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Power BI Desktop February Feature Summary

There are two themes for this month’s Power BI Desktop update. The first is a focus on some of your major asks including multi-selecting data points across multiple charts and syncing slicer values across multiple pages of your report. We also have a major update to our SAP HANA connector. Our second theme is a focus on performance improvements across three different areas of our product.

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2/1 Webinar: SharePoint Loves PowerApps! A Summary of SharePoint/PowerApps features by Ashish Trivedi

In this session, we will summarise the SharePoint features which are being made available in PowerApps. This include, built in support for different field types, new/edit/display forms, built in connectors or rules, connecting to sources or triggering a flow on button clicks. This session will be all around SharePoint and how PowerApps strengthen the SharePoint.

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Share reports with your teams and partners

We’re excited to announce we’re rolling out report sharing to users worldwide. Now reports and dashboards have the same sharing features, making it even easier for Power BI users to collaborate with their teams and partners. These changes make it possible for users to share reports directly, add reports to their favorites, find it in Shared with me, and works great with the recently released Azure B2B sharing features for external partners

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1/18 Webinar: Using PowerApps and Flow to create Line of Business “portals” by Vishwas Lele

Vishwas will showcase a PowerApp application that is essentially a “portal” for existing Line of Business Enterprise Applications (inventory, contracts etc.) and Services ( Dynamics, O365, DropBox etc. )Through the use of PowerApps features like the out of the box connectors, integration with Flow and mobile enablement, learn how easy it is to build an app for the information workers that allows them to have all the information in one location and on a device of their choice. Where:

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Balanced Scorecards in Power BI

While the Power KPI visual has been a necessary building block for us in the presentation of KPIs, by itself it doesn’t provide a scorecard layout. Some users, including executives, really wanted a tabular, scorecard style of KPIs. For this, we developed a second custom visual called Power KPI Matrix. Power KPI Matrix supports an unlimited number of KPIs in a single visual, along with optional categorizations, images, and sparklines. With the latest version, 2.0, it also includes an interactive pop-out of the full Power KPI chart within the visual for a given selected cell. While we developed it primarily for our own team and purpose, it has also been made available for free to the public.

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