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Power BI Weekly Issue 218: 1st August 2023

A bit of a quiet one this week - the only official blog is the announcement of Low code authoring of paginated reports, which is a huge feature bringing the quick and easy creation of paginated reports over Power BI datasets directly within the Power BI Service - great to see the positive comments. Otherwise this week, Kurt Buhler has released a couple of blogs on data viz, namely around Bar Charts and Basic Line Charts in Power BI, showing the wealth of visual possibilities with a bit of measure magic. Finally, Angela Henry has written about the various Options for Data Source Credentials When A Service Principle Owns A Power BI Dataset - none of which is perfect by itself - just shows the importance of weighing up your technical options (given the limitations) and deciding what's best for your scenario.

Finally, my colleague Barry has shared the first of a five-part series aimed at helping technology leaders assess the strategic implications of Microsoft Fabric. His first blog asserts that Microsoft Fabric Is A Socio-Technical Endeavour where people and processes are just as important the tech. Do take a look!

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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