In this blog, curated by SQLBI team, you will find news and insights about Power BI and custom visual development along with new components announcements.

Dashboard Design Rules

In June, we launched the Power BI Dashboard Design Course, a great video course with several helpful resources. One of the main interesting aspects of the course is its structure by rules. Yes, we know that rules are boring, but we also know that designing good and professional dashboards in Power BI is not so easy without discipline.

Introducing Dot Plot

Line Charts and Column Charts are the most popular visuals available in Power BI. We use them extensively in our reports and dashboards, but sometimes we use them wrong.

Introducing Power BI Dashboard Design Course by SQLBI

Nowadays, dashboards are everywhere. We use them to monitor our stocks, to see our store sales, to look at real-time visitors of our website, and for many other tasks. Dashboards are commonly included in many software and services that we use every day. Designing a dashboard is a simple job, after all. By using tools such as Power BI, you can easily arrange your data on the screen just by dragging visual elements, and then share them with colleagues or embed them online. The complex part is not related the technical aspect of the job, which is easy. The difficult part are the conceptual rules of a smart and effective design that make your dashboards easy to use and pretty to see.

Hosting Synoptic Panel maps on GitHub

As discussed in a previous post, Synoptic Panel can load maps in the two different ways: embedding local maps (static) or loading remote maps (URLs defined in the data model).

Introducing BETA Versions

Great news: Power BI custom visuals are now on the Office Store. What does it mean for you? Well, not so much. In fact, your reports will continue to display the latest approved versions of your preferred custom visuals, and will update them automatically.

Synoptic Panel v1.4.0 Changes

In the latest version of Synoptic Panel (v1.4.0) we made a lot of changes, here are the main differences with the previous version:

How to use Synoptic Panel

You have been waiting for months, and now it is out! Here is the new version of our popular custom visual for Power BI, Synoptic Panel by OKViz.

Introducing Candlestick v1.0

Candlestick by OKViz is a custom visual designed to present stock data, using a very specialized chart made of several candles.

Introducing Bullet Chart v2.1

Bullet Chart by OKViz is a popular custom visual for Power BI. It is used mainly for displaying single values along with their context information, as comparison values, targets, and performance states.

Introducing Card with States v1.3

Card with States by OKViz is the most popular custom visual for Power BI. Today, we are proud to introduce a new, great version.