OFF Broadcast for April 26, 2019

Business Application Summit 2019 Sessions Available

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/live-now-full-session-catalog-for-microsoft-business-applications-summit-2019/

Sessions on Power BI, Dynamics, Flow, PowerApps, Forms, etc.

Power BI Home is now GA

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-power-bi-home-general-availability-ga-roadmap/

  • Workspaces now given a home!
  • You can now favorite content from home (e.g. under frequently used content)
  • Content type is now made clear
  • Coming soon: organizational branding, promoted content, configurable learning resources, user customizable pinned tiles

Power BI Email Subscriptions for Paginated Reports

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/e-mail-subscriptions-for-paginated-reports-is-now-available/

  • Set subscription frequency, body, and header
  • PDF today… Word, PowerPoint, Excel, more coming
  • Today reports with no parameters are supported, default parameter values coming in next month or so

Power BI Query Caching

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-query-caching-in-power-bi-premium/

Premium capability. Big deal for reducing load on your Premium capacity!

Power BI Skip Connection Test When Configuring New Data Sources

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/skip-test-connection-for-on-premises-and-cloud-data-sources/

Helpful for gateway admins configuring slow or presently unavailable data sources.

Power BI Premium Summary and Workload Metrics in Admin Portal

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-power-bi-premium-summary-and-workload-metrics-available-in-the-admin-portal/

Allows admins to get an at-a-glance view without leaving the admin portal.

On-premises Data Gateway Update for April 2019

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-april-2019-update-is-now-available/

  • Oracle Essbase, PDF connectors now available
  • April mashup engine
  • As of April, we are making the previous 4 gateway release available for rollback/troubleshooting

On-premises Data Gateway Management Enhancements

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/enhancements-to-on-premises-data-gateway-management-in-the-power-platform-admin-center/

  • Visibility to personal gateways
  • Manage who is allowed to install gateways

SSO and Conditional Access in Edge for iOS/Android

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Enterprise-Mobility-Security/Microsoft-Edge-on-iOS-and-Android-now-supports-conditional/ba-p/476091

Edge + EMS also supports dual-identity, configuration settings (e.g. homepage shortcut, bookmarks, etc.).

Flow April Update

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/nine-new-connectors-in-april-and-improved-visibility-into-trigger-failures/

  • Trigger issues are now bubbled up for easier troubleshooting
  • New connectors: Microsoft Forms Pro and 8 more
  • Preview of custom controls for business Flows
  • A few connector deprecations

PowerApps Component Framework

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/the-powerapps-component-framework-and-the-powerapps-cli-is-now-available-for-public-preview/

For model-driven apps. Allows 3rd party developers to build components for Dynamics and PowerApps. Also comes with a new CLI to assist in development.

Teams PowerShell Module now GA

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Microsoft-Teams-PowerShell-Module-General-Availability/ba-p/480934

Mind the GAP! Uses the Graph API v1.0. New enhancements: connect to Teams Gov, Get-Team offers more flexible filtering (e.g. on visibility, archived state)