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Power BI Weekly Issue 58: 12th May 2020

How many exciting announcements at MBAS were there?! Some incredible new capabilities are on the way. Probably the most impressive of which is the new composite models feature, highlighted in Christian Wade's session, which gives analysts the ability to extend or modify Enterprise semantic models to suit their needs. Arun Ulag has provided an overview of all the new/upcoming features in the blog Driving a data culture: from insight to action - make sure you have a flick through that (don't miss the more detailed blog on the new Personalize Visuals Experience for Power BI Reports). Elsewhere, we've received the new Power BI Desktop April 2020 Feature Summary, we've been told about the new Timely Premium Capacity Overload Alerts, and we now have the capability to Automate Data Gateway Installation (Public Preview).

Elsewhere this week, Chris Webb has pointed out the Power Query Formatter created by the Power Pivot Insights folks over in Germany, Marc Lelijveld has described how to Leverage Azure Cognitive Services in Power BI without Premium subscription, and Barrett Studdard has written an interesting blog about UI Design and Neumorphism in Power BI.

Find all the recordings of the MBAS sessions here.

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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