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November Power BI Update

3 December 2016

Late November has seen the update of the latest Power BI Desktop. yet again, there have been plenty of updates and improvements, such as the new clustering feature and key improvements to tables and matrices.

The changes may be catalogued as follows:

Report View

  • Dropdown slicer
  • Hierarchical axis
  • Matrix conditional formatting
  • Table and matrix column formatting
  • Axis label and title colour control
  • Phone reports scrolling


  • Clustering (preview)
  • Forecasting: now available on Power BI on the web
  • Groups: Ribbon entry point

Data Connectors

  • Spark DirectQuery
  • OData connector: folding of expand record operations
  • Enhanced “combine binaries” experience
  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Web connector updates

Query Editing Improvements

  • Improved “function authoring” experience
  • Support for percentage data type
  • Maximize / Restore buttons in the Navigator and Query Dependencies dialogs

It's too late to detail these in our December newsletter (already out), but we will happily go through them in next month's opus. In the meantime, you can check out the new features here. If you want to find out more about Power BI, feel free to drop us a line at (we have a training course coming up in Sydney VERY soon!).