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Power BI Weekly Issue 40: 7th January 2020

Welcome to the first edition of Power BI Weekly in the 20s! Happy New Year to everyone, and Happy Christmas to those celebrating it today! What a year it was last year for Power BI. So many huge announcements crammed into 12 months - here's my pick from each month:

And that's only a subset of them... I'm sure there'll be even more this year, as Power BI grows day by day!

One final official announcement in 2019 not covered by the last newsletter is that the On-premises data gateway December 2019 update is now available. Otherwise, there have only been a couple of announcments this year so far. There's been a notification that The new Power BI filter pane goes live in all reports in April 2020, and Imke Feldmann has suprised us with a new Power BI Cleaner tool, a perfect utility to tidy up your data models.

Here's to a new year of Power BI-ing!

Data Prep

Covering: Power Query (M), Dataflows, Data connectors, Analysis Services

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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