Power BI in Brief – July 2020

Power BI in Brief – July 2020


Once a month, we tap into the expert minds at Microsoft and the business world to get the top stories from the Power BI world. Do you have Power BI? Have questions or want to learn more? Ask the Power BI experts at ArcherPoint.

Video: Power BI Data Privacy Settings Deep Dive

Over the past year, Power BI blogger Chris Web has been delivering a presentation on the Power Query engine’s data privacy settings at conferences and user groups. This presentation covers “all the knowledge I have on this complex topic”. View the video, Power BI Data Privacy Settings.

Public Preview of External Tools in Power BI Desktop

With advanced data modeling capabilities in Power BI, you can build enterprise-grade semantic models directly into Power BI datasets, which can then be visualized on Power BI reports and dashboards. Read/write XMLA endpoints in Power BI Premium will now allow Analysis Services tools and processes to work with datasets in the Power BI service. Microsoft has just announced the public preview of external tool support in Power BI Desktop.

Enhanced Connectivity for Snowflake Now Available

Microsoft has announced the that the enhanced capabilities added to the Power BI Snowflake connector are now generally available. Capabilities include the ability to connect to Snowflake without an on-premises data gateway, support for Azure Active Directory (AAD) authentication and SSO in DirectQuery mode in the Power BI service, and more.

Power BI Desktop Feature Summary – July 2020

July’s updates include several enhancements to Q&A, gradient legend support, ability to further customize slicer header text, general availability of relative time filter and model view enabled for live connect, the ability to launch external tools from Power BI Desktop, and more. Read this blog for a full list of updates.

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