The November 2017 updates see conditional formatting get a major update with the ability to control the color based on rules.

If you have a slow data source, there are now report options that help limit the number of queries that are sent to the source.

Finally, there are several new formatting features, including cell alignment for table and matrix, and precise control over the order of overlapping charts on reports.

Dave Fellows explains the Azure Batch Rendering, which is built on the Azure Batch service to provide capabilities for rendering 3D graphics for film and other visual media projects.

This is truly an idea whose time has come. Given the raw compute power of the cloud, there’s no reason that it can’t be turned into a giant render farm to make video rendering projects go faster without having to break the bank on a pricey desktop.

When I say pricey, I mean something to the tune of $15,000. Yeah, those desktops exist.

Check out the PC that Ryan from Film Riot spec’d out.

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