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Power BI Weekly Issue 165: 12th July 2022

First of all, congratulations to all those that received the MVP award in the last week, and thank you for all the effort you all put in for the sake of the Power BI Community - it doesn't go unnoticed! This week we've had a couple of updates, the first of which is the Improved Power BI Experience in Excel, which includes a nicer search experience when finding datasets to connect to, and some additional deep links into Power BI artifacts associated with the datasets. The other update is a new Power BI Mobile feature called Data in space, which allows you to "create spatial anchors in the real world and attach Power BI data to them, so that data can be connected to the physical environment it describes." This is one of those features that probably has a very niche market, but is nonetheless a pretty mind-blowing feature to witness as a Power BI enthusiast.

Elsewhere this week, there have been a few interesting videos. First of all, the next episode of the Power BI Community Show aired on Monday, covering Power BI, Dynamics 365 & Dataverse (a popular trio right now), Mohammad Ali (Group Program Manager at MSFT) has joined Reid Havens to discuss The Future of Power BI which is well worth a watch, including a live Q&A with the audience (discussing topics like Desktop Hardening, Bookmarks, 2-year plans etc), and finally Ted Pattison has hosted another Dev Camp call discussing Power BI Dev Camp Session 23 - Developing for Power BI using Azure Functions, showing the power of integration Azure services with Power BI in your solutions.

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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