Announcing Datasets Hub (preview) to explore and analyze your business data
We’re excited to introduce a new datasets hub in the Power BI service and Power BI personal app in Teams. The datasets hub makes it easy to find, explore, and use the datasets in your organization. It provides information about the datasets as well as entry points for creating reports on top of those datasets or for using those datasets with Analyze in Excel.
Announcing new Admin APIs and Service Principal authentication to make for better tenant metadata scanning
The idea for this new 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.
On-premises data gateway December 2020 update is now available
December 2020 release of gateway
Heads up: The ‘new look’ of the Power BI service begins rolling out soon
All the improvements of the ‘new look’, from navigation updates to the simplified action bar for reports and dashboards, begins rolling out next week and will be generally available to all tenants and users by early November. Thank you for your feedback during public preview as we made incremental updates to modernize and simplify the Power BI service.
Re-imagine headers and navigation in the Power BI Mobile apps
As Power BI becomes a key tool for decision makers, more and more content is being created and published for them. Being able to easily find that content, to navigate between related items, and to share relevant content with colleagues has become critical to making these users productive when using Power BI and the Power BI Mobile apps. In the last few months the team has being working on improving navigation in the Power BI mobile apps to make it easier for our users to understand their content hierarchy and to navigate between items quickly. We’ve also made it easier to share relevant content with colleagues.
Improving Power BI performance when querying multidimensional models
Starting with SQL Server 2019 Cumulative Update (CU) 5, DAX-based clients such as Power BI can use SuperDAX functions and query patterns against multidimensional models to boost query performance.
Power BI Developer community August 2020 update
This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI embedded analytics and Power BI visuals platform
Power BI Dataflows: Multiple data lakes support
Power BI Dataflows now support multiple independent ADLSGen2 storage accounts, configurable by workspace admins.
Congratulations to the Featured Data Stories Gallery contributors for June and July!
See which Data Story we really liked in June and July as well as the honorable mentions. Find out the themes we’re looking for in upcoming months at the end of the blog.
Announcing: New Power BI tab for Microsoft Teams
We’re excited to announce the new Power BI tab for Microsoft Teams with support for reports in the new workspace experiences, Power BI apps, and paginated reports. Add the tab to your channels and chats so it’s easy to find and track the data you and your teams need to achieve your objectives. your job done.
Export report to PDF, PPTX and PNG files using Power BI REST API (Preview)
We are thrilled to announce an additional layer of capabilities, allowing you to export a Power BI report by using a REST call, to the following file formats: PDF, PPTX (PowerPoint) and PNG.
The Publish to web default is changing and it affects who can create public embed codes
The change to the Publish to web default experience announced in 2019 will start rolling out this week. It requires Power BI admins to take action before users can create new publish to web embed codes. This blog help you understand what users can expect and what actions admins should take as the change rolls out.
Introducing the Power BI Activity Log
We are excited to announce the availability of a new Power BI API called the activity log, which enables Power BI service admins to track user and admin activities within a Power BI tenant.
April 2020 Community Highlights
We’ve got another PBI Community recap for you!
New developer samples for Power BI embedded analytics
We’re excited to announce new developer samples for Power BI embedded analytics. These new samples should help developers get up and running quickly in a variety of programing languages and frameworks, and provide examples of REST APIs calls from different programing languages.
Announcing Refresh Summary for Premium Capacity Admins
Refresh Summaries Announcement
Announcing the New Personalize Visuals Experience for Power BI Reports
This month we are incredibly excited to announce a new visual personalization feature to allow your end-users to explore and personalize visuals all within the consumption view of a report! Check out the full blog post to learn more.
On-premises data gateway March 2020 update is now available
March Gateway release
Trusted Third Party Connectors for Power BI
We’re happy to announce one of our most commonly requested features for custom connector support in Power BI – Trusted Third Party Connectors. As it stands today, the only way that you can use a connector with the ‘Recommended’ security setting is for it to be signed and distributed by Microsoft. Unfortunately, this stops a … Continue reading “Trusted Third Party Connectors for Power BI”
Duplicating workspaces by using Power BI cmdlets
By using the Power BI management cmdlets, you can automate typical user and administration tasks with significantly less effort and complexity than with direct Power BI REST API calls. To illustrate this point, let’s take a look at Sirui’s original copyWorkspace.ps1 script, published in 2017 for the “Duplicate workspaces using the Power BI REST APIs: … Continue reading “Duplicating workspaces by using Power BI cmdlets”
Industry Benchmark Recognizes Microsoft’s Unmatched Analytics
Today we want to call attention to the exciting news that Azure SQL Data Warehouse has again outperformed other cloud providers in the most recent GigaOm benchmark report.
Announcing support for non-Premium Power BI datasets in Power BI Paginated Report Builder
To kick off July, we’ve dropped the latest update to Power BI Report Builder in the download center. It includes, for the first time, the ability to browse your Power BI workspaces and connect to your Power BI datasets, whether or not they are backed by premium capacity.
Shape the future of Power BI: Join Our User Research Panel
Make a difference in Power BI as new features are designed by joining our Power BI research panel. You will get a chance to improve Power BI by giving your feedback before features ship. Not to…
Power BI Developer community February update
This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI Developers community. Don’t forget to check out the January blog post, if you haven’t done so already. Power BI Embedded Here is the list of…
On-premises data gateway February update is now available
We are excited to announce that we have just released the February update for the On-premises data gateway. Here are some of the things that we would like to highlight with this month’s release: You…