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Power BI Weekly Issue 221: 22nd August 2023

A jam-packed edition for some reason this week! To start, the Power BI August 2023 Feature Summary was released, including a new layout switcher to quickly toggle between desktop and mobile views, XMLA Write support for Direct Lake datasets and the ability to Choose a launch item for your Power BI mobile app. We've also been told about the significant improvement of the communication performance of XMLA-based tools, and there's an exciting new feature related to Dynamic subscriptions for paginated reports (Preview).

Elsewhere this week, I've continued my Microsoft Fabric E2E demo, this time talking about Local OneLake Tools. Finally, Štěpán Rešl has written an informative piece on Personal Workspaces in Times of Fabric, describing how they're just as useful as ever, but their governance is also just as important as ever. Do take a read!

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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