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Month: August 2019

Getting Powershell 7 Preview on Ubuntu

Max Trinidad shows us how to get the Powershell 7 preview without using apt:

First, look under the release documentation and search for the deb package. In my case I’m install the amd64 version.

Then, right-click on the “powershell-preview_7.0.0-preview.2-1.ubuntu.18.04_amd64.deb”, and select “Copy link address“.

This is also something you could script out. It’s quite useful in scenarios where your apt repositories don’t have the latest version of something but you still need or want it.

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Exporting Large Data Sets from Power BI

Imke Feldmann shows how you can export data in an amount which exceeds Power BI’s native limitations:

Although the method is fairly simple, there are simpler methods if you just need the raw data from your data model (and not the specific aggregations or measures that the visual contains):

– Use DAX Studio to download all tables from your data model at once
– Use DAX Studio to download specific tables from your data model (one by one)
– Or use R or Python to download specific tables if you’re comfortable with these languages. This method also allows scheduled refreshes in the service.

In short, this is probably a fifth-best solution, but it does work.

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Updated Power BI Violin Chart

Meagan Longoria reviews an update to Daniel Marsh-Patrick’s violin chart custom visual in Power BI:

First, the violin plot is now a certified custom visual. This means that it has been tested by the Power BI team to ensure it meets certain requirements, one of which is that the visual does not access external services or resources. You can be confident your data isn’t being sent externally when you use the violin plot.

As for the functional enhancements, a new legend has been added. This is a great addition to make the chart clearer and more easily read, especially for audiences that may not be familiar with how the violin plot works. The customizable legend calls out what markers are used for mean, median, and quartiles.

Meagan is quite pleased with these updates.

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