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Power BI Weekly Issue 139: 11th January 2022

There's been tumbleweed over on the Power BI blog this week, so if you're after some exciting official announcements and updates, you'll have to look elsewhere I'm afraid. However, there have been plenty of great articles across the community this week. It would be remiss of me not to highlight some great posts from my colleagues here at endjin - Eli has provided a lovely 101 on Evaluation Contexts in DAX - Filter and Row Contexts (arguably the most important concept in DAX!), James has talked about Why you should care about the new Power BI ExecuteQueries API, and finally Paul has provided a designer's perspective on Generating custom themes in Power BI, sharing some tips and tricks to help you think more like a designer. In fact, on that last point, Greg Deckler has compared and contrasted a bunch of available Power BI Theme Generators (some at a cost) - really useful reference point to find the tool you most prefer.

Elsewhere this week, Patrick Leblanc has explored a lesser-known feature: Streaming Dataflows in Power BI, and Matthew Roche has written a blog emphasizing the importance of Understanding the problem domain - don't waste time solutionizing before you have a comprehensive understanding of the problem at hand.

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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