Posts By: Amanda Cofsky

Power BI Desktop August Feature Summary

This month we are very excited to release our What if feature, which we previewed in the Data Insights Summit keynote back in June. We’ve also added even more features for our table and matrix visual, including a formatting option to show values on rows of your matrix. We also have several new analytics features, such as symmetry shading and ratio lines for scatter charts.

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Help Improve Power BI Desktop

We love hearing feedback from the Power BI community. This helps us to understand what we're doing well, and what we can change to make your experience even better. Once a quarter, we conduct a survey to get insight into your level of satisfaction with Power BI and to gather feedback on how to improve the Desktop experience. This is a great opportunity to provide feedback directly to the product team. In addition, if you take the survey by 5 p.m. PST on June 30th, you will be entered for a chance to win a $50 AMEX giftcard.

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Power BI Desktop June Feature Summary

Our June release is full of new reporting features, new data connectors, accessibility features, and more. A few highlights of the June release are the addition of data bars to tables and matrices, markers for line charts, new map themes, and a horizontal image slicer. In addition, we are continuing to improve the “Add Column from Example” feature in the Query Editor.

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Power BI Desktop May Feature Summary

This month has many updates to previously released features, including an upgrade to tables to add the great features our new matrix, two new quick measures, and a new way to create bins. You’ll also now be able to take advantage of a new slicer type that lets you filter your reports down to relative dates, such as last 3 months. We are also very excited to announce report level measures for live connections to Analysis Services tabular models & Power BI service datasets.

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Quick Measures Preview

Quick measures, a new feature we released in our April Power BI Desktop update, lets you quickly create new measures based on measures and numerical columns in your table. These new measures become…

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Power BI Desktop April Feature Summary

This month we are delivering a number of great capabilities. We are introducing Quick measures, which is a huge update to our Quick Calcs experience. We have some very exciting updates in both data connectivity and query editing, including allowing you to connect to datasets on the Power BI service, so you can create your model just once and use it in multiple reports. We also have an innovative new way to add columns in your query editor: add column by example. Additionally, we are extending our matrix preview with even more features and releasing a preview of Q&A in Spanish.

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