Issue 70: 4th August 2020
Absolutely no official updates to share with you this week, other than the fact that DAX Studio 2.12.1 has been released (which many of you now using the External Tools feature in Desktop might be interested in). Despite the lack of announcements, this week's newsletter is jam-packed full of content. Here's a few highlighted articles: Mark Walter has described how to Replace full records based on partial strings in Power Query, Gil Raviv has written about Weekly-Based Time Intelligence, Aveek Das has described Working with Power BI Data Models in Visual Studio Code and Amit Chandak has explained how to Display a Label Only on the Last Data Point of the Line Visual for a Trend.
Issue 69: 28th July 2020
If React is part of your toolkit, then you're in luck this week - there's a new Power BI component for React to more easily embed your reports into React applications. The other couple of updates this week regard the new On-premises data gateway July 2020 update in which there's been added support for OAuth authentication via the gateway, and then there's the Power BI Service and Mobile May and June 2020 feature summary rounding up the last couple of months' worth of updates.
Issue 68: 21st July 2020
Some very exciting announcements this week. As part of the Power BI Desktop July 2020 Feature Summary, we've been told about the new (preview) external tools in Power BI Desktop, allowing you to launch your favourite tools right from within the application. Are you wondering why some of the tools aren't showing? Adam Saxton goes through how to fix that. Elsewhere, we've been told that the Azure Maps Power BI visual now in preview, including bubble layers, 3D bar chart layers, amongst other cool features. Finally, the Power BI team is saying Thank You for 5 Years as Power BI reaches its fifth official anniversary. I'm sure you'll all join me in thanking the Power BI team for building such a wonderful product thus far, and wishing them the best for the next five years!
Issue 67: 15th July 2020
The Power BI 2020 release wave 2 notes have surfaced in the last week. Lots of exciting features are in the pipeline, including a Small Multiples visual, Power BI Dataflows & ADLS g2 integration at the workspace level, and DirectQuery over Power BI and Azure Analysis Services (which is the new "Enterprise semantic modeling" feature that Christian Wade demoed at MBAS a couple of months ago). But there are many more than that - please do check it out.