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Power BI Weekly Issue 77: 22nd September 2020

Has everyone remembered that the Microsoft Ignite virtual conference starts today? If you haven't, don't worry - there's still time to sign-up. I'm sure there'll be plenty of exciting announcements/updates/roadmpas, both in Power BI and in the wider Microsoft ecosystem. Learn more over here.

Otherwise, some pre-Ignite good news: there are now Power Automate actions for exporting Power BI and paginated reports which is perfect for those of you automating the exporting/distributing of Power BI content. However, you won't be surprised to hear of the requirement for a dedicated capacity. Humph. We've also been told about the Updates to the 'new look' experience and release plangoing forward, including more admin settings for those determining what Power BI users view in their organization.

Elsewhere, Matthew Roche has answered a few thus-far unanswered questions in the blog Dataflows enhanced compute engine - will it fold?, Chris Webb has described the importance of reducing the number of visuals on a page of a Power BI report, and Imke Feldmann has described how to Split up an existing Power BI report into a Golden Dataset and a thin report.

Data Prep

Covering: Power Query (M), Dataflows, Data connectors, AI Insights

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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