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Power BI Weekly Issue 81: 20th October 2020

Only the one update for you this week, and that's that the On-premises data gateway October 2020 update is now available, including OAuth Support in DirectQuery mode, and a new Google BigQuery connector. Otherwise, the Power BI team has given us a short demo of the (relatively) new functionality of Dynamic M query parameters, and the last Power BI Dev Camp recording has also been shared, which covers Writing PowerShell scripts for Power BI. Elsewhere, Matt Allington has written a nice summary of What a Power BI Data Model is, a great overview for those coming to Power BI who are not accustomed to the concept of a data model, but also a great reminder of the key components of a data model for those that work with them more frequently.

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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