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August 2023 Updates for Power BI

22 August 2023

This month’s updates see a new layout switcher, an update to On-Object Interaction (in Preview), and updates to the ORDERBY function, amongst other items and features.  

The full list is as follows:


  • New layout switcher·        
  • New bubble range scaling setting·        
  • On-Object Interaction – updates in Preview:
    • Resizing and positioning to the On-Object menus
    • On-Object format sub-selections now supported in Spotlight and Focus modes


  • Updates to the ORDERBY function

Data connectivity

  • New modern data connectivity and discovery experience in Dataflows
  • Lakehouses (connector update)


  • XMLA Write support for Direct Lake datasets
  • Automatic replica synchronisation for Dataset Scale-Out in Preview


  • Choose your start-up content


  • Published AppSource visuals now generate leads in Partner Center and CRM


  • New visuals in AppSource
  • Drill Down Combo Bar PRO by ZoomCharts
  • Sunburst Chart by Powerviz
  • xViz Performance Flow by Lumel.

As always, we'll be detailing these updates in our September newsletter.  Please remember we have virtual / online training in Power BI which you can find out more about here.  If you are not already a subscriber, why not sign up at the bottom of any SumProduct web page?  And don't forget to download the latest version of Power BI Desktop here too.