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Power BI Weekly Issue 185: 6th December 2022

The November Feature Summary has landed, with a number of great additions. It's now possible to have Unshared and unsynchronized axes for small multiples charts (so no more empty looking bar charts!), there's a new Optimize ribbon in Power BI Desktop, allowing you to do things like control when visuals refresh, configure settings, and access the performance analyzer (but unfortunately not auto-optimizing your DAX formulas!), and the new (yet secret) EVALUATEANDLOG and TOCSV/TOJSON functions have now been officially announced. Also, the On-premises data gateway November release has been release, bringing the gateway in line with the latest version of Power BI Desktop.

Elsewhere, we've published a couple of articles corresponding to the videos I shared last week - see our thoughts on Data Storytelling with Power BI: The World Bank World Health and Wealth Report and Accessible Data Storytelling with Power BI: Design Concepts and Accessible Colours.

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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