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Exclusive LIVE Community Event #3 – Ask Arun Anything - Recording Now Available!

If you’ve been a member of our community for a while, you know that we hosted our first two Triple A events late last year, one with former Senior Program Manager Amanda Cofsky and a second one with Technical Fellow Amir Netz.  

The wait is finally over, and we are now inviting you to join us in our third event in the series and the very first one in the new year: Ask Arun Anything!

In this live event, you’ll get the unique opportunity to ask Arun Ulagaratchagan, GM Intelligence Platform, Power BI questions that have been on your mind.





Join us on February 25th, 2020 at 9 AM Pacific Time to learn about the latest updates, features and the future of Power BI!
Just like our other two Triple A events, 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 on February 24th, to those who qualify.

Kudo this post to reserve your spot!
Kudos will be frozen on February 21st at 3 PM Pacific Time.

Invitations will be sent on February 24th to those that qualify.


Bring your questions! We’re looking forward to seeing you.


Sameer_Bhide Advocate I
Advocate I

Re: Exclusive LIVE Community Event #3 – Ask Arun Anything


When can we expect

a) A Common Mashup engines across platforms (Excel, PBI Desktop, DataFlows)

b) A Common Vertipaq engine across platforms

c) A Function in Power Query to have return the UserName (in Desktop ) and UserEmail in Service or ability to use the USERNAME and USERPRINCIPAL name in a Calculated Column 

d) PQ to have a built in connector to Files stored on OneDrive Personal (without resorting to URL hacks)

e) PQ to be able to connect to a Password protected Access Database

f) PQ to be able to connect the a Union Query created in Access DB

srikanthnama Helper II
Helper II

Re: Exclusive LIVE Community Event #3 – Ask Arun Anything

My burning question is, when can we open the Get data option when connected to Live Connection??? This is causing lot of pain and unhappiness amongst user community. Atleast indicate whether this is doable or not so that we can think about alternative architectural approaches.

UAV-Test-Pilot Helper I
Helper I

Re: Exclusive LIVE Community Event #3 – Ask Arun Anything

Where can I download a copy of the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms? On your post you state

The Gartner document is available upon request from Microsoft.  but dont provide any link to make such a request

Super User I
Super User I

Re: Exclusive LIVE Community Event #3 – Ask Arun Anything

Hi @UAV-Test-Pilot - the report is available here via filling out the form.


Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

Proud to be a Super User!

Frequent Visitor

Re: Exclusive LIVE Community Event #3 – Ask Arun Anything


Since Microsoft wants feedback on ideas for improving the Power BI platform, why does it resist pleas to clean up the IDEAS.POWERBI.COM site to make it more useful for Microsoft to gain actionable insights through suggestions such as the below?


Merge ideas on ideas forum

I find the idea forum is loaded with duplicates of ideas where votes and comments are split between multiple threads.
It would be useful if the community could propose a merger with other ideas on the forum (with the link) and then admins could merge the ideas and remove the duplicates.

I think this would make it easier for Microsoft to gain a clearer idea of what users want. And for users would help their ideas to gain a common thread of conversation, plus gain a stronger voice for the ideas they want.


Power BI Ideas Search Filtering

As more ideas are submitted, searching to ensure your idea does not already exist becomes more challenging. Enhance the "How can we improve Power BI?" search to adhere to browser standards whereby Strings in Quotes "Query Editor" eliminates all results that have only "Editor" for example, and adding +[Keyword] or -[Keyword] only returns results that include that Keyword. Include a link on these search hints explaining "how to better search".


Fix Power BI Ideas site!!!

The Power BI Ideas site is useless until you don't add a basic feature of sorting of ideas by number of votes and creation date! First take care about the tool we can use to prodive you our feedback, and then perhaps you will hear the real voice of Power BI community. And I guarantee, you will be able to work on the new features with twice that pace (after you get rid of duplicated ideas).

Frequent Visitor

Re: Exclusive LIVE Community Event #3 – Ask Arun Anything

I see that Power BI Desktop was updated yesterday. So, I guess we'll have to wait until this event to find out what the updates were, right?

Zion Advocate I
Advocate I

Re: Exclusive LIVE Community Event #3 – Ask Arun Anything

Hi @Arun,

A simple and straightforward question - Please give a simple and straightforward answer too.

Will Paginated reports be made avaliable on PRO? If so when?

This idea (Paginated reports - please make it available in Pro as well as Premium) has been around for a long time and it is a top ask with 3703 votes and few hundred comments citing valid and practical reason to have paginated reports avaliable on PRO. But we have no clear reply from MS till now. The last time someone from MS responded was on July 25, 2019. I am not sure if this is a respectable way to treat the community which MS says is very important and valuable. At least communicate. Say something.

Hope Arun will not disappoint.



HansKristiansen Kudo Kingpin
Kudo Kingpin

Re: Exclusive LIVE Community Event #3 – Ask Arun Anything


What is the roadmap for Power BI integration with Azure Data Catalog?


Regular Visitor

Re: Exclusive LIVE Community Event #3 – Ask Arun Anything

Why does the event says - Invitations will be sent to those who qualify? Is there anything to do other than giving kudos to the post, to secure a spot?

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