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Wise Owl's monthly (ish) news tweet  |  Issue 48 - August 2021

The items included in this newsletter are listed below. Our newsletter go out about once a month - if you'd like to subscribe, just let us know!

New course published - Paginated Reports

This month we're pleased to announce the publication of a new course: creating paginated reports in Power BI (there's an online and classroom version).  If you're not sure what a paginated report is, read this helpful blog on the difference between on-screen and paginated reports in Power BI.

Power BI July update and other tips and tricks

July's Power BI Desktop update saw the rollout of the excellent small multiples feature (think grids of mini-charts) and lots more dynamic properties.  While on the subject of Power BI, did you know that you can use the shared keyword in Query Editor to get a list of all of the M functions (and then use this list to create your own function)?  And how many of Sam's helpful miscellany of 5 Power BI tips do you know?

9 fascinating facts about emojis to celebate World Emoji Day

Did you miss World Emoji Day on July 17th?  More to the point, do you know why this day was chosen?  Find out why Microsoft want a paper-clip emoji, why the world may be getting a pregnant man emoji and how to see emojis being tweeted worldwide in real time by viewing our list of 9 fascinating emoji facts.

It's only a little thing, but you can now pay our invoices online

Previously to pay a Wise Owl invoice by card you've had to call us.  You can still do this, but every invoice now also contains a clickable link to an online payment form, so that you no longer have to interact with a human owl! 

Find the 47 hidden famous singers in our word search to win fifty pounds

For this month's competition we invite you to find the names of 47 famous singers in our word search, and spell out the names of 3 songs with the unused letters.  The first correct entry out of the randomised sorting hat will win a fifty-pound Amazon voucher.  Congratulations to Gary Brittain of Southend Council for winning last month's geographic quiz (you can see the slightly controversial answer here).

A swear-word alternative to What 3 Words

As last month's competition showed, you can find your location anywhere in the world using just 3 words.  Thanks to Simon R (I'm not sure he'll appreciate a full credit!) for bringing our attention to the excellent Four King Words, which allows you to do the same thing for the UK and Ireland using just 4 swear words: it's every bit as pointless, addictive and offensive as it sounds!

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