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Power BI Weekly Issue 75: 8th September 2020

Big news for those of you using multi-dimensional models - DAX-based clients (e.g. Power BI Desktop) can now use 'SuperDAX' functions to boost performance. Read more in this blog: Improving Power BI performance when querying multidimensional models. This week we've also been given the Power BI Paginated Reports August 2020 Update including changes to authentication, data sources and parameters. We've also been told that the Azure S8 and S9 Analysis Services SKUs are retiring on 31 August 2023 and that the Power BI Workspace Collection is being retired on 31 August 2021.

Elsewhere this week, Didier Terrien has described how to Compare DAX and M formulas in Visual Studio Code using the Power BI Sidetools external tool, Reid Havens has given a nice introduction to the Azure Map Visual in Power BI, and Philip Treacy has written a detailed introductory blog on Power Query Custom Functions.

Data Modeling

Covering: DAX (Measures & Calculated Tables/Columns), Relationships, Analysis Services, Composite models

Report Authoring and Interactivity

Covering: Layout and formatting, Visualizations, Interactivity, Themes, Mobile reports, Dashboards

Deployment, Security and Operations

Covering: Workspaces and Apps, Template Apps, Deployment Pipelines, Gateways, Security, Sharing, Licences, Admin operations, Developer Tooling


Covering: Cross-topic announcements & feature summaries, Whitepapers, Community events, Learning Resources & Certifications, Podcasts, Sample reports, End-to-end walkthroughs


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