Azure Weekly - Power BI Weekly #197 - 7th March 2023

Power BI Weekly Newsletter Issue #197

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Welcome to the 197th edition of Power BI Weekly! There has been a handful of announcements this week, from features turning GA to improvements in the Power BI compute engine. Let's start with the GA: Power BI Org Apps with Multiple Audiences now Generally Available, the Power BI integration with is now generally available, and the General availability of Power BI with Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server. The other announcements this week are as follows: there's new Query parallelization functionality to boost Power BI dataset performance in DirectQuery mode, we've been told that Multi-tasking in Microsoft Teams with Power BI is getting better (largely down to UX enhancements), and we've been given the Power BI Datamart – February 2023 Feature Summary, including the ability to manage the default dataset to add/remove tables from the autogenerated dataset.

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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


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

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  • 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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