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Power BI Desktop - October 31 Update

1 November 2016

The latest Power BI Desktop update has just been released. Microsoft has added several new reporting features, including a date slicer, the ability to snap to grid and several new analytical features including grouping and top N filters.

Here’s the complete list of October updates:

Report View

  • Date slicer
  • Report gridlines and snap to grid (Preview)
  • Data label improvements
  • Map formatting options
  • Improved date axis range formatting


  • Grouping
  • Binning
  • Top N filter
  • Include/Exclude data points
  • R-powered custom visuals

Data Connectors

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials
  • Mixpanel

Query Editing Improvements

  • Support for table parameters in “Invoke Function” dialog

Other Improvements

  • Diagnostic information in the “About” dialog

Power BI Desktop can be downloaded for free here. You can read the full details about this update on the Microsoft website here. We'll publish our take in the December newsletter (as always, they release their updates just after we publish a newsletter!). You can subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of any SumProduct webpage.