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May 2021 Updates for Power BI

13 May 2021

This month’s updates include a new Preview of visual ToolTips, an ability to quickly create reports from SharePoint lists and an update on sensitivity labels so that they are now inherited “downstream”. But there is more, of course!

The full list reads as follows:


  • Modern visual ToolTips Preview
  • Small multiples: now on by default and updated roadmap (Preview)
  • New Field List is now Generally Available
  • Support for removing the sensitivity label in Power BI Desktop


  • Smart Narratives and Anomaly detection are now Generally Available
  • Q&A now supports DirectQuery for Power BI datasets and Azure Analysis Services


  • DirectQuery for Power BI datasets and Azure Analysis Services now in Preview
  • Model View updates

Data Connectivity

  • New connector: EQuIS
  • Connector update: Automation Anywhere
  • Connector update: Vena
  • Connector update: Azure Databricks
  • Connector update: Amazon Redshift
  • Connector update: Vertica
  • Connector deprecation: Microsoft Graph Security


  • Quickly create reports from SharePoint lists (Preview)
  • Reports, apps and dataflows endorsement now Generally Available
  • Datasets hub improvements
  • Quick Edit Paginated Reports from the Service
  • Single sign-on enabled for new on-premises data sources for paginated reports
  • Downstream inheritance for sensitivity labels in Preview


  • Work side by side with other apps on your iPad or Android tablet


  • New visuals
  • ADWISE roadmap v2.0
  • Bubble chart by Akvelon
  • Cycle Plot by Nova Silva
  • Drill Down Donut PRO by ZoomCharts
  • Drill Down Map PRO by ZoomCharts
  • Drill Down Pie PRO by ZoomCharts
  • graphomate charts 2021.2
  • graphomate matrix 2021.2

Template apps

  • Dataflows Snapshot Analysis


  • Dialog boxes support for Power BI custom visuals
  • Displaying a warning icon for a custom visual


  • Share and Collaborate in Excel for the web connected to Power BI.

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