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June 2020 Community Highlights

Featured community members, changes to the Community, and more! Read up on recent Power BI community news.

Power BI Developer community August 2020 update

This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI embedded analytics and Power BI visuals platform

Announcing Power BI data protection GA and introducing new capabilities

Last fall we introduced industry-leading Power BI data protection capabilities in public preview. Today we’re happy to announce these capabilities are generally available (GA), along with new and exciting capabilities we’re announcing in this space! Power BI helps organizations empower everyone to make every decision based on data. It enables a single unified platform to ask smarter business questions and get to actionable insight faster. But democratizing access to insight is only part of the story. We’ve also worked hard to ensure that Power BI is part of an end-to-end security platform that is easy to use, integrated with productivity solutions, and enables remote work. Power BI’s data protection capabilities help people to securely uncover insight, collaborate, and share appropriately no matter where data goes – even outside the organizational network or on unmanaged devices.

Join us! Wednesday July 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon PDT with Reid Havens!

In this Power BI webinar Reid Havens covers two of the cornerstones of Power Query, tuning and designing for optimal refresh speeds, and intelligently handling errors.

Join us! Tuesday July 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon PDT with Gaston Cruz!

Join us to walk through the latest tips and tricks when working with XMLA Endpoints in Power BI.

Announcing the New Personalize Visuals Experience for Power BI Reports

This month we are incredibly excited to announce a new visual personalization feature to allow your end-users to explore and personalize visuals all within the consumption view of a report! Check out the full blog post to learn more.

How Rockwell Automation Drives a Data Culture 

How Rockwell Automation drives a data culture using Power BI and Azure

Analyze LinkedIn Sales Navigator usage data in Power BI

The LinkedIn Sales Navigator Analytics Integration allows teams to seamlessly view and analyze Sales Navigator usage data within Power BI to increase sales effectiveness and maximize productivity.

Updated Ribbon Experience for Power BI Desktop

The ribbon in Power BI Desktop has an updated and modern experience. When you turn on the “Updated ribbon” preview feature, you will see a ribbon that looks more like the ribbon in Office products. In the updated ribbon, you have access to all the existing features that you know and love, and over time, more features will be added to the ribbon.

Power BI Desktop November 2019 Feature Summary

The November update has major updates in several areas of Power BI Desktop. There’s a new, modern ribbon that aligns Power BI Desktop with Office and adds more functionality. We’re also adding a new visual, the decomposition tree, which is one of the most requested ideas on ideas.powerbi.com. AI functions integrated into Power Query allows you to take your data transformations to the next level, and of course we have incremental improvements across the entire product.

From Newbies to Global Hackathon Winners – Power BI Brings User Skill Levels and Confidence Full Circle!

The Power BI User Group (PowerBIUG) sat down with Montreal Power BI User Group members and winners of the Power BI User Group global hackathon, Team Hydro-Québec to learn more about them, what inspired their winning Power BI solution, and why being engaged with their local user group is so important.

Refresh your Power BI dataset using Microsoft Flow

Today, we are making scheduling of refreshes much more flexible to improve how Power BI works in processes like the ones described above. Specifically, we have added a new Refresh a dataset action to the Power BI connector for Microsoft Flow.

On-premises Data Gateway management by Region

Power Platform admin center gateway management enhancements

Help improve Power BI – Performance

As always, we love hearing from you to make Power BI better everyday. That is why we have another survey regarding performance for you to provide feedback.

Announcing Power BI APIs .NET SDK v3

We’re excited to announce the release of Power BI APIs .NET SDK v3. The new version is easier to use, have additional capabilities including the new credentials classes and easier way to encrypt credentials.

Promote your reports, dashboards, and apps on Power BI Home

Today, I’m excited to announce that we’re introducing Featured content on Power BI Home. Now, administrators or designated promoters will have a dedicated section on Home to promote reports, dashboards, and apps and set the default recommended content for their end users.

Power BI Developer community February 2020 update

This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI embedded analytics and Power BI visuals platform

Learn How Power BI and Accessibility Work Together

Power BI’s accessibility documentation has been expanded from one article to five new articles for you to explore. We hope that these new articles will help you learn more about how Power BI can empower your organization, report creators, and report consumers through accessibility.

Watch live: Microsoft Business Applications Summit opening keynote

Can’t make it to Microsoft Business Applications Summit this year? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – catch the opening keynote live from Atlanta, Georgia June 10 at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

Gateway Management on Admin Center

New gateway management features on Admin center

Power BI Dataflows June 2019 Feature Summary

We are excited to announce new improvements to Power BI dataflows releasing this month including an enhanced compute engine to drastically improve data refresh times and a new set of dataflow templates to help you easily connect to common data sources mapped against the common data model.

How to govern Power BI visuals inside your organization

Dozens of Power BI visuals come out-of-the box with Power BI Desktop. These visuals are available in the visualizations’ pane when you create or edit Power BI content. These visuals are just the beginning of the available options to help you tell your data story. Learn about the variety of options you get with Power BI visuals and how to manage them in your organization.

Announcing Query Caching in Power BI Premium

Today we are pleased to announce Query Caching for Power BI Premium, which speeds up content loading by caching previously-used query results. The setting is applied at the dataset level so any reports using this dataset can benefit from the cache. This feature is not applicable to LiveConnect datasets leveraging Azure Analysis Services or SQL … Continue reading “Announcing Query Caching in Power BI Premium”

Paginated Reports January 2021 Feature Summary

Welcome to our very first update of 2021!  We have several exciting updates rolling out this month for paginated reports,  including  an improved editing and publishing experience in Power BI Report Builder, additional sample reports, Microsoft Dataverse connectivity and much more!  Read on to learn more about all of these exciting new developments.