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July 2021 Updates for Power BI

23 July 2021


This month’s updates see small multiples become Generally Available, the new Model View / sensitivity labels in Desktop are propagated, plus there is a new Preview for streaming dataflows.  The full list reads as follows:

Reporting

  • Small multiples now Generally Available
  • Conditional formatting for more properties
  • Power BI’s built-in visuals now include the Power Automate visual Preview
  • Sensitivity labels in Power BI Desktop Generally Available
  • Republish PBIX with option to not override label in destination
  • Inherit sensitivity label set to Excel files when importing data into Power BI

Modelling

  • New Model View Generally Available

DirectQuery for Azure Analysis Services & Power BI datasets Updates Preview

Data Connectivity

  • Amazon Athena (new connector)
  • Databricks (updated connector)
  • Dremio (updated connector)
  • MariaDB (updated connector)

Service

  • Streaming dataflows Preview
  • Mandatory label policy Preview
  • Custom help link for sensitivity labels
  • Datasets hub improvements
  • Goals support in lineage view
  • Scanner API (Admin REST APIs) enhancements to include dataset tables, columns, measures, DAX expressions and mashup queries

Visualisations

  • New visuals
  • Charticulator (custom visual version 1.0.5)
  • Multiple sparklines
  • Acterys Reporting
  • PureViz Infographic – from PowerPoint to Power BI
  • Dynamic radial bar chart by JTA
  • Drill Down Waterfall PRO
  • Control Chart XmR by Nova Silva

Template apps

  • Analyse your email marketing performance using Mailchimp and ActiveCampaign

Other

  • Power BI Desktop Installer Changes and WebView2.

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

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