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Can we share items between Tenants?

NOTE: Information listed here is good as of 3/6/2015 and is subject to change. There has been confusion with the new Power BI Public Preview and Sharing. Currently, the only item that can be shared is the Dashboard. People have asked if they can just…

Power BI Service Announcement: Power View Forecasting Offline for Maintenance

The Power View forecasting feature is currently offline for maintenance as the team is working to fix a stability issue. The feature will be reimplemented once the issue is fixed – please continue to visit PowerBI.com for timing updates. Try…

Excel Power Map November Update

Today we announced the Power Map November update , that adds a new feature requested by many Power Map users: the ability to play any tour directly from any scene . Before this update, if you wanted to check how a specific scene looked, you would have…

Excel Power Map December Update

Today we announced the new Power Map December Update that includes improved performance for geocoding, increased accuracy for the Auto Fit feature in custom maps, and the option of selecting all items when filtering. For more details on how to use this…

Heads up: breaking change coming to Power BI PowerShell Cmdlets

Breaking change to Power BI PowerShell cmdlets. Need to upgrade module to 1.0946 or later

Power BI February 2023 Feature Summary

Welcome to the February 2023 update! This month, we’ve added TypeScript support in the developer playground sandbox, several new formatting features for reporting, and so much more. Continue reading for more details on our new features!

Microsoft a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI Platforms for 12 consecutive years

  We’re very grateful to our customers, our community members, and our partners for making Power BI what it is today.   Thank you.   The Power BI Team       Get the 2019 Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms report* to learn more.             *This graphic … Continue reading “Microsoft a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI Platforms for 12 consecutive years”

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 general availability of granular access control for all data connection types

We are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of granular access control for all data connection types, a security feature that enables organizations to have more control over who can bind semantic models to organizational data sources on-prem and in the cloud.

Deprecation of AutoML in Power BI using Dataflows V1

Following the announcement of the deprecation of creation of Power BI Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) models for Dataflows V1, the feature has now been deprecated in all regions as of the third week of April.

Announcing the new sharing experience

We’re excited to announce a new sharing experience that allows sharing reports via links. Previously in the old experience, we supported sharing reports by granting direct access. For the new experience, reports can be shared via links in addition to direct access sharing.

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.

How to do multivariate reporting with Power BI

What is Multivariate Reporting and when is it helpful? Multivariate Reporting (also known as Small Multiples) uses a series of visuals with the same measure and same scales but showcases various partitions of the data. The benefit is that you can allow your report consumers to easily compare the same measure across dimensions and all … Continue reading “How to do multivariate reporting with Power BI”

New Tenant Setting Notifications and GetTenantSettings API

Today, we have some exciting news to share with you – the introduction of a new Power BI admin API that allows you to conveniently access all tenant settings in a single call.

New card visual | Public preview

Power BI Desktop has a new card visual that allows users to display multiple cards in a single container with full control over each card’s components. It supports multiple fields and offers refined formatting settings.

Deep dive into Power BI Desktop Developer Mode (Preview)

We are pleased to announce the public preview of a Power BI Desktop Developer Mode, which offers a new save option to your Power BI developers that unblock source control and CI/CD best practices

Datasets are now in Power BI Mobile apps. You can now refresh your datasets also when you’re on the go.

Power BI Mobile apps now support Datasets. So you can view dataset details, refresh status and get notified when something is wrong with the scheduled refresh. And… you can also trigger a new refresh – all from your mobile app!

Tailoring help and support for Power BI users

To ensure employee productivity and satisfaction with Power BI, enterprise organizations develop comprehensive product training, bolster their help desks, and invest in helping their user communities with internal forums to share ideas and best practices. But it can be a challenge to educate users about the availability of these organizational resources. The exciting news is … Continue reading “Tailoring help and support for Power BI users”

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”

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.

Announcing data gateway support for Single Sign-On (SSO) with Azure Active Directory

We are excited to announce General Availability (GA) for Single Sign-On (SSO) through the data gateway to cloud data sources that rely on Azure Active Directory (AAD)-based authentication. In addition to Kerberos-based and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)-based SSO to on-prem data sources, you can now get seamless AAD SSO connectivity to Azure-based data sources, such as Azure Synapse Analytics (SQL DW), Azure Data Explorer, Snowflake on Azure, and Azure Databricks through an on-premises data gateway.

Dataset backup and restore performance just got a lot better

Today, we’re happy to announce significant performance improvements to backup and restore operations for datasets in Power BI. Our benchmark tests with 1GB, 5GB, and 10GB datasets show backups can now be completed up to 22 times faster than before, and the time required for restore operations can also be reduced by more than 30%.

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.

Updated Microsoft Fabric compliance offerings

Microsoft Fabric is now HIPAA compliant