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The almighty Chris Webb recently did a presentation on performance tuning dataset refresh in Power BI! I always find it helpful to write things down (or type things out) to help my 🧠 to soak all this up! I hope you may find this useful!

Why is refresh performance important?

  • Your reports are ready for yours users to view faster
  • You can refresh more frequently during the day if you need to
  • Dataset development is easier
  • If something goes wrong with your data, you can fix and reload faster
  • Slow refresh of one dataset may impact
    - Refresh performance of other datasets
    - Report performance


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Synapse RBAC roles provide sets of permissions that can be applied at scopes such as Workspace, Apache Spark pools, Integration Runtime, Linked Services, and Credentials.

The following Synapse RBAC roles are now generally available for use in production:

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Power BI Admin APIs, along with a .NET SDK, enable administrators to create their own custom-made solutions based on Power BI metadata and lineage. The idea for this functionality was born out of thinking about how to improve the efficiency and performance of the Power BI scan, so that it could support large numbers of data assets while still conforming to the security practices of organizations.

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