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Exclusive LIVE Community Event #2 – Ask Amir Anything - Recording Now Available!

Great news: After hosting our popular product sneak peek event with Senior Program Manager Amanda Cofsky, we are announcing details for the next exclusive event in our Triple A series, Ask Amir Anything! This time, Technical Fellow Amir Netz is going to answer some of your most burning Power BI questions. 


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Join us on November 20th, 2019 at 12 PM Pacific Time to learn about the latest updates, features and the future of Power BI! 


Just like our Ask Amanda Anything event, space is limited. Reserve your spot now by kudoing this post.  Reservations will be prioritized on when you kudoed the post - so don’t wait.  The link for the event will be sent out to those who qualify on Nov 18th. 


Kudo this post to reserve your spot! 

Kudos will be frozen on November 18th at 9 AM Pacific Time.


Stay tuned for the next event in the series: Ask Arun Anything. 



Helper III
Helper III

Amir is a Jedi Master, please include me!

Helper II
Helper II



Adding my Kudo! Had issues with the Ask Amanda Anything...wasn't able to submit a question. Have a ton for Amir!



That is a great question, I would be interested in the answer too!

Frequent Visitor

Heads-up of the question I would be looking forward in case I get the chance to attend this event: 

I have few developers who do not have access to Service.  Service access is only granted to business users and few SPOCs from IT team.  Developers update the PBIX file and place it in a shared folder.  There is a need to auto-publish this PBIX file to Power BI Service in shared workspace.

Power BI gateway will not work in this scenario as strucutre of the report can also change.  Is there any way to publish the PBIX file without manually opening the file and clicking on "Publish"?


Another scenario - if there is no change in structure.  


Is it possible to automate auto-refresh of PBIX file and then Publish to workspace. <Again without need of Power BI gateway>

Frequent Visitor

Hi Amir! I was looking for such a possibility to interact.


I would ask:


PBI Desktop --> Matrix visual --> possible sorting both for columns and rows when using multiple dimensions, as in a pivot table?


PBI Desktop --> Pie Chart visual --> Will ever be developed an official custom visual treating negative values with absolute area shown as an option?


PBI Desktop --> Interface: I attach


PBI Desktop - Interface improvement proposal - Luigi Russoa figure explaining an issue due to my actual desktop resolution(*) and a proposal to improve it: I have too few space in the custom visual properties editor, as shown. Please would it be possible to resize the custom visual palette areas or detach those elements apart to enlarge the properties editor and make more properties visible?


(*) My workstation: Dell Latitude 7490, set @ 1920x1080, and with "Scale and layout" at 150% (default company recommended setting).


Many Thanks for all your efforts!

Best regards


Frequent Visitor

I would be very interested to learn whether there are intentions to develop the integration with Python further, to enable interactive visuals?

Regular Visitor

Hey - This is a great event. I am new to Power BI. I have the following question for Amir.

- Have you considered extending conditional formatting to the total column and row in a Matrix? Extending conditional formatting to total column and row will be very helpful for business analysts like me.


New Member

Kudos, can't wait!

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