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August 2020 Community Highlights

August was fantastic month in the Power BI Community!  Our users were very busy creating blogs, posting and helping provide solutions.

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Featured Community Members

With the previous Community Highlight post, we started to feature some of our most active and most helpful community members. If you saw our post, you might recognize some familiar faces below.

Top contributing Power BI Community Members:

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Congratulations to our Top Community Users & Super Users:

Power BI Community Members: @Fowmy, @pranit828 , @Anand24 , @lkalawski@richbenmintz 

Super Users: @amitchandak@Greg_Deckler@mahoneypat , @harshnathani, @parry2k 

Top contributing Super Users

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Have any of these community members helped you solve a problem? If so, leave them a thank you message or congrats below.


Can You Solve These Challenge - WINNERS!

We are happy to announce that the August "Can You Solve These?" challenge was a huge hit, with lots of participation and excitement across the Power Platform Communities! Thanks you SO MUCH to those of you that participated in this community challenge! Here are the winners from the Power BI Community!  Winners were selected at random for this challenge for each community. Check out all of the details: 


New Feature for MVP's

MVP's exciting news!  You can now add a signature to your Power BI profile. Need assistance with adding?  Please let us know!


Meet the 2020 Season 2 Power BI Super Users! 

Get to know your Power BI Super Users:


Power Platform Community Manager Announcement

There have been some changes made behind the scenes of the Power Platform Communities recently,  We have a few team members moving on to newer projects and some shifting of responsibilities.  Click here to read more


Community Blogs:

Read up on the blogs written by our community members in the Community Blog:

Power BI Sidetools, a Free External Tool 

How to Work with Multiple Dates Within Your Data Tables in Power BI  

[PowerQuery] Decompress .zip Files 

Power BI Continuous Streak - With More Than a One-Day Break  

Controlling Number of Rows to Be Displayed in a Table Visual Using What-If Parameters in Power BI 

Column Level Security 

Decoding DirectQuery in Power BI Part 5: Time Intelligence with Date Table in Power BI  

Refresh Failure in Power BI Service with Error “Information Is Needed in Order to Combine Data 

How To Create Dynamic & Custom Groupings For Your Data - Advanced DAX Technique 

Congratulations to the Featured Data Stories Gallery contributions for June and July! 

Power BI Dev Camp - Developing for Power BI with .NET Core 

Connecting to Shared Calendar in Power BI Desktop & Creating Reports 

Analyze in Excel – How to Deal With an XML Parsing Error 

Incremental Refresh is failing in PBI Service - We couldn't parse the input provided as DateValue 

Power BI Licensing in Pictures - Updated! 

Power BI Continuous Streak - With One-Day Break 

Power BI Report Throws an Error "Principalobjectattributeaccessset" During the Refresh 

Thank You for 5 Years! Data Stories Gallery, Contributors - T-Shirt giveaway results! 

Missing Report in Power BI Service Although Publish Is Successful From Desktop 

How to Connect to Dynamics Navision Server From Power BI Desktop 

Get Ready for Power BI Dev Camp 

Finding and Showcasing Patterns in Your Data Using Advanced Power BI & DAX Techniques 

Deep Dive into the EXCEPT & INTERSECT Functions - DAX Review in Power BI 

Decoding DirectQuery in Power BI Part 4: Complex Columns in DirectQuery 

Custom Calculation Issue with Circular Dependency Fields 

Decoding DirectQuery in Power BI Part 3: Columns in DirectQuery 


Interested in blogging in the Power BI Community yourself? Reach out to us by clicking

on the 'Message Admins' button to the right of our Community Blog page.

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