Power BI Desktop’s Update – February 2020

New year, new updates in Power BI!

Moviang toward this time every month, Our Microsoft’s Power BI team monitors and scans through the updates being brought out by Microsoft Team. In the February update for the administration, the details are seeming to be more extensive than expected. Updates have been introduced with different parts including data management, reporting, modeling, visualizations, template apps, data preparation, and data connectivity.

Following are the changes made and mentioned accordingly in the table.

 Features  Changes
Dataset management Incremental refresh is now generally available
Reporting Hierarchical slicer (preview)
Updates to the new ribbon (preview)
Title bar updates
Keytips
Custom format strings
Accessibility
Modeling New DAX Functions
FirstNonBlankValue
LastNonBlankValue
Visualizations Funnel and pyramid chart by xViz
OEE Dashboard by 3AG Systems
Organization chart by MAQ Software
PI VIZpack by PQ Systems
Histogram
Individuals control chart
Individuals and moving range control chart
Multi-group individuals chart
X-bar control chart
X-bar and range control chart
P-chart
U-chart
Updates to Zebra BI tables and charts
Template Apps Microsoft 365 usage analytics
NFL analytics by P3
Acterys for Quickbooks, Xero & WorkflowMax
Data preparation Non-admin support for query diagnostics
Data connectivity MicroStrategy connector is now generally available
FHIR connector is now generally available
Factset connector
TIBCO connector
Jamf Pro connector
Asana connector

 

As you can already see, the highlights are incremental refresh for Pro users, and a preview of the new hierarchical slicer. With regards to the latter, although similar capabilities have already been offered through a hierarchy slicer available on AppSource, the built-in slicer visuals have now been upgraded to support hierarchies.

Below video will give you more details about the update.


Stay tuned for more blogs!
Addend Analytics is a young and rapidly growing Data Analytics consultancy. We specialize in the application of Business Intelligence and Data Science tools to solve business challenges. From our office in Mumbai, India, we provide end to end solutions to our global clients. These solutions involve data discovery & integration, data warehousing, analytics, and reporting. You can contact us at [email protected] for free consultation!