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Power BI Weekly Issue 133: 16th November 2021

This week we've been given the Power BI November 2021 Feature Summary, where the main announcement (which might seem insignificant on the surface, but is actually a huge feature improvement) is the New Format Pane (Preview). With this update: the pesky double scrollbars are gone, there's a clear separation between generic and visual specific settings, there's now a global "revert all settings to default" button (particularly useful when applying a new theme to an existing report), and many other improvements. Other features in the feature summary include Page and Bookmark navigators (to speed up custom navs you may currently create while telling your data stories) and loads of data connectivity improvements (including a new Azure Synapse connector and a Google Sheets connector). Exciting stuff! Elsewhere, we've been told about the availability to connect to Snowflake and Azure Databricks via VNet data gateways, enabling a more desirable way (arguably) to connect to network restricted instances of those services.

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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