Power BI Desktop July 2019 Feature Summary

With this month comes the first feature release from our announcements at Microsoft Business Application Summit, Icon sets, which also addresses our current #1 idea on ideas.powerbi.com. On top of this major update, we have incremental improvements for many of our existing features, such as measure support for the Key influencers visual and RLS support for aggregations. To round this out, we are also making several key features, the new filter pane and aggregations, generally available.

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“Mayor of the Internet” Alexis Ohanian to keynote Microsoft Business Applications Summit

We’re so excited to announce Alexis Ohanian as our special guest keynote speaker for Microsoft Business Applications Summit, coming to Atlanta, Georgia June 10 – 11, 2019. Dubbed “Mayor of the Internet” by Forbes, Ohanian co-founded Reddit in 2005. He sold the site to Condé Nast in 2006, but returned in 2015 as executive chair …

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Power BI Paginated Report Builder Now Available

To kick off our series of posts this month we’re calling “New Feature Friday”, we’re pleased to announce the initial release of Power BI Report Builder, the latest companion application for Power BI that lets you author Paginated Reports. It is a free, standalone Windows Desktop application that can be downloaded from the Power BI …

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Enabling Cognitive Services and Automated ML in your Power BI Premium Subscription

Automated ML and Cognitive Services in Power BI enables compelling new analytics scenarios – with cognitive services you can perform sentiment analysis, pull key phrases from unstructured text, tag images with their content and more! And with Automated ML you can build your own binary prediction, classification, and regression machine learning models on your historical …

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Announcing New Workspace Experience General Availability (GA)

I’m happy to announce that starting today, the New Workspace Experience has reached General Availability (GA). With the new workspace experience, Power BI workspace admins can use security groups to manage access to workspaces, enable BI teams to create workspaces without needing to create an Office 365 Group, and to provide granular workspace roles to …

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Creating Machine Learning models in Power BI

We’re excited to announce the preview of Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) for Dataflows in Power BI. AutoML enables business analysts to build machine learning models with clicks, not code, using just their Power BI skills. Power BI Dataflows offer a simple and powerful ETL tool that enables analysts to prepare data for further analytics. You …

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Azure Analysis Services now supported and what’s coming next with Paginated Reports in Power BI

Power BI is a platform that lets you meet the diverse needs of your enterprise user base, from self-service analytics to centralized report distribution.  A critical part of this flexibility is the enterprise semantic model, which provides a secure, governed, and descriptive representation of your business metrics, available as a single source of truth across …

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Announcing Power BI dataflows general availability

Several months ago, we introduced Power BI dataflows as Public Preview. Now, we’re happy to announce that Power BI dataflows are generally available! Power BI dataflows provide business analysts with a self-service data prep and management experience within Power BI, allowing them to collect business data from various sources, clean and transform it — leveraging …

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Power BI Mobile apps now support Azure AD B2B guest users

I’m excited to share that now, with the latest Power BI Mobile apps update, mobile users can access Power BI content shared with them from external organizations (also called Power BI B2B). Introduction Consider a scenario where an automotive manufacturer working with many diverse suppliers uses Power BI to monitor key supply chain performance metrics …

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