Introduction to Developing Power BI Visuals
This course is for makers who want to learn how to use code to develop their own visuals for Power BI, using the visual Software Development Kit (SDK). We will do this by introducing you to the tooling that Microsoft provide for you to support your vision, spending some time understanding how custom visuals interact with Power BI and understanding some of the limits of the sandbox we get to play in.
We will build on this knowledge to ideate a simple visual of our own, write code to develop this and learn how we can distribute our visual so that other people can use it in their own reports. Because of the sheer wealth of possibilities on offer for developing a visual, we will also dedicate part of wrapping-up the course to how you can “think in Power BI visuals” when it comes to assessing whether a popular framework might be a good fit for your project.
Length: 6 Hours and 25 Minutes
During his 17 year career across the UK and New Zealand, Daniel has been helping drive enterprise-wide solutions through process and software engineering; predominantly through Business Intelligence (BI), data visualisation and software integration. He is extremely passionate about the Microsoft BI stack, specifically Power BI, and has been delivering Power BI solutions since 2014. He regularly presents and blogs on a variety of Power BI subjects and is a contributor of custom visuals to the Power BI Marketplace. Daniel aims to empower people with the knowledge and tools to make their workdays easier by using software and/or common sense to eliminate the tedious bits. He enjoys sharing the knowledge he has gained with anyone that has the inspiration and desire to learn these skills for themselves.