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Automatic Partition Maintenance in Power BI Incremental Refresh

Shabnam Watson goes investigating:

In this post, I am going to look at automatic partition maintenance by Power BI service for datasets with Incremental Refresh and focus on what happens to the partitions as time goes by. To do this, I am going to set up a couple of sample datasets with different Incremental Refresh (IR) policies with and without the Hybrid option, schedule automatic refreshes from the Power BI Service, and record how their partitions change over time. As a result, this post is going to get updated as time goes on as it documents how the partitions evolve.

Read on to learn more about what Incremental Refresh does and how things have changed over time. This looks like a post to come back to a few times.