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July 2017 Update for Power BI Desktop Out Now

18 July 2017

July saw in the usual myriad of new updates for Power BI: it's clear the Power BI Desktop train is not slowing down anytime soon. There were many updates to reporting and data connectivity.

In summary, the following updates have been released:

Report View:

  • New table and matrix visuals are now generally available
  • Renaming fields in visuals
  • Custom visuals store integration
  • Relative date filters
  • Responsive layout for visuals (preview)
  • New waterfall chart option - breakdown
  • Custom visual updates:
    • Drilldown Choropleth
    • Drilldown Cartogram
    • Drilldown Player
    • Certified custom visuals

Analytics and Modelling:

  • Quick Measures from the community:
    • Star rating
    • Concatenated list of values
  • Bidirectional cross filtering for DirectQuery is now generally available

Data Connectivity:

  • Snowflake connector general availability

Query Editing:

  • Add Column from Examples further enhancements.

As always, we'll be detailing these updates in our next newsletter (August). 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.