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Power BI Community blog highlights

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Have you visited the Power BI Community blog lately? Along with rapidly growing forums, event listings, and ways to leave feedback, the Community blog is a platform for you to share ideas with your peers, industry experts, and us here at Microsoft.

We want to hear what’s got you thinking about Power BI and Business Intelligence! Blog posts can be anything from opinion pieces on the latest industry trends, to helpful tips and how-tos for your fellow Power BI users, to even “trip reports” from your local User Group meeting or Microsoft event.

To get started, simply message me, @Jessica, with a rough title for your post and a couple of sentences to describe your topic. Together we’ll make sure you can preview how your post will look once it’s done, and set a publication date.

Posts of the Month

Every month, we’ll post highlights from the Community blog so you can catch up on any you may have previously missed. Check out these great posts from September:

The “only” Power BI calendar you will ever need, by Ruth Pozuelo Martinez

Tired of creating Power BI calendars? Let's put a stop to that. In this blog post you will learn how to create a proper calendar that is configurable and “self-generates” when you open the file. You can learn the methodology to do this once, or download the sample template in the post.

The Languages of Power BI, by Greg Deckler

Power BI’s flexibility means it integrates a number of different data languages, including DAX, "M", SQL, MDX and R. Because of this, it can be confusing for new users to figure out when and where to use what language to most effectively accomplish their desired outcome. This article covers the various languages that the general business user (non-developer) will encounter when using Power BI.