After last week there was not any updates worth blogging about, so here is this weeks updates.

Power BI World User Group Tour

This year there is going to be a Power BI World User Group tour in London, Copenhagen, New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Chicago and Sydney. This will be two days of great content and really worth it where not only can you learn from the experts but also connect with fellow Power BI User group people.

There is also a call for speakers until the 28 July 2017.

You can find the details here: Two days of Power BI Content at the User Group World Tour

Power BI – On-Premise Gateway Update for July 2017

As you can see above there is an update for On-Premise Gateway update for July.

This includes an updated version of the Mashup Engine (which is the Power BI Query Editor Engine), as well as support for the Snowflake and SAP BusinessWarehouse DirectQuery connectors.

You can find all the details and the download link here: Power BI On-premises data gateway – July Update is now available!

Featured Data Stories for May and June

Featured Data Story Winner May 2017

Featured Data Story Winner June 2017

As you can see above there are some great data stories in the Power BI Data Stories gallery. You can submit your own Data Stories and if it is the grand winner you can get a T-Shirt as well as a Power BI Community badge.

To view the winners as well as other featured stories here: Congratulations to the Featured Data Stories for May and June!

Power BI – Certified Custom Visuals and why it matters

This is a great blog post by Charles Webb, where he goes into details and explains why it is important for Certified Custom Visuals.

There is some really good content as well as showing as how people and businesses will be more comfortable when the visuals are certified.

You can read his blog post here: Certified Custom Visuals: Why it Matters