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February 2024 Updates for Power BI

21 February 2024

There are some great updates this month.  Visual calculations make their debut and are accompanied by the new-look Power BI Home (for Desktop) and an ability to add descriptions to your semantic model measures.

The full list of updates is as follows:


  • Visual calculations in Preview
  • Dynamic subscriptions for Power BI reports in Preview
  • On-object Interaction updates
  • Power BI Home in Desktop is enabled by default in Preview
  • Enhanced Reference Layer in Power BI Azure Maps Visual


  • Measure descriptions with Copilot in Preview
  • DAX query view improvements in Preview
  • Data connectivity
  • Certified connectors updates


  • Storytelling in PowerPoint: replace report URLs with shareable links in Power BI add-in
  • Data overview in Explore
  • DirectQuery connections update


  • Shared device mode is now Generally Available


  • Power BI custom visuals new local storage API
  • On-object Interaction support for custom visuals
  • TMDL in Power BI Desktop Developer Mode


  • New visuals in AppSource
  • Multiple Sparklines
  • Rose Donut Pie Chart by Powerviz
  • xViz Gantt Chart by Lumel
  • Control Chart XmR by Nova Silva
  • Drill Down Graph PRO


  • More users can now collaborate with protected PBIX in Power BI Desktop.

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.