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Power BI Weekly Issue 29: 15th October 2019

Last week was a bit of a whirlwind at endjin - somehow I managed to win the "Cloud Apprentice of the Year" award run by the Computing magazine here in the UK, and my colleague Carmel managed to win the "Apprentice Engineer of the Year" award. We're both extremely shocked and humbled. To celebrate, Carmel's about to embark on a three-week adventure to Everest base-camp. I, on the other hand, plan to stay warm, cosy and (for the most part) stationary at home.

Anyway, enough about us - it's been a relatively quiet week this week in the Power BI ecosystem. We've been told about the 2019 Power BI User Group Global Hackathon Champions (well done to Team Hydro-Qu├ębec of the Montreal Power BI User Group!), and over in Azure, we've been told that Azure Analysis Services QPU AutoScale is now available, a feature that can "achieve cost savings while ensuring adequate resource availability for an instance by automatically scaling tier up and down, as well as adding and removing query replicas, as workload requires". I'm sure that's music to some of your ears.

Elsewhere, Matthew Roche has provided a quick tip around Developing with large dataflows (don't try to load it all into Power BI Desktop!), and Kasper de Jonge has described how to Automatically rotate through Power BI report pages on your browser, using a nifty Chrome extension.

Report Design and Visualizations

Covering: Report layout and formatting, Mobile reports, Native & Custom visuals, R & Python integration, Visual interactions, Report Themes

Data Exploration

Covering: Dashboards, Quick Insights, Q&A, Filters, Bookmarks, Drill-through

Deployment, Security and Operations

Covering: Apps and App Workspaces, Template Apps, Datasets, Gateways, Security, Sharing, Licences, REST APIs, PowerShell cmdlets, .NET SDK


Covering: Public service announcements, Cross-topic feature summaries, Power BI Overviews, Upcoming webinars/events, Power BI Certifications


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