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Power BI Weekly Issue 126: 21st September 2021

Not much going on from the Power BI team this week, other than a pre-announcment regarding the Automatic Installation of the Power BI app for Microsoft Teams, with a new Power BI tenant setting being exposed should you (as an admin) not want that to happen. Elsewhere this week, Brian Julius has talked about the lesser-knownGreat New Hidden DAX Function - COLUMNSTATISTICS, which, unsurprisingly, provides statistics/metadata on every column of every table within your model. Great if you want to analyse column distributions and other information before creating stories/gaining other insights from the data. Patrick Leblanc has described How to show a name more than once in Power BI using a couple of methods, one of which uses additional metadata you can add to tables within your model (which you may not have seen before!) Finally, Fowmy Abdulmuttalib has described How to make Progress Circle and Bar Charts with Native Power BI Visuals, a great use case of how to use additional card visuals to your advantage when designing "custom" visualisations.

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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