The December 2020 version of Power BI desktop has just been released, and it is undoubtably the most important release since the first version way back in 2015. The super feature that has been released is an update to composite models using direct query of online datasets. The implications of this release are massive. Anyone with Power BI Desktop can now build their own, local version of a data model and enhance it with their own additional data without the need to have edit access to original data model. Oh, and it is a Pro feature, not a Premium feature!
Read on to see this in action.