Microsoft Power BI roadmap

We’re continuously developing new capabilities to enable your digital transformation. The public product roadmap provides a glimpse into what will be made available in the next wave of product updates.

Roadmap priorities

Unified platform for both self-service and enterprise BI:

To enable organizations to create a unified, scalable, global, governed, and secured BI platform.

Agile, self-service big data prep with Azure:

To facilitate collaboration and reusability among business analysts, data engineers, and data scientists.

Pervasive application of AI:

To make it easier for business users to determine what truly matters, by automatically uncovering hidden insights and identifying key drivers.

Roadmap details and timeline

The following upcoming capabilities outline our commitment to deliver on our roadmap priorities. Please connect with us to learn more about the entire set of capabilities planned for our next major updates.

Release notes

Public preview:

General availability:

Next 12 months
Power BI
Capability Availability
Improved user experience with new viewing, navigation, and collaboration experiences including bookmarks, commenting, and search
Richer authoring controls in Power BI Desktop for formatting, user filtering, and cross-report navigation
Report performance profiling and optimization tips for report authors in Power BI desktop
Paginated reports and enterprise report distribution via print or PDF, or by schedule via e-mail subscription
Enabling Power BI to serve as a scalable enterprise semantic model including XML/A support
New capabilities to manage self-service BI at enterprise scale including certified shared datasets
Self-service data prep with dataflows facilitating collaboration between analysts, data engineers, and data scientists
Handling large scale data using dataflows
Intuitive visual user experience to manage complex ETL projects with dataflows
Azure integration for dataflows via the Common Data Model (CDM) format in Azure Data Lake Storage
AI-driven BI to help business users uncover important and useful insights
Enable conversational natural language BI with enhanced Q&A
Exposing Azure Cognitive Services as Power Query functions for analysis of text and image data
Enable analysts to discover and use prebuilt Azure machine learning functions in Power Query online
Experiences to create Power BI apps that can be deployed to other Power BI tenants
Use Azure Active Directory service principal to authenticate when embedding Power BI
Improved Power BI Embedded dataset deployment through dataset cloning and dynamic binding
Next 12 months
Power BI
Improved user experience with new viewing, navigation, and collaboration experiences including bookmarks, commenting, and search
Release notes 
General availability
Richer authoring controls in Power BI Desktop for formatting, user filtering, and cross-report navigation
Release notes 
Public preview
Report performance profiling and optimization tips for report authors in Power BI desktop
Release notes 
Public preview
Paginated reports and enterprise report distribution via print or PDF, or by schedule via e-mail subscription
Release notes 
General availability
Enabling Power BI to serve as a scalable enterprise semantic model including XML/A support
Release notes 
General availability
New capabilities to manage self-service BI at enterprise scale including certified shared datasets
Release notes 
General availability
Self-service data prep with dataflows facilitating collaboration between analysts, data engineers, and data scientists
Release notes 
General availability
Handling large scale data using dataflows
Release notes 
Public preview
Intuitive visual user experience to manage complex ETL projects with dataflows
Release notes 
Public preview
Azure integration for dataflows via the Common Data Model (CDM) format in Azure Data Lake Storage
Release notes 
General availability
AI-driven BI to help business users uncover important and useful insights
Release notes 
General availability
Enable conversational natural language BI with enhanced Q&A
Release notes 
General availability
Exposing Azure Cognitive Services as Power Query functions for analysis of text and image data
Release notes 
General availability
Enable analysts to discover and use prebuilt Azure machine learning functions in Power Query online
Release notes 
General availability
Experiences to create Power BI apps that can be deployed to other Power BI tenants
Release notes 
General availability
Use Azure Active Directory service principal to authenticate when embedding Power BI
Release notes 
General availability
Improved Power BI Embedded dataset deployment through dataset cloning and dynamic binding
Release notes 
General availability

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Prerelease product or features may be substantially modified before commercial release. This roadmap represents a product view and isn’t indicative of final licensing of individual features. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided.

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