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February 2022 Updates for Power BI

21 February 2022

…And so they are back! The raft of 2022 Power BI updates starts here, with a slew of new features, including new mobile formatting options, Dynamic M Query Parameters support for more data sources, deployment pipeline enhancements and improvements to downloading a PBIX file. But there are of course always more.

The full list is as follows:


  • New Mobile formatting options in Preview
  • Sensitivity labels downstream inheritance now Generally Available
  • Default label policies in Power BI now Generally Available
  • Mandatory label policy now Generally Available
  • New Format Pane, still in Preview, is now on by default
  • Multi row card selection

Data Preparation

  • Dynamic M Query Parameters now supports SQL Server and more data sources in Preview

Data Connectivity

  • Amazon OpenSearch Service (New Connector)
  • OpenSearch Project (New Connector)
  • Digital Construction Works Insights (New Connector)
  • Azure Databricks (Connector Update)
  • BQE Core (Connector Update)
  • MicroStrategy (Connector Update)
  • Starburst Enterprise (Connector Update)


  • Power BI Goals
  • Deployment pipelines enhancements
  • Download .pbix improvements


  • Dark mode now available in the Power BI Windows app
  • Power BI Windows app new look now Generally Available

Embedded Analytics

  • Support Power BI dataset as a data source for embedding paginated reports
  • Azure Power BI Embedded A7 and A8 capacity nodes self-service
  • New Dataset Permissions APIs
  • Delete Dashboard API
  • Access Token Expiry Callback


  • New Power BI visuals’ category list in AppSource
  • Expand entire level in matrix
  • Dynamic format string support


  • New visuals in AppSource
  • Download visual’s sample file from the in-product AppSource
  • Drill Down Graph PRO by ZoomCharts
  • Plotly.js visual by Akvelon
  • HTML Text Styler 2.0 (Microsoft certified)
  • Multiple Sparklines by
  • Merged Bar Chart by Nova Silva
  • Financial Reporting Matrix by Profitbase
  • Inforiver premium edition by Lumel
  • Zebra BI Tables version 5.2 by Zebra BI


  • WebView2 now required
  • Find out new features releasing in Power BI by using Power BI Release Plan app
  • Optimise your processes and gain deep insights with Process Mining
  • New settings to enable or disable Map and Filled Map visuals.

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