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Power BI Weekly Issue 119: 20th July 2021

Just the two updates in the last week. The main one being that Streaming dataflows in Power BI premium now available in public preview, removing most of the restrictions imposed on Streaming Datasets. Just plug in your Azure Event Hub or IoT Hub, define your transformations and off you go! Very exciting feature. Additionally, the On-premises data gateway July 2021 update is now available including a new Amazon Athena connector (AWS' version of Synapse SQL Serverless).

Elsewhere this week, Ben Gribaudo has expanded on an M Mystery: SQL -> M (SqlExpression.ToExpression) - that's right, conversion of SQL code to M. Did you know you could do that? Gregory Petrossian has shared The Ultimate Power BI Licensing Guide, helping simplify your journey to the correct licencing decision. Finally, Parker Stevens has described how to Filter Based on Categorical Measures in Power BI, allowing you to create custom groups to slice and dice the rest of your visuals.

Data Prep

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

Data Modeling

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

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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