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Power BI Weekly Issue 224: 12th September 2023

This week we've been given a few nice announcements - firstly, we've been told about the Dataset Refresh History Enhancements, giving us more useful information about our refreshes in an easier-to-consume manner. We've also been given a Heads up: Power BI OneDrive and SharePoint report viewing will be on by default starting in October. I, for one, think this is a great feature - giving people the flexibility of viewing reports in the app they currently find themselves within (which oftentimes is SharePoint). Next, and probably irrelevant for many of you, there is now support for Azure Active Directory shared device mode (preview) for Power BI Mobile apps, which, if your work phone is only temporarily taken from a pool of shared phones before you hand it back, allows you to sign-in and sign-out of all supported AAD apps in one fell swoop. The Power BI Mobile app is now one of those supported apps.

Elsewhere this week, we've been told that there's now support for calculation groups for Direct Lake datasets, and, more generally, we've been given the Microsoft Fabric August 2023 update, which doesn't tell us anything we didn't already know on the Power BI side (but does give us insights into the developments for the other aspects of Fabric!)

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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