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November 2021 Updates for Power BI

16 November 2021

This month’s updates see the release of a new Format pane Preview feature, Page and Bookmark navigators and new text box formatting options, amongst other goodies. The full list reads as follows:


  • New Format pane Preview
  • Page and Bookmark navigators
  • Sort legend
  • Bold / italic / underline for text formatting
  • Text box super / subscript and bulleted lists
  • Pie and Donut chart rotation
  • Scorecard visual
  • Update on tenant-level Bing Maps feature switch

Data Connectivity and Preparation

  • Azure Synapse Analytics (new connector) in Preview
  • Google Sheets (new connector) in Preview
  • Azure Cosmos DB V2 (new connector) in Preview
  • Delta Sharing (new connector) in Preview
  • Google BigQuery (connector update)
  • Cognite Data Fusion (connector update)
  • Dremio Cloud (connector update)


  • Administration and governance
  • Power BI Goals


  • Use QR codes with URL parameters (Android and iOS)
  • Updated report filters (Android and iOS)

Embedded Analytics

  • Power BI Embedded Gen2 now Generally Available
  • Control embed token expiry
  • Support embedding a Power BI report that contains a paginated report visual
  • Explore your report in the developer playground


  • New visuals in AppSource
  • Find report sample files easily in AppSource
  • Inforiver standard edition by Lumel
  • Drill Down Map PRO by ZoomCharts
  • Lipstick Bar Chart by Nova Silva
  • Charticulator (version 1.1.2)


  • Automatic Page Refresh now supports DirectQuery for Power BI datasets and Azure Analysis services.

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