Episode 204 – August 2021 Power BI News Update

This is episode 204 recorded on September 2nd, 2021 where John & Jason catch up on the August 2021 news such as the new Premium Metrics App, the new preview of Automatic Aggregations, and refresh history for changes made through the XMLA endpoint.

Show Notes

  1. Announcing refresh history updates for models utilizing XMLA endpoints
  2. Announcing Power BI Angular Component
  3. Enhanced experience for browsing visuals
  4. Scanner API is now in GA
  5. Microsoft named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Augmented BI Platforms, Q3 2021
  6. Announcing automated statuses and improved filtering for Power BI Goals
  7. New Premium Metrics App preview now available
  8. On-premises data gateway August 2021 update is now available
  9. Announcing Default sensitivity label preview and other top asked MIP features in Power BI
  10. Announcing public preview of automatic aggregations!
  11. Power BI Mobile apps now support Goals!
  12. Power BI and Excel: Expanded Feature Availability for Power BI Free License Users (Coming Soon)
  13. Microsoft 365 News: Privacy changes to Microsoft 365 Usage Analytics – Microsoft Tech Community

One Reply to “Episode 204 – August 2021 Power BI News Update”

  1. Michael Colbert

    Love your guys show, always cutting to the more important topics to pay attention to. Jason, you mentioned the data refresh failures and the Power BI REST API is what provides access to the dataset and dataflow refreshes under the Get Refresh History (datasets) and Get Dataflow Transactions (data flows) methods – not sure why they aren’t named the same. I’ve done just that at my client and also making use of Miguel Escobar’s Power BI REST API custom connector.

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