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June 2021 Updates for Power BI

27 June 2021

This month’s updates include DirectQuery support for Dataflows, which has now become Generally Available. There is also a Preview of the paginated reports visual, and there are further updates for small multiples and DirectQuery for Power BI datasets, amongst others.

The full list reads as follows:


  • Paginated reports visual now in Preview
  • Area chart transparency sliders
  • Inner padding for continuous axes
  • Small multiples: responsiveness and conditional formatting in Preview


  • Q&A improvement for inferred results


  • Format strings now persisted when using DirectQuery for Power BI datasets and Azure Analysis Services in Preview

Data Preparation

  • DirectQuery support for Dataflows now Generally Available
  • Select all operation is now supported for Dynamic M Query Parameters in Preview

Data Connectivity

  • Assemble Views (new connector)
  • BQE Core (new connector)
  • SumTotal (new connector)
  • Adobe Analytics (updated connector)
  • Anaplan (updated connector)
  • Azure Databricks (updated connector)
  • Cognite Data Fusion (updated connector)
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central (updated connector)
  • FactSet Analytics (updated connector)
  • Google BigQuery (updated connector)
  • Starburst Enterprise (updated connector)
  • Vessel Insight (updated connector)
  • Workplace Analytics (updated connector)
  • Snowflake (updated connector)
  • Azure Consumption Insights (connector deprecated)


  • Datasets discoverability
  • Request access to datasets
  • Mandatory label policy for Microsoft Information Protection sensitivity labels in Preview
  • Admin API to set and remove Microsoft Information Protection sensitivity labels
  • Automate deployments with new APIs and PowerShell samples in Preview
  • Manage Dataflows in deployment pipelines in Preview
  • Admin APIs for deployment pipelines


  • A new look for the Power BI Windows app Preview
  • Passing URL parameters to paginated reports


  • New visuals
  • Drill Down Combo Bar PRO by ZoomCharts
  • Dumbbell Bar Chart by Nova Silva
  • graphomate bubbles 2021.2
  • Zebra BI Tables 5.0
  • Zebra BI Charts 5.0

Template apps

  • Template app one-click update and republish
  • Salesforce Analytics for Sales Managers


  • Power BI Desktop Installer Changes
  • Latest (June) update of Power BI Report Builder
  • Report action bar now available in the Power BI SharePoint Online Webpart.

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