episode 141 – C’mon get Appy appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-04-13
  • Episode 140 – Exploring Azure Data Explorer
    This is episode 140 recorded on April 3rd, 2020 where John & Jason talk about Azure Data Explorer, formerly known as Kusto, discuss some of the COVID data out in […] The post Episode 140 – Exploring Azure Data Explorer appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-04-06
  • Episode 139 – Talk about COVID-19 data with Rob Foster
    This is episode 139 recorded on March 26th, 2020 where John & Jason talk to Rob Foster, Senior Manager at Deloitte & Office Apps and Services MVP, about his video […] The post Episode 139 – Talk about COVID-19 data with Rob Foster appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-03-27
  • Episode 138 – March 2020 Power BI Desktop Update
    This is episode 138 recorded on March 16th, 2020 where John & Jason talk about the March 2020 Power BI Desktop Update including New action types for buttons, Multi-column sort […] The post Episode 138 – March 2020 Power BI Desktop Update appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-03-20
  • Episode 137 – Going Viral
    This is episode 137 recorded on March 2nd, 2020 where John & Jason talk about trouble with Calculation groups, the new Power BI tab in Microsoft Teams, and Power BI […] The post Episode 137 – Going Viral appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-03-06
  • Episode 136 – February 2020 Power BI Desktop Update
    This is episode 136 recorded on February 18th, 2020 where John & Jason talk about the February 2020 Power BI Desktop Update including incremental refresh going GA & available for […] The post Episode 136 – February 2020 Power BI Desktop Update appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-02-20
  • Episode 135 – Early February Catch Up
    This is episode 135 recorded on February 5th, 2020 where John & Jason catch up on some news including the Publish to Web default is changing, improved report usage metrics […] The post Episode 135 – Early February Catch Up appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-02-10
  • Episode 134: 2020 Foresight
    This is episode 134 recorded on January 28th, 2020 where John & Jason walk through the Power Platform 2020 Release Wave 1 Plan in excruciating detail. Show Notes Power Platform: […] The post Episode 134: 2020 Foresight appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-02-03
  • Episode 133 – Get started with Power BI & Treb Gatte
    This is episode 133 recorded on January 24th, 2020 where John & Jason talk to Treb Gatte, CEO of Marquee Insights & Data Platform MVP, about getstartedwithpowerbi.com, the Microsoft Ignite […] The post Episode 133 – Get started with Power BI & Treb Gatte appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-01-27
  • Episode 132 – Welcome Back
    This is episode 132 recorded on January 16th, 2020 where John & Jason talk about some updates in Jason’s world, discuss the Microsoft Ignite World Tour, and cover the latest […] The post Episode 132 – Welcome Back appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-01-20
  • Episode 131: Hindsight for 2020
    This is episode 131 recorded on January 2nd, 2020 where John & Jason cover the news, review their predictions for 2019, and make predictions for 2020. Show Notes Introducing the […] The post Episode 131: Hindsight for 2020 appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-01-06
  • Episode 130 – The final version of Power BI Desktop. This Year.
    This is episode 130 recorded on December 20, 2019 where John & Jason walk through the latest version of Power BI Desktop, which includes a theme editor, data URLs, and […] The post Episode 130 – The final version of Power BI Desktop. This Year. appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-12-23
  • Episode 129 – Live from SharePoint Fest Chicago 2019
    This is episode 129 recorded live at SharePoint Fest Chicago on December 11, 2019 where John & Jason cover off a few recent Power BI news items, and highlight some […] The post Episode 129 – Live from SharePoint Fest Chicago 2019 appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-12-18
  • Episode 128 – Interview with Dona Sarkar at Microsoft Ignite
    This is episode 128 recorded live at Microsoft Ignite on November 5th, 2019 where John & Jason talk to Dona Sarkar, Principal Advocate for the Microsoft Power Platform about her […] The post Episode 128 – Interview with Dona Sarkar at Microsoft Ignite appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-11-27
  • Episode 127 – November 2019 Power BI Desktop
    This is episode 127 recorded on November 14th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about the November Power BI Desktop features including the new Power BI Desktop Ribbon, Decomposition Tree, […] The post Episode 127 – November 2019 Power BI Desktop appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-11-20
  • Episode 126 – Ignite Wrap Up and Unconference Outcomes
    This is episode 126 recorded on November 8th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about Microsoft Ignite, the announcements, the demos, and what recommendations came out of the working groups […] The post Episode 126 – Ignite Wrap Up and Unconference Outcomes appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-11-15
  • Episode 125 – Microsoft Ignite Round up with Adam Saxton
    This is episode 125 recorded live at Microsoft Ignite on November 8th, 2019 where John & Jason interview Adam Saxton, Microsoft’s “Guy in a Cube”, about the Power BI community, […] The post Episode 125 – Microsoft Ignite Round up with Adam Saxton appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-11-11
  • Episode 124 – At Microsoft Ignite with Arun Ulag
    This is episode 124 recorded live at Microsoft Ignite on November 4th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about some new blogs posts from John and interview Arun Ulag, General […] The post Episode 124 – At Microsoft Ignite with Arun Ulag appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-11-07
  • Episode 123 – Microsoft Ignite “Know before you go” with Anna Chu
    This is episode 123 recorded on October 31st, 2019 where John & Jason talk to Anna Chu about Microsoft Ignite. She shares information about the upcoming event including lots of […] The post Episode 123 – Microsoft Ignite “Know before you go” with Anna Chu appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-10-31
  • Episode 122 – October 2019 news roundup
    This is episode 122 recorded on October 29th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about the October Power BI news including refreshing your Power BI dataset using Microsoft Flow, general […] The post Episode 122 – October 2019 news roundup appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-10-30
  • Episode 121 – October 2019 Power BI Desktop Update & News
    This is episode 121 recorded on October 15th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about the October Power BI Desktop features including Automatic page refresh for Direct Query, the new […] The post Episode 121 – October 2019 Power BI Desktop Update & News appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-10-17
  • Episode 120 – October 2019 News Roundup
    This is episode 120 recorded on October 2nd, 2019 where John & Jason talk about the Microsoft Ignite schedule builder and a whole bunch of news items from the last […] The post Episode 120 – October 2019 News Roundup appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-10-07
  • Episode 119 – Power Platform 2019 Roadmap Wave 2 Plan
    This is episode 119 recorded on September 27th, 2019 where John & Jason talk through the Microsoft Power Platform 2019 Release Wave 2 Plan and highlight the important Power BI […] The post Episode 119 – Power Platform 2019 Roadmap Wave 2 Plan appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-10-03
  • Episode 118 – September 2019 Power BI Desktop Update
    This is episode 118 recorded on September 19th, 2019 where John & Jason walk through the September 2019 Power BI Desktop update, and highlight some important user voice picks. Show […] The post Episode 118 – September 2019 Power BI Desktop Update appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-09-30
  • Episode 117 – Interview with Chris Webb
    This is episode 117 recorded on September 5th, 2019 where John & Jason talk to Chris Webb, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft on the Power BI CAT Team, about Power […] The post Episode 117 – Interview with Chris Webb appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-09-18
  • Episode 116 – Interview with Marco Russo
    This is episode 116 recorded on September 5th, 2019 where John & Jason talk to Marco Russo about Analysis in general, community efforts, and his new book, The Definitive Guide […] The post Episode 116 – Interview with Marco Russo appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-09-09
  • Episode 115 – August 2019 Power BI Desktop Update and News
    This is episode 115 recorded on August 29th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about the latest News, Ignite update & the August Power BI Desktop news including Grouping visuals, […] The post Episode 115 – August 2019 Power BI Desktop Update and News appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-09-09
  • Episode 114 – Live from SharePoint Fest Seattle with Chris Finlan
    This is episode 114 recorded on August 21st, 2019 where John & Jason talk to Chris Finlan, Principal Program Manager for Power BI, about his experience at SPFest, whats new […] The post Episode 114 – Live from SharePoint Fest Seattle with Chris Finlan appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-08-26
  • Episode 113 – Summer News Round-Up
    This is episode 113 recorded on August 14st, 2019 where John & Jason recap all the news that fit to hear from Summer 2019 like Sending refresh notifications to others, […] The post Episode 113 – Summer News Round-Up appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-08-16
  • Episode 112 – Changing the Laws of Physics with Christian Wade
    This is episode 112 recorded on August 7st, 2019 where John & Jason talk to Christian Wade, Senior Program Manager for Analysis Services at Microsoft, about Power BI in the […] The post Episode 112 – Changing the Laws of Physics with Christian Wade appeared first on BIFocal Podcast.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-08-09