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Power BI Weekly Issue 34: 19th November 2019

Last week we were given the Power BI Desktop November 2019 Feature Summary, which included things like the Decomposition tree visual, numerous visualization updates and an introduction to the new AI functions in Power Query. However, the one that most people are talking about is the Updated Ribbon Experience for Power BI Desktop. What do people think? Do we like the convergence towards the rest of the Office products, or did we like that Power BI was 'different'? We've also now been told how we can Analyze LinkedIn Sales Navigator usage data in Power BI with the new connector.

Elsewhere, Alberto Ferrari has written an interesting blog about the importance of star schemas in Power BI, and Konstantinos Ioannou has described How to create R custom visual (html) in Power BI.

Data Modeling

Covering: Relationships, Calculated Columns, Calculated Measures, Calculated Tables, DAX

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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