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Power BI Weekly Issue 166: 19th July 2022

This month's Power BI Feature Summary includes announcements like the new NETWORKDAYS DAX function, the new Datamarts preview connector and that Error bars have gone GA. We've also had a couple of other official blogs this week, one of which is the announcement that Visualizing views in Dynamics 365 with Power BI is now generally available, and a blog explaining the differences between the relatively new ExecuteQueries REST API versus XMLA endpoints when programmatically retrieving query results.

Elsewhere this week, Meagan Longoria has outlined some Quality Checks for your Power BI Visuals, Chris Webb has pointed towards some guidance around Power BI DirectQuery Best Practices For Snowflake And Other Databases, and Harsh Joshi has described How To Calculate Ranking In A Hierarchical Form.

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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