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TMDL in Power BI Desktop developer mode (Preview)

We are very excited to announce the adoption of Tabular Model Definition Language (TMDL) as the semantic model file format for the Power BI Project files. Source: PowerBI


Generate measure descriptions with Copilot (preview)

We are excited to announce the public preview of generating measure descriptions with Fabric Copilot! Source: PowerBI


Race and Occupation

About 22 percent of physicians in the United States are Asian, but Asian people only make up about 6 percent of the full working population. Compare the former to the…


✚ Better or Less Bad

Welcome to The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau. People like to judge charts by pointing out all…


BrailleR, a R package to improve access for blind users

From CRAN: Blind users do not have access to the graphical output from R without printing the content of graphics windows to an embosser of some kind. This is not…


Diva-ness of national anthem renditions

You’ve probably heard various renditions of The Star-Spangled Banner, and sometimes singers put a little extra something in the anthem. A bit of flourish. Some attitude. For The Pudding, Jan…


Consumer confidence in current economic conditions

For NYT Opinion, Nate Silver compares consumer confidence between two surveys. The University of Michigan’s Index of Consumer Sentiment focuses more on personal spending, whereas the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence…


Engineering Practices for LLM Application Development

LLM engineering involves much more than just prompt design or prompt engineering. Here David Tan and Jessie Wang reflect on how regular engineering practices such as testing and refactoring helped…


The OpenAI Endgame

Since the New York Times sued OpenAI for infringing its copyrights by using Times content for training, everyone involved with AI has been wondering about the consequences. How will this…


Improvements for creating new Direct Lake semantic models

As part of our continued tooling improvements, we have enhanced the experience for creating Direct Lake semantic models in Microsoft Fabric. This applies to semantic models created by clicking the…