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Aug 02
Using your Power BI Pro license from your MSDN Subscription

   

Recently I was asked about how to use the Power BI Pro license that comes with your MSDN subscription. I didn't even know that my MSDN subscription came with one!

So, challenge accepted. I went clicking about and found the icon that holds the link to Activate my Power BI Pro license.

Be warned, if you don't see the Power BI Pro icon, it could mean one of two things. One, you might just need to scroll horizontally. My Power BI Pro Icon was not one of the first six icons and I had to scroll right using the right arrow to move the icons left and see the Power BI Pro icon. The other thing that could be happening is that maybe Power BI Pro is NOT included with your particular MSDN subscription. Two of mine (I have three) did not have the Power BI Pro icon, both my MPN subscription and my Dev Essentials subscription did not have it. I'm not sure if that's correct for my MPN subscription, but it's not there.

In any event, since I did have it in my MCT MSDN subscription, I was able to click on the "Activate" link and go to the Create a New Subscription page. Unfortunately, I didn't grab the screenshot, so, to closely approximate what you will see, here's a screenshot of me adding a Office 365 Pro trial subscription. It's basically the same screen, but with a different logo in the upper left corner.

   

   

If you get this screen instead, it probably means you've already activated this subscription.

   

   

Now, instead of pushing through and signing up for a new Power BI Pro account and new Office 365 account, I wanted to add this Power BI Pro subscription to my exisiting Office 365 account, so I clicked "Sign In" next to "Want to add this to an existing subscription?" Since I'm my company's Office 365 Admin, I can do that. If, however, you are not your company's Office 365 Admin, but you still want to add this Power BI Pro subscription to your company's Office 365 tenant, fear not, you can! Simply code the offer code in the URL and send that to your company's O365 Admin, so that they can complete the activation process. Here's the link I used:

It's a lot, I know. But it's unique and once used, can't be used again. (I tried).

One the Office 365 Admin uses this link/code, after signing in, they will get a screen like so:

Clicking "Try Now" gets them a step closer.

Finally, if they look under their subscriptions, they'll now see the newly added Power BI Pro account.

NOTE: One step I skipped was the payment step. During that step, you can select credit card or wire transfer. As you can see from above, I selected wire transfer, because, even though adding this Power BI Pro subscription doesn't have a cost associated with it, I wanted to make sure nothing got charged to any credit card…accidentally like.

Hope this helps with anyone struggling to find and add their MSDN subscription provided Power BI Pro license!

Jul 28
Free beta exams!

Two BETA exams now available.
778: Data Visualization with PowerBI http://bit.ly/2uFv4vu
779: Data Visualization with Excel http://bit.ly/2uFXLbJ

Sep 10
​Live Training Courses in Data

Live Training Courses in Data

O'Reilly's Live Training offers intensive, hands-on courses on current critical data topics--covering everything from SQL fundamentals to distributed computing with Spark; geo-located data to building data pipelines.

These live, online courses are led by instructors from O'Reilly's unparalleled network of tech innovators and expert practitioners.
http://www.oreilly.com/pub/cpc/29975

Sep 01
HTML Samples

​Check out these HTML Samples!

HTMLVodnikEdition1.zip

May 30
SharePoint List Adapters for SharePoint Online!
May 20
Slides from the SharePoint Talk - A Look at What's Change and Future
May 18
Deprecations links mentioned at our SP 2013 talk

​Here's some of the links I mentioned to get SP 2010 deprecated features back in SP 2013. Enjoy!

List of Deprecated Features in SP 2013

Getting Status Indicators/KPIs back

Site template for Group Calendar <coming soon>

Site template for DataSheet View <coming soon>

URL for creating a Slide Library:

http://yourserver/sites/yoursite/_layouts/15/slnew.aspx?FeatureId={0be49fe9-9bc9-409d-abf9-702753bd878d}&ListTemplate=2100


May 17
Code to recreate the Chart Web Part in SP 2013

​Here's the code ChartPart.webpartyou need to recreate the Chart Web Part in SP 2013.

​Upload this .webpart file to your Web Parts and voila! The Chart Web Part is back.

 

 

Sep 26
SharePoint Links discussed in Class 20488B in Hunt Valley

​Hey Guys and Gals!

Here's some of the links we mentioned during last weeks class.

Enjoy!

Microsoft's Link for Downloading Class Code Exampleshttps://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/companion-moc.aspx
​Napa (Visual Studio in browser)https://www.napacloudapp.com/
​SharePoint Saturdayhttp://spsevents.org
​Philly.NET Code Camphttp://phillydotnet.org/camp/
​SQL Saturday
http://www.sqlsaturday.com
​Microsoft Azure new Portal (with the Create New SharePoint Farm wizard)https://portal.azure.com/
​SharePoint Maturity Modelhttp://www.sharepointmaturity.com
​CAML Toolhttp://www.u2u.be/Software
​ULS Viewer (from Microsoft, the good one)http://sharepointlogviewer.codeplex.com/
​Connection Strings Reference
http://www.connectionstrings.com

 




Jul 29
Microsoft Videos for prepping for Exam 77-419 - SharePoint 2013 Site Owner

Create and manage a blog to share informationhttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/redir/RZ102888225.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA104030990
Create and set up a listhttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/redir/RZ102890086.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA104030990
Customize your public websitehttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/redir/RZ103451668.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA104030990
Follow contenthttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/redir/RZ102889711.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA104030990
Introduction to document librarieshttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/redir/RZ102890344.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA104030990
Post to the newsfeedhttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/redir/RZ102889848.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA104030990
Share documentshttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/redir/RZ102889737.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA104030990
Start using a listhttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/redir/RZ102890065.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA104030990
Sync libraries using SkyDrive Prohttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/redir/RZ102889909.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA104030990
Update profile and privacy settingshttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/redir/RZ102886566.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA104030990
Create and customize pages on your public websitehttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/redir/RZ103998769.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA104030990
Organize and configure a SharePoint libraryhttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/redir/RZ102890350.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA104030990
Post to a team site feedhttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/redir/RZ102889900.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA104030990
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