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Power BI Weekly Issue 179: 18th October 2022

Last week was the Ignite conference, which brought with it a swathe of announcements in the Azure space, but only a handful in the Power BI space. Those announcements are summarized in the Microsoft Ignite 2022: Do more with enterprise self-service business intelligence, with explicit content shared about the

Though there are a few more features mentioned in the main blog that it's worth digging into.

One announcement that for some reason didn't make it into that blog is the new Power Query SDK for Visual Studio Code – Public Preview, a great new addition for those creating/maintaining custom connectors. Other announcements have been made apparent to me thanks to a couple of blogs by Matt Allington, who references the New DAX Functions in Excel Data Models and Power Pivot and the fact that there are seemingly No More Auto Aggregations in Dimension Tables - both of which are very welcome improvements!

I mentioned it last week, but I'll mention it again - I'll be running a free, in-person Modern Data DevOps (Data Mesh + Lake House) with Azure Synapse Analytics Workshop in London (UK) on Nov 2nd with my colleague Ian Griffiths. Do sign-up if you'd like to attend!

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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