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Power BI Desktop November 2019 Feature Summary

The November update has major updates in several areas of Power BI Desktop. There’s a new, modern ribbon that aligns Power BI Desktop with Office and adds more functionality. We’re also adding a new visual, the decomposition tree, which is one of the most requested ideas on ideas.powerbi.com. AI functions integrated into Power Query allows you to take your data transformations to the next level, and of course we have incremental improvements across the entire product.

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Power BI Desktop October 2019 Feature Summary

This month’s update is filled with major updates across the whole product. In the data preparation area, we’ve introduce query diagnostics, which allow you to see what queries are being run behind the scenes. On the reporting side, we are taking a huge step forward in terms of real time reporting, with our new automatic page refresh feature.  This feature lets you trigger refreshes for your DirectQuery-based report at regular intervals.  Q&A has also been completely revamped this month, with a new Q&A visual, tooling, and improved user experiences.

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Power BI Desktop September 2019 Feature Summary

You’ll notice one of our exciting updates right away when creating new reports with the September update of Power BI Desktop, a new, modern default theme! Not only do we have a new default theme, but we’ve more than doubled the number of built-in theme options for your report. If you’re a theme author, potentially more exciting are the updates to our theme JSON format which make it much quicker and easier for you to create your own custom themes that significantly change the look and feel of your report. Thanks to an intern project, we’re also releasing a frequently requested modeling feature: custom format strings. And of course, we have plenty of incremental improvements this month, with some performance improvements, more dynamic formatting options, updates to our personalized visualization pane, and more.

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Power BI Desktop August 2019 Feature Summary

Our August release has another hotly anticipated feature from the Microsoft Business Application Summit, grouping. Grouping in reports, similar to PowerPoint’s grouping, lets you easily organize groups of visuals to move and resize them as a set. This month’s release also has some updates to our newest features, such as a  icon set picker for our newly added icons conditional formatting and measure support for key influencers.  

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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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Power BI Desktop June 2019 Feature Summary

Hopefully, you are either enjoying the start of the Microsoft Business Applications Summit or watching all the exciting news and announcements on social media! To go along with all those other announcements, we, of course, also have a big update for our June update for Power BI Desktop. There are a lot of new features and updates to the existing features this month. Some of the highlights include a top UserVoice ask, visual level filters for slicers, and more formatting options that can be changed based on expressions. We also modernized our side panes and added support in Power BI Desktop for shared and certified datasets, a much anticipated capability that will help our customers establish single sources of truth in their organizations and to continue driving a data culture based on collaboration and sharing.

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Power BI Desktop May 2019 Feature Summary

We have an exciting release this month. On top of incremental improvements for several of our recent released features, such as the key influencers visual and our new filter pane, we also have a new performance analyzer pane. This new pane lets you get a behind the scenes view of what’s happening when your report … Continue reading “Power BI Desktop May 2019 Feature Summary”

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Power BI Desktop April 2019 Feature Summary

April is an exciting month for Power BI Desktop! Our April update has major updates across the entire product. This release adds the ability to define the titles of your visuals and the URLs of your buttons based on DAX expressions, which is only our first step towards making every property of a visual expression-based. You can also now easily link reports within a workspace together with across-report drillthrough support. We have a lot of new connectors this month and several of our preview connectors are now generally available, including the Power BI dataflows and PDF connectors. Data prep gets some major updates as well with the GA of data profiling and M intellisense.

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