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Power BI Weekly Issue 52: 31st March 2020

There have been a number of announcements in the past week, possibly the most exciting of which is that of the public preview of the read/write XMLA endpoints in Power BI Premium / Embedded, providing much more flexibility around dataset management, debugging, testing etc. Also announced this week is the General Availability of Query Diagnostics, the new Performance Improvements for Multi Geo Premium Capacities, and the New Gateway management features on Power Platform Admin Center.

Elsewhere this week, Soheil Bakhshi has written about Highlighting Below Avg Sales per Hierarchy Level with SWITCH() and ISINSCOPE() DAX Functions in Power BI, Marco Russo has written about Controlling Format Strings in Calculation Groups, and Adam Saxton has described how to Make navigation easier with Power BI buttons.

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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