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Power BI Weekly Issue 199: 21st March 2023

It's that time again - the March 2023 Feature Summary is here. It's largely a collation of public preview/GA announcements that have occurred over the last few weeks, but there are a couple of features worth calling out. The first is the update to the Apply all slicers button, Clear all slicers button, and Optimization presets features, which (amongst other things) has added an "Apply all slicers" action that you can assign to a button. Find more information in this article: Deep dive into the new Apply all slicers and Clear all slicers buttons. One slightly more inconspicuous feature that's landed (and one for you designers out there) is the Visual container improvements, including the ability to add "Subtitles", "Divider" lines, and (wait for it...) "Padding"! I know a couple of my colleagues will be very happy about this. Other announcements this week include the fact that the Analysis Services server properties in Power BI Premium are now in general availability, and that DAX Studio 3.0.6 has been released.

Elsewhere, a storm was cooked up at the SQLBits conference last week, after a new Tabular Model Definition Language (TMDL) has been announced; a new, human readable language for defining and version controlling data models. A massive "well done" and congratulations particularly to Mathias Thierbach (author of pbi-tools), who has spearheaded this change alongside Gabi Münster, Rui Romano and Christian Wade amongst others from Microsoft. There's no public documentation about it yet, but it's hoped that will be released very soon. And if you want to learn more about it before that documentation lands, Mathias has shared a list of upcoming events where he'll be talking about all of this. Be sure to tune into one of those!

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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