Power BI Blog: Customised Deployment Pipelines
9 November 2023
Welcome back to this week’s edition of the Power BI blog series. This week, we consider customised deployment pipelines.
A customised pipeline has finally come to Power BI – of between two  and 10 stages. Starting just recently, you are now able to decide how many stages your new deployment pipeline will have before it is created, within a new step added to the creation process:
As shown above, you can set your own name to each stage, although these names may be changed any time later through the new stage settings pane (entry point is located next to the stage name):
Be advised though: the number of stages cannot be changed after the deployment pipeline’s creation. With that, customisation of existing deployment pipelines is not possible and to transition an existing deployment pipeline to a two  or 4+ stages pipeline, a new one would have to be created manually, so then the workspaces are unassigned from the existing deployment pipeline and re-assigned to the new one.
To navigate between the stages, use the arrows on the top-right corner:
Further, ‘Deployment pipelines’ joined the platform’s new feature of multi-tasking, which opens a new tab on the left navigation bar whenever you open an item or a deployment pipeline. That means no more ending up with 10 explorer tabs of the same DP / workspaces anymore!
Also worth mentioning is a new entry point to Deployment pipelines. It is located at the bottom of the workspaces list and leads to the ‘Deployment pipelines’ main page: