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Calculation Groups in the Mastering DAX video course

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We have released a new module about calculation groups in the Mastering DAX video course. All current students of the video course have been given access to this new section. Calculation groups will soon be available in Power BI Desktop too (see BI News section). More details in the announcement blog post.

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• Calculation Groups in Power BI Desktop coming soon
This is the spoiler of the year and it clearly deserves the first position in our BI News section. While presenting XMLA endpoint for Power BI Premium (see next news), Christian Wade announced that next summer, Power BI Desktop will offer more integration with external tools such as DAX Studio and Tabular Editor. As a consequence, Calculation Groups will be available in edit mode in Power BI Desktop. And there is more! Watch the entire Tabular Editor demo from timestamp 00:34 to 00:47. You can bet we will be covering this left, right and center once it is available.
Mar 24,2020 · Christian Wade
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Mar 26,2020 · Microsoft
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Mar 16,2020 · Chris Webb
• On-premises data gateway March 2020 update
The latest gateway update does not introduce new features, it simply aligns with the Power BI Desktop March update. Yes, your Power BI Desktop updates automatically, your gateway does not. You should keep your gateway updated.
Mar 16,2020 · Microsoft
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Mar 18,2020 · Microsoft
• Smart Filter Pro 2.1.4 release
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Mar 18,2020 · Richard Tkachuk
• Power BI, HTTP/2, IE 11 and older versions of Windows
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Mar 23,2020 · Chris Webb
• General availability of Query Diagnostics in Power BI
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Mar 24,2020 · Microsoft
• Revamped documentation page for Analysis Services
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