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Paginated Reports January 2021 Feature Summary

Welcome to our very first update of 2021!  We have several exciting updates rolling out this month for paginated reports,  including  an improved editing and publishing experience in Power BI Report Builder, additional sample reports, Microsoft Dataverse connectivity and much more!  Read on to learn more about all of these exciting new developments.

Announcing the general availability of read/write XMLA endpoints in Power BI Premium

General announcement of read/write XMLA endpoints in Power BI Premium. List of client tools that natively work with Power BI Premium.

Join Us! Power BI Dev Camp! Thursday 17 December, 2020

Step up your game as a Power BI developer by learning how to develop single page applications (SPAs) to embed Power BI reports and dashboards using the ever-popular React.js library. If you’re able to attend this Power BI Dev Camp session on Thursday, December 17th, you’ll learn how to design and develop SPA applications using React components to handle routing, navigation and Power BI embedding.

Shape Your Future with Azure Data and Analytics Digital Event

Join us on December 3, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8), for the Shape Your Future with Azure Data and Analytics digital event to explore how data and analytics impact the future of your business and see how to use Power BI in conjunction with Azure data and analytics services to change the way you make strategic business decisions.

Power BI Developer community February 2020 update

This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI embedded analytics and Power BI visuals platform

Learn How Power BI and Accessibility Work Together

Power BI’s accessibility documentation has been expanded from one article to five new articles for you to explore. We hope that these new articles will help you learn more about how Power BI can empower your organization, report creators, and report consumers through accessibility.

Updated Ribbon Experience for Power BI Desktop

The ribbon in Power BI Desktop has an updated and modern experience. When you turn on the “Updated ribbon” preview feature, you will see a ribbon that looks more like the ribbon in Office products. In the updated ribbon, you have access to all the existing features that you know and love, and over time, more features will be added to the ribbon.

Help improve Power BI – Performance

As always, we love hearing from you to make Power BI better everyday. That is why we have another survey regarding performance for you to provide feedback.

Announcing Power BI APIs .NET SDK v3

We’re excited to announce the release of Power BI APIs .NET SDK v3. The new version is easier to use, have additional capabilities including the new credentials classes and easier way to encrypt credentials.

Promote your reports, dashboards, and apps on Power BI Home

Today, I’m excited to announce that we’re introducing Featured content on Power BI Home. Now, administrators or designated promoters will have a dedicated section on Home to promote reports, dashboards, and apps and set the default recommended content for their end users.

Power BI Developer community August 2020 update

This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI embedded analytics and Power BI visuals platform

Enable your team with new workspace experiences (preview)

Today, I’m excited to announce the public preview of a new workspace experience in Power BI. The new workspace experience is designed to enable enterprises to easily manage Power BI content at scale using security groups, distribution lists, and Office 365 Groups. When using the new workspace experiences, you can create App workspaces without creating an underlying Office 365 Group. This blog explains what is changing and how you can plan ahead to be ready.

Announcing the deprecation of custom visual’s API version 1.1 and older

As of September 1st only API 1.2 and above will be supported.

Power BI Desktop July 2018 Feature Summary

July is a big release for us on the Power BI Desktop team! Our most exciting feature this month is a preview of Composite models. This feature lets you seamlessly extend your DirectQuery models with other DirectQuery sources or even imported data. We have heard from many of you, especially those in larger enterprises, that this is an essential feature and are glad to share it with all of you. We also have many reporting features this month, including an update to our visual header that lets you not only put visual all the way to the top of your canvas, but also have extensive control over the functionality and formatting of the header.

Connect with the Microsoft Power BI Team at Power Summit Phoenix October 15-18 in Phoenix, AZ

Bringing all Power Platform community together at one special event in Phoenix Oct 15th for collaboration, networking and hands-on learning opportunities

Power BI Service and Mobile June Feature Summary

The month of June flew by quickly for Power BI. With summer in the air and MBAS just around the corner, we are laser focused on planning another unforgettable conference for you in Seattle! There…

Power BI Service and Mobile July 2019 feature summary

It’s time again to recap the major features and announcements we made in the Power BI service and mobile for the month of July.

Help improve Power BI – Copy vs. Export Survey

Take our survey to help us continue to improve copy vs. export related scenarios in Power BI.

Gateway Management on Admin Center

New gateway management features on Admin center

On-premises data gateway February update is now available

We are happy to announce that we have just released the February update for the On-premises data gateway (version 3000.1.257)                                          This month’s Gateway update includes an updated version of the Mashup Engine, which matches the … Continue reading “On-premises data gateway February update is now available”

Power BI Developer community February & March update

This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI embedded analytics and Custom Visuals.

BI Bake-Off at Gartner Data and Analytics Summit 2019

Today we presented at the 5th annual Gartner BI Bake Off session at the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Orlando, Florida and we are very excited to share the report with everyone. The topic this year is loneliness data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and The Economist Same as last year, a little bit of background: … Continue reading “BI Bake-Off at Gartner Data and Analytics Summit 2019”

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”

Join us! Wednesday July 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon PDT with Reid Havens!

In this Power BI webinar Reid Havens covers two of the cornerstones of Power Query, tuning and designing for optimal refresh speeds, and intelligently handling errors.