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Power BI Weekly Issue 108: 4th May 2021

Quite a lot going on this week. Firstly, don't forget the MBAS summit later on today, where you can hear about the amazing Power BI customer stories sessions,, see some demos, and get up to date with the Power BI roadmap. Otherwise this week, we've been provided a Premium Gen 2 timeline update – Capacity size enforcement and autoscale charges coming up - if you're using Gen2 make sure you take a note of the key dates specified in that blog. Chris Finlan has also shared a video of the New way to enable Power BI Premium for your workspaces and apps which some of you may have noticed while going to your workspace settings. We've also been told that the On-premises data gateway April 2021 update is now available.

Elsewhere this week, Marco Russo and Amir Netz have written a brief blog highlighting the Community and third-party tools for developing enterprise-level Power BI and Analysis Services models, referencing a blog from the SQLBI team (also included in this newsletter), and Phil Seamark has described a nice way to Pause/Resume calculations with Apply All feature in a Power BI report.

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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