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Power BI Weekly Issue 1: 2nd April 2019

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There are two announcements to share this week. There is now a slideshow option in the presentation mode on the Windows Power BI app, perfect for having reports on a loop in the background during presentations or public displays. Additionally, we've been told about the Power BI open-platform connectivity with XMLA endpoints public preview, a great feature to get some more flexibility over your Power BI datasets (premium only, currently).

Also in this week's edition, Mark Allington has written the first blog in a series about a way to obtain Affordable Power BI Premium for Small Businesses, and Melissa Coates has spoken about Three Ways to Use Power BI Dataflows. Continue reading for more great content!

Data Prep

Covering: Power Query (M), Dataflows, Data connectors

Data Modeling

Covering: Relationships, Calculated Columns, Calculated Measures, Calculated Tables, DAX

Report Design and Visualizations

Covering: Report layout and formatting, Mobile reports, Native & Custom visuals, R & Python integration, Visual interactions, Report Themes

Data Exploration

Covering: Dashboards, Quick Insights, Q&A, Filters, Bookmarks, Drill-through

Deployment, Security and Operations

Covering: Apps and App Workspaces, Template Apps, Datasets, Gateways, Security, Sharing, Licences, REST APIs, PowerShell cmdlets, .NET SDK


Covering: Public service announcements, Cross-topic feature summaries, Power BI Overviews, Upcoming webinars/events, Power BI Certifications


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