Issue 209: 31st May 2023
If you haven't heard, Microsoft Fabric has been announced, an "end-to-end, unified analytics platform that brings together all the data and analytics tools that organizations need". There has been a swathe of official and community content, as you can imagine. Of course, there's the official Microsoft Fabric announcement blog which is a great place to start, but possibly a better summary for those of you that care mainly about the impact on Power BI is the Introducing Microsoft Fabric and Copilot in Microsoft Power BI article on the official Power BI blog, which includes references to the Copilot in Power BI Overview and Copilot in Power BI Demo videos. Christian Wade has also joined Reid giving a Power BI-framed overview of Microsoft Fabric on the Empower BI Professionals to Do More Using Microsoft Fabric stream, which is well worth a watch.
Issue 208: 23rd May 2023
This is your final reminder to register for the Microsoft Build conference, whose opening keynote kicks off at 9AM PDT (I'll leave you to calculate what time that is in your timezone!) I suggest you tune into this keynote, and then (if you're still awake) join Arun, Amir, Justyna and Patrick's keynote session Analytics in the Age of AI at 4PM PDT. You're not going to want to miss that one. We'll be talking about these exciting Build announcements on the endjin blog and endjin YouTube channel over the coming days, so stay tuned!
Issue 207: 16th May 2023
It's one week until Microsoft Build, so if you haven't already, register for free on the Build website - you don't want to miss it. There's been a bit of a lull in articles this week in the lead up to the conference, but we have been given one announcement, which is Better Power BI Report Integration with OneDrive and SharePoint (Preview), which provides the ability to explore and interact with Power BI reports directly within OneDrive/SharePoint, and browse and open OneDrive/SharePoint items directly within Power BI Desktop (just like other Office tools). Very useful features. I agree with the first comment though - the game changer will be when business users are able to collaborate on pbix files in a robust way - hopefully that's not too far on the horizon. Elsewhere, there's been a couple of handy videos from the GuyInACube folks - namely, Mara Pereira has joined Adam to share some tips about how to create a Beautiful Power BI Report, and Patrick has discussed Why is there a limited relationship when using the same data source? (spoiler alert - double check your case sensitivity!)
Issue 206: 9th May 2023
This week we've had a pretty clear call-to-action to Register for Microsoft Build to hear what's next with Power BI, Synapse and Data Factory, with various senior MSFT folks spreading the message on Twitter. On that link, you'll also find a short BUILD promo video from Adam and Patrick - seems like there's something worth tuning in for! The only feature announcement this week is that you can Now use item links to configure Power BI Tabs in Microsoft Teams - the integration that just keeps on improving.
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