Power BI Weekly #191 - 24th January 2023

Power BI Weekly Newsletter Issue #191

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Welcome to the 191st edition of Power BI Weekly! A flurry of exciting announcements this week. Firstly, we've been told about the Public Preview of Power BI Dataset Scale-Out which is the last big discrepancy between AAS and Power BI Premium, enabling dynamic scaling based on live query processing demands. It also enables the decoupling of refresh scenarios from live user queries, meaning that neither is affected by the load caused by the other. Sticking to compute improvements, we've been told about some backup and restore improvements for large datasets near the size limit, enabling backups near the dataset size limit to be restored more easily, through the addition of a new forceRestore option. Elsewhere, we've been told about the new Connected Excel Tables from Power BI feature in Public Preview, allowing us to generate "standard" Excel tables (i.e. not just PivotTables) connected to our Power BI data, which is a huge step towards making Power BI more accessible for all.

Moving on - and one for the admins out there - there have been some My workspace governance improvements released in Public Preview, which allows admins to assign themselves access to personal workspaces, as well the ability to lock personal workspaces to a specific capacity (which may be required for data residence reasons). Another feature that's landed is the ability to Embed your Power BI organizational apps in Microsoft Teams Channels and Meetings. You read it right - actual Power BI Apps embedded within Teams, rather than just content from workspaces. So that's pretty cool. And finally, last (and probably least), we've been told about the On-premises data gateway December release - no updates here, other than compatibility with the latest version of Power BI Desktop.

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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

General

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


Useful Links

  • Azure Weekly - Interested in Azure? Sign up to our sister newsletter Azure Weekly to receive all the week's Azure news
  • M language reference - Official Power Query M Reference
  • DAX Studio - Useful open source tool for executing and analyzing DAX queries, founded by Darren Gosbell
  • DAX Guide - Your go-to reference on the DAX language, created by the SQLBI team
  • Power BI Visuals Reference - An exhaustive list (as of Sep. 2018) of all Power BI native & custom visuals, placed into separate categories, again created by the SQLBI team
  • Report Theme Generator - A handy report theme generator created by the Power BI Tips and Tricks team
  • Power BI Theme templates - Detailed Power BI Theme templates for all the native visuals, created by David Eldersveld
  • Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star - Free, detailed eBook to get up and running with Power BI, written by Reza Rad
  • Power BI Architecture diagram - An informative Power BI Architecture diagram, created by Dustin Ryan
  • Power BI Whitepapers - A list of official Power BI whitepapers, covering Security, Premium deployment, Advanced Analytics and more

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