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Power BI Ideas site improvement updates

In the July blog post about the Ideas site, we published our plan to improve the Ideas website. Today we would like to share some of the progress as well as a roadmap for Ideas.

Power BI October 2022 Feature Summary

Welcome to the October 2022 update. This month’s update is packed with exciting updates to features like Power BI metrics, Modeling, Deployment pipelines, and more. Please read on for all the details, and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below the post. We would love to hear from you!

Announcing submetric roll ups in Power BI Metrics

Announcing submetric roll ups in Power BI Metrics: automatically aggregate submetric values to a parent metric, allowing less time updating data, and more time tracking performance.

What’s New in Datamarts – August 2022

Hear about the latest updates to Datamart in Power BI since the //Build announcement

ADLS Gen2 and Azure Blobs SAS Key Connectivity

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2 and Azure Blobs connectors now support SAS Key connectivity!

On-premises data gateway March update is now available

We are happy to announce that we have just released the March update for the On-premises data gateway (version 3000.2.52) Note: The latest March build number is now 3000.2.52(was previously 3000.2.47). In this latest release, we fixed a bug which was causing some of the scheduled refreshes via the gateway to intermittently fail with timeout … Continue reading “On-premises data gateway March update is now available”

Power BI App Theme Color Survey

We have a 5-minute survey regarding the default theme color when you publish a Power BI app to your consumers. We’d love for you to tell us what your preference is for the default color preference and why that is important to you.

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”

The Power Platform World Tour: 2 Stops Down… Endless Possibilities To Go

The Power Platform World Tour is well underway with a huge success at Tampa, recently wrapped up its second stop in Silicon Valley, California and Washington DC and Chicago right around the corner. With 24+ breakout sessions covering topics across the entire Power Platform, expert speakers, and great conversations fueled by gallons of coffee, it’s … Continue reading “The Power Platform World Tour: 2 Stops Down… Endless Possibilities To Go”

Easy access to AI in Power BI (Preview)

With sophisticated models and scalable compute, Artificial Intelligence becomes a realistic tool for data analysts. Power BI helps you get insights from your data. Now, with access to a set of models from Azure Cognitive Services and your custom models in Azure ML, you can easily enrich those insights with AI. Cognitive services in Power BI gives you access … Continue reading “Easy access to AI in Power BI (Preview)”

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”

Power BI Report Server Update – January 2019

Today we are happy to announce our January update of Power BI Report Server! This release has many highly anticipated features such as copy and pasting between pbix files, expand & collapse on matrix row header, and row-level security support. Read on to learn more about these and many other new capabilities we’ve added in … Continue reading “Power BI Report Server Update – January 2019”

Webinar 12/11: Introduction to the Power BI Home & Global Search Experience with Nikhil Gaekwad

Join us for a Tour of an improved Power BI navigation experience makes it easy to monitor and analyze your key business metrics.

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%.

On-premises data gateway September 2021 update is now available

On-premises data gateway release for September 2021

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.

Power BI Ideas site updates

Since Power BI launched, we have been listening carefully across our different avenues of feedback to what you, our users, need added to the product. Our Ideas site has been the main place for you to leave suggestions. In July 2020 we migrated to a new platform using Dynamics 365 and Power Portals, and we heard from you about issues with the new site. Over the past year, we addressed many of those issues and have recently made a larger update to fix some major problems.

Announcing email notifications for non-owners of dataflows

Email notifications for dataflow refreshes are now available for non-owners

New developer samples for update data sources and encrypt credentials

New developer samples for update data sources and encrypt credentials

Premium Gen 2 timeline update – Capacity size enforcement and autoscale charges coming up

Premium Gen2 Preview important dates for autoscale coming up and timelines update

Announcing VNet Connectivity for PBI Datasets (Public Preview)

We are excited to announce the public preview of VNet connectivity for Power BI datasets.

Step Folding Indicators for Power Query Online

We’re pleased to share that we are now previewing step folding indicators in Power Query Online. These indicators will allow you to understand which steps fold, and which steps don’t. Read on for more.

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.