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February 2018 Updates for Power BI Desktop

7 February 2018

The Power BI Desktop updates keep coming. And coming at a pace for that matter. Here’s the list of February additions:


  • Multi-select data points across multiple charts
  • Sync slicers across multiple pages of your report
  • Numeric range slicer improvement: whole number snapping (Preview)
  • Faster geocoding for Bing maps (Web Preview)
  • Overflow data labels for bar and column charts
  • Search the ‘Formatting and Analytics’ pane


  • Mark custom date table
  • Quick measures are now generally available

Custom visuals

  • Organizational custom visuals (Preview)
  • Network Visualization and Filter
  • Slope Chart by MAQ Software
  • Filter by List
  • as Timeline
  • as T-Accounts

Data connectivity

  • Improvements to DirectQuery over SAP HANA (Preview)


  • DirectQuery performance improvements
  • Open and save performance improvements
  • “Show items with no data” improvements
  • Persistent filters control for upcoming Power BI Service feature
  • Consulting Services quick link.

As always, we'll be detailing these updates in our March newsletter. Please remember we have 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.