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Power BI Weekly Issue 59: 19th May 2020

A long awaited feature has landed this week, and that's the deployment pipelines that have been demoed at Microsoft Ignite last year and MBAS a couple of weeks ago. This (preview) feature provides much-needed lifecycle management for Power BI artifacts, surfaced through a user-friendly user interface. However (as ever...) this is only currently available for workspaces assigned to Premium capacities, and lacks support for Dataflows - so a way to go yet before it becomes useful for a lot of us. Also announced this week: the Power BI Embedded samples have been spruced up, with examples in .NET, Python, Java and Node and React. Perfect resources for those of you trying to get going with embedded reports.

Elsewhere, Zach Renwick has written about Why You Should Choose Power BI Pro or Premium over Power BI Report Server, Soheil Bakhshi has described Power BI Version Control with OneDrive, Teams and SharePoint Online, and Imke Feldmann has provided a useful Performance tip to speed up slow pivot operations in Power Query and Power BI.

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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