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December 2021 Updates for Power BI

17 December 2021

This month’s updates see a new sparklines Preview feature, several new Format Pane updates, e-mail subscription access via Admin API and numerous other useful features.


  • Sparklines Preview
  • New Format Pane updates in Preview

Data Connectivity and Preparation

  • Azure Data Explorer (connector update)
  • FHIR (connector update)
  • Dremio Software (connector update)
  • BQE Core (connector update)
  • TIBCO Data Virtualization Generally Available
  • Exasol (connector update)
  • Starburst Enterprise (connector update)


  • Administration and governance: email subscriptions access via Admin API
  • Allow sharing links to include your changes to the report
  • Announcing Preview of Hybrid Tables in Power BI Premium
  • Deployment pipelines: assign a workspace to all pipeline stages


  • New Report default view
  • Recommended Content supports hints (Android and iOS)
  • Mobile support for Goals: latest updates

Embedded Analytics

  • Support Power BI dataset as a data source for embedding paginated reports
  • Client API updates: Themes
  • Azure Power BI Embedded A7 and A8 capacity nodes self-service
  • Developers
  • Improve your matrix performance with the new 4.1 API


  • New visuals in AppSource
  • Shielded HTML Viewer by Nova Silva
  • graphomate charts 2021.4
  • Zebra BI Cards 1.0 by Zebra BI
  • Leverage process mining through Business Intelligence by PmBI
  • Drill Down Combo Bar PRO by ZoomCharts
  • Paginated report visual Generally Available
  • Charticulator (version 1.2.0)


  • Visualise your data quickly from Power Apps and Dynamics 365 apps.

As always, we'll be detailing these updates in our January 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.