Power BI Desktop April 2018 Feature Summary

Reporting : Q&A Explorer (preview), Buttons to trigger actions, Combo chart line styles, Improved default sort for visuals, Numeric Slicer now generally available

Analytics : Update your linguistic schema, New DAX function: COMBINEVALUES()

Custom visuals : Organizational visuals now generally available, Overview by CloudScope, Icon Map by Altius, Hexbin Scatterplot

Data connectivity : Adobe Analytics connector now generally available, SAP HANA connector improvement: Port selection, Dynamics 365 Business Central connector

More at the link below:

Power BI Desktop April Feature Summary | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

May 7, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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EasyPlugins

Create Dynamics CRM Plugins with almost no code….more at the link below:

EasyPlugins

Download at Github…..

Download on Github

May 4, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Continuous integration and deployment using Data Factory | Microsoft Azure

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/continuous-integration-and-deployment-using-data-factory/

April 9, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Azure Services and status…

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/status/

April 4, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Additional Microsoft Cloud regions for Canberra…

List of services available for the 2 new Central (Canberra) regions can be searched at the link :

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/global-infrastructure/services/

Here is how it looks at this day:

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Additional Links to the announcement:

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/public-service/microsoft-cloud-targets-critical-government-business-in-canberra-20180329-h0y4f1.html

https://www.crn.com.au/news/microsoft-launches-azure-cloud-regions-in-canberra-488070 

https://news.microsoft.com/en-au/2017/08/14/microsoft-first-offer-azure-cloud-regions-australian-government/

https://www.itnews.com.au/news/microsoft-switches-on-azure-in-canberra-488067

https://itbrief.com.au/amp/story/microsoft-announce-availability-2-new-azure-regions-canberra/

https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2018/04/microsoft-launches-new-azure-region-for-government-and-critical-infrastructure/

April 2, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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PowerBI: Common Data Service for Analytics

Coming soon….

The CDS for Analytics capability will reduce the complexity of driving business analytics across data from business apps and other sources…. More at the link below.

PowerBI: Common Data Service for Analytics

March 21, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Deprecated features: Dynamics 365 Portals capabilities

Important bits and pieces, specially if you are working on a Portals implementation / upgrade project…more at the link below:

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/03/20/portal-capabilities-for-dynamics-365-deprecated-features/

March 20, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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PowerBI Report Server update…

Improvements  include:

more at the link below:

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-report-server-update-march-2018/

March 19, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Enhanced Knowledge Base Usage Analytics with Azure Application Insights and Power BI

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/geoffreyinnis/2018/03/09/enhanced-dynamics-365-knowledgebase-usage-analytics-with-azure-application-insights-and-power-bi/

March 11, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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PowerBI February 2018 update

More at the link below:

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https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-february-2018-feature-summary/

March 1, 2018 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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