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September 2021 Updates for Power BI

22 September 2021


This month’s updates see new improvements for buttons, line charts and DAX functions, amongst other updates.  Also, Insights is new this month and Microsoft has added some new capabilities for Goals.  The full list reads as follows:

Reporting

  • New formatting options for buttons
  • Toggle total columns in waterfall charts
  • Line chart series labels
  • Sensitivity label support for Power BI template files

Analytics

  • Insights (Preview)

Modelling

  • Shortcut expression for CALCULATE now supports aggregation functions
  • New parameter for XIRR function
  • Making it easier to format based on a user’s locale

Data Connectivity and Preparation

  • Power BI Connector in Power Automate is now Generally Available
  • AssembleViews now Generally Available
  • Azure Databricks (connector update)
  • Bloomberg Enterprise Data and Analytics now Generally Available
  • DataVirtuality (connector update)
  • Exasol (connector update)
  • Vena now Generally Available

Service

  • Power BI Goals: automated status rules (Preview)
  • Power BI Goals: improved filtering (Preview)
  • APIs to determine who has access to what Power BI artifacts (Preview)
  • Service Principal support for read-only Admin APIs now Generally Available

Mobile

  • Goals now available in Power BI Mobile apps
  • Explore content that’s relevant to you (Android and iOS)
  • Now you can request access to reports from your mobile app

Developers

  • Microsoft moving Power BI visual offers to Commercial Marketplace within Partner Center (sic)

Visualisations

  • PAFnow Process Mining flowchart visual by Process Analytics Factory GMBH
  • Drill Down Network PRO by ZoomCharts
  • Annotated Bar by Queryon
  • Graphomate pictograms 2021.2 by Graphomate
  • New visuals in AppSource

Paginated Reports

  • New version of Power BI Report Builder.

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