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Power BI Weekly Issue 161: 14th June 2022

A pretty quiet week this week with just the one official announcement, which was the May Release of SQL Server Reporting Services 2022. An announcement from the community, however, was one from the SQLBI folks, describing how to Create your own Contoso star schema database using their new Contoso Data Generator tool to quickly generate some realistic sample data. What's more, you can bring-your-own Customers and Stores reference tables to further customize the sample data to suit your needs. Really handy tool! Elsewhere this week, Chris Webb has written an interesting blog describing How The “Maximum Connections Per Data Source” Property On Power BI DirectQuery Datasets Can Affect Report Performance, Marc Lelijveld describes Successfully implementing Power BI composite models, and Sam Fischer has shown a nice application of Field Parameters, explaining how to Swap Gantt chart hierarchies with Field Parameters.

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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