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October 2022 Updates for Power BI

25 October 2022

This month’s update includes Power BI metrics, Modeling (sic) updates, deployment pipelines and more.  The full list is as follows:


  • Reverse stack order for Stacked Column charts
  • Query performance improvements:

                    o   Indexing imported string columns on-the-fly

                    o   Pushing Top N filter to DirectQuery sources

  • Power BI Metrics:

                    o   Roll ups

                    o   New API to retrieve scorecards for administrators


  • Quick measure suggestions – experimental feature in Preview


  • Relationship editing in the properties pane in Preview
  • DAX Formula bar support for Desktop Model view

Data connectivity and preparation

  • Introducing tenant setting for Power BI Datamarts in Preview
  • Eduframe Reporting
  • Socialbakers Metrics


  • Guest users can now create their own email subscriptions
  • Downloading a PBIX is now available for more scenarios
  • Administration and governance:

                    o   Introducing tenant setting for email subscriptions to external users

  • Deployment pipelines:

                    o   Deployment History

                    o   Azure DevOps extension now Generally available

                    o   Changes to UpdateApp REST API


  • Custom visuals API version 5.1


  • New visuals in AppSource
  • Zebra BI Tables 6.0
  • Inforiver Enterprise SaaS Edition
  • PowerGantt Chart by Nova Silva
  • Drill Down Network PRO by ZoomCharts.

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