Issue 106: 20th April 2021
Hope those attending the Power BI Summit are enjoying themselves so far. This week we've been given the Power BI April 2021 Feature Summary, where a couple of the main announcements are about the new Power Automate visual for Power BI reports, allowing you to act on the insights you find when exploring a Power BI report in a contextual manner, and the new Charticulator visual letting you create your custom visuals right from within Power BI. Both visuals are in preview.
Issue 105: 13th April 2021
A few updates this week: Object-Level Security (OLS) is now generally available in Power BI Premium and Pro, there's a new sharing experience coming soon (shareable links), and we've been told about What's New In Dataflows - April 2021 including terminology updates ("entities" are now called "tables", and "fields" are called "columns").
Issue 104: 6th April 2021
In the last week we've been told about some new deployment pipelines capabilities, including support for Paginated Reports and changes to the permissions required to update datasets, amongst various other things. It's also been officially announced that Power BI Premium per user now generally available for purchase - those currently on the trial get to use up the remaining days, but after that you'll need to purchase a proper licence. Otherwise, a couple of bits of content on optimization this week: Patrick Leblanc has discussed the age-old question: Why is Power BI SLOW?, and Antriksh Sharma has given a useful example of How To Optimize Slow Measures In Power BI.
Issue 103: 30th March 2021
In the last week, we've been told about the Power BI inheritance of MIP labels from Azure Synapse Analytics is in public preview, meaning that any sensitivity labels from Synapse or Azure SQL DB will be carried through to Power BI. Otherwise, we've been given a helpful Guide to enabling your organization to use Power BI in Microsoft Teams, together with PowerShell snippets to help admins with the technical side of the process. The Power BI team has also highlighted the Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event taking place next Tuesday, for those that want to know more about the Power Platform release wave 1.