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Power BI Weekly Issue 47: 25th February 2020

The first Power BI Desktop update of the year has landed: read about the new Hierarchical slicer, ribbon updates, DAX functions and more here. The other huge news of the week, is that Incremental refresh is generally available ... and supported in Pro! Hooray! This is great news for datasets big and small - only refresh the data that's new.

There are a couple of updates that have slipped through the gaps over the past couple of editions (sorry about that) - those are the General Availability of Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) for Power BI Premium and the enhanced connectivity for Snowflake

Elsewhere this week, Marco Russo has written an in-depth blog on Relationships in Power BI and Tabular models, and James Broome has continued his series on Azure Analysis Services – How to query all the measures in a model from .NET.

Data Prep

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

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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