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Power BI Weekly 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.

Elsewhere this week, Alberto Ferrari has written a thorough technical blog on the age-old question: Star schema or single table. Gil Raviv has shared the New App: Dataflow Snapshots Analysis, helping you compare different Dataflow snapshots between refreshes. And Alex Jankowski has described Building a SelectQuery Function in Power Query, helping dynamically select an M query given an input selection.

Data Prep

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

Data Modeling

Covering: DAX (Measures & Calculated Tables/Columns), Relationships, Analysis Services, Composite models

Report Authoring and Interactivity

Covering: Layout and formatting, Visualizations, Interactivity, Themes, Mobile reports, Dashboards

Deployment, Security and Operations

Covering: Workspaces and Apps, Template Apps, Deployment Pipelines, Gateways, Security, Sharing, Licences, Admin operations, Developer Tooling


Covering: Cross-topic announcements & feature summaries, Whitepapers, Community events, Learning Resources & Certifications, Podcasts, Sample reports, End-to-end walkthroughs


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