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Power BI Weekly Issue 135: 7th December 2021

A handful of updates this week, including the new v4 Power BI APIs .NET SDK, with the main change being the addition of new, more specific classes to more accurately represent the object type returned when calling certain APIs. We've also been given a Power BI Streaming Dataflows November Update where the single (but significant) announcement is that arrays are now supported - great for unrolling batched data received from source. The final update from this week is that the On-premises data gateway November 2021 update is now available, with the only update being its compatibility with the November version of Power BI Desktop.

Elsewhere this week, Jeroen ter Heerdt has written about an often confusing behaviour of the underlying Analysis Services engine, writing about The capitalization (uppercase / lowercase) of my text data changed in Power BI! Why?, and Ruth Pozuelo Martinez has started a 25 Days of DAX Fridays! Challenge with a different business problem to solve every day up to Christmas day. You'll have to catch-up though - it's already the 7th (if you hadn't already figured that out!)

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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