Episode 168: The Power BI Developer Experience with Josh Caplan
In this episode Chris Risner and Haishi Bai are joined by Josh Caplan, a Program Manager on the Power BI team. Josh walks us through the redesigned Power BI service and dashboard system. He starts by demonstrating how easy it is to pull data into Power BI by demonstrating a GitHub repository and the dashboard metrics you're able to see for commits, pull requests, merges, and much more. Josh primarily focuses on the new APIs for sending data in real time to Power BI which enables your dashboards to be showing real time data charts. Josh demonstrates a voting application where a user goes to a website and makes a vote (either yes or no). Using the real time APIs, the website then logs that vote to Power BI whose dashboard is updated on the fly.
Links from the show:
- Power BI Landing page
- Power BI Sign Up page
- Power BI Samples and Extensions on GitHub
- Power BI Blog
- Power BI Dev Info