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Introducing the Power BI Performance Analyzer

This article describes how to use and interpret the information provided by the Power BI Performance Analyzer, finding the bottlenecks in slow reports. Read more »



Mastering DAX video course, 2nd edition

The second edition of the Mastering DAX video course includes more content, new exercises, all DAX features, and subtitles in 8 languages!

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Latest news on BI

• SQL Server Analysis Services 2019 CTP 3.0
Calculation Groups are the new shining feature for DAX that is still in preview and only available in Azure Analysis Services and in the CTP of Analysis Services 2019. This update includes Format String Expressions and support for MDX queries - which means that Excel can query a model with Calculation Groups now. Read more »
• Tabular Editor 2.8.3
The new release of Tabular Editor supports the Format String Expressions property just released for Calculation Items in Calculation Groups (which is a feature still in preview for Analysis Services). Download now »
• Power BI Desktop May 2019 Update
The more important feature of this version is the Performance Analyzer described in the first article of the newsletter. A small but long-awaited improvement is the setting to disable auto-date table in new models. Several other updates improve the key influencers visual and the filter pane.
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• Designing custom navigation for Power BI apps is now available
Microsoft released new features to customize the navigation experience of Power BI Apps. It is available to the users of Power BI Pro and not just of Power BI Premium! Read more »
• How to govern Power BI visuals inside your organization
Microsoft clarified how to manage the adoption of custom visuals in an organization. Once again, this article highlight that a Power BI administrator can control the deploy of custom visuals within the organization through the Organizational Store. What we suggest for distributing OKViz visuals, too!
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• Trusted Third Party Connectors for Power BI
It is now possible to sign a custom connector so that it can be trusted on a Power BI tenant without having to be certified and publicly distributed by Microsoft. This is important to simplify the deployment of custom ad-hoc connectors. Read more »



Upcoming courses Early Bird

• Learn DAX in July and August:

  Amsterdam, NL – July 9-11 (new date)

  Brisbane, AU – July 17-19

  Sydney, AU – July 30-Aug 1

  Melbourne, AU – Aug 6-8

  Perth, AU – Aug 14-16

• Learn data modeling in Australia:

  Melbourne, AU – July 23-25

• First dates in US announced for September-December: