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Power BI Weekly Issue 192: 31st January 2023

It's the week of the Power BI 2023 Wave 1 Release Plan, announcing some great upcoming features such as being able to author calculation groups in Power BI Desktop and the ability to View files from the Power BI Service within Power BI Desktop. Unfortunately, there was one feature that was teased in the notes but (sadly) quickly removed around GIT integration, though maybe there's something to look forward to there.

Elsewhere, there have been a couple of official blogs this week: Ted Pattison has described Building Multi-language Reports for Power BI in 2023, and Cookie McCray has shared the Power BI Report Server January 2023 Feature Summary, which includes the new DAX functions EVALUATEANDLOG, TOCSV and TOJSON, amongst some other new additions. From the community this week, Alex Powers has provided The (Almost) Definitive Guide to Query Folding, Ed Hansberry has described Why You Should Avoid Calculated Columns in Power BI and, just to make things interesting, Greg Deckler has countered Why You Shouldn't Avoid Calculated Columns in Power BI.

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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