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May 2023 Updates for Power BI

26 May 2023

Microsoft Fabric has now been announced – but that’s not all!  You’ll also find the Preview announcement of new Open, Save and Share options when working with files in OneDrive and SharePoint document libraries, updates to the On-Object Interaction feature released to Preview in March, a new feature that gives authors the ability to define query limits in Desktop, data model editing in the Power BI Service, and updates to the Power BI Tabs in Microsoft Teams.

There is more to explore in Reporting, Modelling, Data Connectivity, Service, Paginated Reports, Developers, visualisations, and other announcements too.

The full list is as follows:

Microsoft Fabric

  • Announcing Microsoft Fabric
  • Power BI Direct Lake mode is in public Preview
  • The Azure Analysis Services to Fabric and Power BI Premium Migration Experience is now Generally Available
  • Optimize Ribbon in Power BI Desktop is now Generally Available 
  • Hybrid tables are now Generally Available
  • Azure Log Analytics for Power BI Datasets is now Generally Available 
  • Power BI data hub reimagined and rebranded as OneLake data hub
  • Power BI Lineage and impact analysis support all Fabric items in Preview
  • Announcing the renaming of the Power BI Free user licence
  • New Fabric connectors:
    • New ‘Get Data’ category: Fabric
    • Lakehouse in Microsoft Fabric (new connector)
    • Warehouse in Microsoft Fabric (new connector)
    • KQL database in Microsoft Fabric (new connector)


  • Azure Maps is now Generally Available 
  • Measure driven data labels
  • Work seamlessly in Power BI Desktop with files in OneDrive and SharePoint in Preview
  • Matrix accessibility improvements
  • On-Object Interaction (Preview) updates
  • Set Query Limits in Power BI Desktop


  • New DAX function: MATCHBY

Data connectivity

  • On-premises data gateway latest release
  • New connectors:
    • MongoDB Atlas (new connector)
    • Celonis EMS (new connector)
    • CloudBlue PSA (new connector)
    • SolarWinds Service Desk (new connector)
    • Wrike (new connector)

Connector updates

  • Anaplan (connector update)
  • AssembleViews (connector update)
  • Autodesk Construction Cloud (connector update)
  •  Azure Databricks, Databricks (connector update)
  • BitSight Security Ratings (connector update)
  • BQE Core (connector update)
  • Eduframe Reporting (connector update)
  • Funnel (connector update)


  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies are now Generally Available
    • Classify and protect your Power BI data
    • Detect sensitive information using custom keywords
    • Complex conditions in DLP for Power BI
    • DLP policies in national clouds
  • Edit your data model in the Power BI Service (opt-in) in Preview
  • New Power BI Tab configuration experiences in Microsoft Teams

Paginated Reports

  • Drill through in Paginated Reports
  • Changes to Power BI Paginated Reports consumption of Power BI Premium capacity


  • Enhance your custom visuals with keyboard navigation
  • Detect filtered report state with custom visuals


  • New visuals in AppSource
  • Zebra BI Cards 1.6
  • Create Pie Charts with Drill Down Pie PRO
  • Acterys Gantt
  • Strip Plot by Nova Silva
  • TMap 2.0
  • Calendar by MAQ Software updated.

As always, we'll be detailing these updates in our July newsletter (due to publishing deadline). 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.