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Syncing slicers in Power BI

The June 2019 update of Power BI includes the ability to filter slicer items based on a measure. This article explains why this is an important feature that should replace bidirectional filters used for the same purpose. Read more »



Importing Performance Analyzer data into DAX Studio

This article describes how to import into DAX Studio the performance metrics that can be exported by the Power BI Performance Analyzer, simplifying the analysis of slower queries in a report. Read more »



Latest news on BI

• Power BI Desktop June 2019 Update
The June 2019 version of Power BI Desktop cannot pass unnoticed. There is a new skin more "Office like" and the dark background is gone. But there are many new features beside the look and feel. The sync visual filters for the slicers is the most important one, so we dedicated the main article to it.
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• On-premises data gateway June 2019
With this release of the data gateway you have more control over the server resources used by the gateway (CPU and memory). Moreoever, this is the last release you can use with older versions of Windows: Starting with the July update, certain versions/service packs will be no longer supported – plan an upgrade if you are using an old OS as a gateway! Read more »
• Premium Dataflow Workload Parameters Configuration
Cristian Petculescu wrote a precious blog post with details about parameters for Power BI Premium Dataflows that you configure at the tenant level. This is first hand information coming straight from development team.
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• Power BI Developer community April & May update
There are two news to higlight between the many updates for Power BI developers: The source code of PowerKPI and PowerKPI Matrix custom visual is now available in GitHub, and it is possible to update just the Dataset of a Power BI model without overriding the existing report while uploading a PBIX file. Read more »
• DAX Studio 2.9.1
The latest version of DAX Studio has several new features. Beside the Import Performance Analyzer data from Power BI, the support for display folders and the ability to hide hidden objects from the metadata panel are the most important ones. Read more »



Upcoming courses

• Learn DAX in July and August:

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• Other Mastering DAX dates for September-December: Chicago, Denver, Washington, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and more to come.