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SQLBI has more than 100k subscribers on YouTube

We recently surpassed the 100,000 subscribers milestone on the SQLBI YouTube channel. Therefore, Alberto and I unboxed the plaque received by YouTube. We are still fighting for who should keep it! Thank you all for watching us.  Read more

SQLBI+ updates in May 2024

In 2023, we released the first draft of the Window functions in DAX whitepaper as part of SQLBI+. Since then, we have released a few updates and are now glad to announce the availability of the related 3-hour video course…  Read more

Strings list to table in DAX

DAX is not like M when it comes to data manipulation, and it is not supposed to do that. However, if you need something in DAX similar to Table.FromList in M, this blog post is for you. If you have…  Read more

Author’s responsibility

Digital media content creators have an ethical responsibility to journalistic integrity. All of them do; all of us… including myself.  Read more

The second edition of Optimizing DAX is complete

Almost a year ago, we announced the release of three sections (core concepts, formula engine, and VertiPaq); in November 2023, we released the DirectQuery over SQL section; now, in April 2024, we release the last section of Optimizing DAX about…  Read more

When the new thing is not new but still good

We did it again! Yesterday, as an April Fool, we published an article written by ChatGPT-4 (Revolutionizing Power BI: Introducing the Ultimate Formula Language), which described better than I could have ever done the excitement for a new revolutionizing language:…  Read more