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Power BI Weekly Issue 109: 11th May 2021

Wow - what an exciting set of updates from the Business Applications Summit. If you've somehow missed these updates, take a look at the MBAS Recap shared by the Power BI team. You'll also find a bunch of authors in this edition providing their opinion on the set of announcements, so do check those blogs out. Possibly the biggest announcement was about the new Goals feature in Power BI, which is "a data-driven, collaborative, and adaptable way to measure key business metrics and goals built directly on top of Power BI" - pretty awesome. Since the summit we've also been told about the Query Plan Visual for Power Query Online to help you further understand what's happening "under the hood" of your queries. There's also now support for backup and restore of Power BI datasets, a huge feature for disaster recovery and regulatory requirements, for example. Finally, the new sharing experience is now available for reports - you can now share via a link without having to grant direct access.

Elsewhere this week, Carmel Eve has written a great 101 on How to use Power BI deployment pipelines to enable DevOps for analytics, and Nikola Ilic has written an interesting blog about how to Enhance your Power BI report with images on axes.

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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