• Power BI Desktop October 2019 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Automatic page refresh for DirectQuery (preview)
    • Analytics
      • The new Q&A visual
      • Improved user experience for Q&A
      • Natural Language improvements for Q&A
      • Q&A tooling (Preview)
      • Support for SSAS and Azure AS including RLS
    • Visualizations
      • PowerApps visual is now included by default
      • New xViz visuals
        • Hierarchical Variance Table
        • Linear Gauge
        • Tag Cloud
    • Data connectivity
      • Sagra Emigo connector generally available
      • Azure Cost Management connector updated
      • New Workplace Analytics connector
    • Data Preparation
      • Query diagnostics
      • Data profiling enhancements
    • Template Apps
      • Project Web App
    • Other
      • New file format: .pbids
      • Performance improvements for modeling operations
  • Power BI Desktop September 2019 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Color and text classes in themes
      • New default themes
      • Personalized visualization pane improvements (preview)
        • Unpin default visuals
        • About info for visuals
    • Analytics
      • Custom format strings
      • Conditional formatting for more visual formatting options
        • Alt text
        • Border color
        • Gauge colors
      • Drill through discoverability improvement
      • New DAX expressions: REMOVEFILTERS and CONVERT
    • Visualizations
      • PowerApps visual now generally available
    • Data connectivity
      • PostgreSQL connector enhancements:
        • Support for folding over Native Database queries
        • DirectQuery support generally available
    • Data preparation
      • Copy to clipboard from data profiling
    • Template apps
      • Google Analytics report
    • Other
      • Performance improvements for multi-dimensional models
      • Query performance improvements for DirectQuery models
  • Power BI Desktop August 2019 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Grouping visuals
      • Filter pane auto-update
      • Icon style picker for Icons conditional formatting
      • Conditional formatting warnings
    • Analytics
      • Key influencers improvements
        • Measure support
        • General availability
    • Visualizations
      • xViz visualization suite by Visual BI
        • Multiple Axis chart
        • Marimekko chart
        • Variance chart
        • Horizon chart
    • Data connectivity
      • Support for SAP HANA HDI Containers
      • Edit SAP variables in Power BI Service (preview)
      • PostgreSQL DirectQuery (beta)
      • MarkLogic connector now generally available
      • New Power Platform category within Get Data
    • Template apps
      • Facebook Pages – Basic Analytics
  • Power BI Desktop July 2019 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Icon sets for table and matrix
      • Percent support for conditional formatting by rules
      • New filter pane is now generally available
      • Data colors support when using play axis on scatter charts
      • Performance improves when using relative date and dropdown slicers
    • Analytics
      • Counts for Key influencers visual (preview)
      • Aggregations improvements
        • RLS support
        • Aggregations now generally available
    • Visualizations
      • PowerApps visual is now certified
      • InfoCard
      • Sunburst by MAQ Software
      • Flying Brick visual
    • Data connectivity
      • Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 connector (beta)
      • Azure Cosmos DB Connector is now generally available
      • Dynamics 365 Customer Insights connector
    • Data preparation
      • New Transform: Split column by positions
  • Power BI Desktop June 2019 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Updated pane design
      • Visual level filters for slicers
      • Sorting for the performance analyzer pane
      • Conditional formatting updates for formatting options
        • Visual background and title colors
        • Card colors
        • Gauge fill
      • Visual header tooltips
      • Table & matrix total label customization
      • Sync slicer support for hierarchy slicer
      • Consistent font sizes across visuals
    • Analytics
      • Key Influencers visual updates (preview)
        • Key Influencers with Live Connect to Power BI datasets
        • Key Influencers accessibility
        • Support for Cloud RLS
      • Manage aggregations dialog accessibility
    • Modeling
      • New DAX comparison operator: ==
    • Visualization
      • Personalized visualization pane (preview)
      • SCADAvis.io Synoptic Visual
      • PAFnow Process Mining
      • DualCard
    • Data connectivity
      • Connect to shared and certified datasets
      • Common Data Service connector is now generally available
      • Azure Data Explorer connector is now generally available
      • Enhancements to the Cosmos DB connector
      • Entersoft
    • Data preparation
      • Improvements to M Intellisense
  • Power BI Desktop May 2019 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Performance analyzer pane
      • Filter pane improvements (preview)
        • Sorting filter cards
        • Theming support
      • Table and matrix keyboard navigation
      • Line data label position control
      • KPI visual indicator text size control
    • Analytics
      • Key influencers visual improvements (preview)
        • Binning support
        • Formatting options
        • Mobile support
    • Modeling
      • Disable auto-date tables for new reports
      • Update to the ALLSELECTED DAX function
    • Visualizations
      • ArcGIS maps for Power BI updates
      • Mapbox updates
      • ValQ – Modern Digital Planning
      • Advanced Graph Visual
      • Craydec Control Charts
      • Walkers Animated Pictogram
      • Treemap Bar Chart by MAQ Software
    • Data connectivity
      • Essbase connector: Support for Native Query (MDX).
      • Intune Data Warehouse connector
      • Tenforce connector
      • Roamler connector
    • Other
      • Automatic query cancellation for Power BI Desktop
  • Power BI Desktop April 2019 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Filter pane improvements
        • Support for full filter pane editing
        • Ability to rename filters
        • Filter pane scales with the report page
        • Restrict ability to change filter type
        • Improved filter pane accessibility
      • Conditional formatting for visual titles
      • Conditional formatting for web URL actions for buttons, shapes, and images
    • Analytics
      • Drillthrough across reports
      • Key Influencers visual now supports continuous analysis for numeric targets
      • Python support is now generally available
      • Partial synonym matching for terms in Q&A
    • Modeling
      • New DAX function – ALLCROSSFILTERED
    • Visualizations
      • rainbowGauge
    • Data connectivity
      • Power BI dataflows connector now generally available
      • Oracle Essbase connector now supports DirectQuery and is generally available
      • PDF connector now generally available
      • Web By Example connector – automatic table inference
      • Intersystems IRIS connector
      • Indexima connector
      • Luminis InformationGrid
      • Solver BI360
      • Paxata
    • Data preparation
      • Data Profiling enhancements and general availability
      • Fuzzy merge performance enhancements & general availability
      • M Intellisense supported in formula bar and custom column dialog & is generally available
    • Other
      • Power BI Paginated Report Builder
  • Power BI Desktop March 2019 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Single select slicer
      • Heat map support for Bing maps
      • Cross-highlight by axis labels
      • Default tooltip formatting
      • Static web URL support for buttons, shapes & images
      • Filter pane improvement
      • Page alignment options
      • Selection pane improvements
      • Formatting updates for maps
        • Adjust map points to a smaller size
        • Ability to add zoom buttons
      • Accessible visual interaction
    • Analytics
      • Q&A recommendations for improving results
      • Show dates as a hierarchy now generally available
    • Modelling
      • New modelling view now generally available
      • New DAX functions
    • Custom visuals
      • New certified custom visuals setting in admin portal
      • Craydec Regression Chart
      • Power Slicer
    • Data connectivity
      • PDF connector now supports tables spanning multiple pages (preview)
      • Intelligent Plant’s Industrial App Store connector
      • Azure Cost Management connector
  • Power BI Desktop February 2019 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Updates to the new filter pane (preview)
        • More filter pane formatting
        • Accessibility improvements for the new filtering experience
      • Cross-highlight on a single point in line charts
      • Word wrap on titles
      • Update default visual interaction to cross-filter
      • Rounded corners for visual borders
    • Analytics
      • Key Influencers visual (preview)
      • Insights questions in Q&A
      • Auto-generated suggested questions for Q&A explorer
      • Improved Python & R script editor
    • Custom visuals
      • Additional purchases for custom visuals
      • Advanced Donut Visual
      • Advanced Combo Visual
      • Advanced TimeSeries Visual
      • Advanced Network Visualization
      • 3AG Systems – Line chart with absolute variance
      • Summary Table
      • KPImg
      • Ultimate KPI Card
      • Violin Plot
    • Data connectivity
      • Microsoft Graph Security
      • Guidanz’ BI Connector for OBIEE
      • MarkLogic
      • Kronos Workforce Dimensions
      • SurveyMonkey
      • Qubole Presto
      • Quick Base
      • Sagra Emigo
    • Other
      • Improved Live connect & Direct Query error messages
  • Power BI Desktop December 2018 Feature Summary
    • Here’s the complete list of December updates:
    • Reporting
      • Smart guides for aligning objects on a page
      • ArcGIS Maps for Power BI updates
      • Fields list accessibility support
      • Set tab order for objects on a page
      • Tooltips for button visuals
      • Updated icons for “Visual interactions”
    • Analytics
      • Live connect support for Q&A (preview)
    • Modeling
      • DAX formula bar updates
      • Data view accessibility support
    • Custom visuals
      • BIpm: Interactive directed flow graph
    • Data connectivity
      • AtScale connector (Beta)
      • Oracle Essbase connector (Beta)
    • Data preparation
      • Fuzzy merge – support for Top N best matches
    • Other
      • High contrast support for all panes and report footer
      • Updated keyboard shortcuts dialog
  • Power BI Desktop November 2018 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Expand & collapse matrix row headers
      • Copy & paste between Desktop files
      • Updated filtering experience (preview)
      • Report accessibility improvements
    • Analytics
      • Color saturation on visuals upgraded to use conditional formatting
      • Related questions in the Q&A explorer
    • Modeling
      • New modeling view (preview)
      • Composite models now generally available
      • Modeling accessibility improvements
      • New DAX functions
    • Custom visuals
      • Calendar by MAQ Software
      • Ratings by MAQ Software
      • Hourglass Chart by MAQ Software
      • Forecast Using Multiple Models by MAQ Software
      • Pie Charts Tree
    • Data connectivity
      • Azure DevOps Server connector
      • PDF Connector support for Start Page and End Page parameters
      • Improved Azure Consumption Insights connector
  • Power BI Desktop October 2018 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Search in filter cards
      • Improved accessible authoring experiences
      • Performance improvements for ArcGIS Map
    • Modeling
      • DAX editor improvements
    • Analytics
      • Composite models & Aggregation support in the Power BI service (preview)
      • Explain the increase for non-additive measures
    • Custom visuals
      • Mapbox updates – 3D extrusion on fill maps & more
      • Various bar & column chart visuals by Akvelon
      • 3AG Systems – Column chart with small multiples
      • 3AG Systems – Bar chart with absolute variance
      • 3AG Systems – Column chart with relative variance
    • Data connectivity
      • Web By Example connector is now generally available
      • SAP BW Connector implementation v2 is now generally available
      • SAP BW Message Server Connector is now generally available
      • Vertica connector is now generally available
      • Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central connectors are now generally available
      • New Dynamics 365 Business Central On-premises connector
    • Data preparation
      • Data Profiling in Query Editor (preview)
      • Fuzzy Matching options for Merge Queries (preview)
    • Other
      • Control export data options for your reports
      • Transport layer security settings
  • Power BI Desktop September 2018 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Dot plot layout support in scatter charts
      • Copy value and selection from table & matrix
      • Built-in report theme options
      • Report page tooltips generally available & Card support
      • Accessibility improvements for analytics and formatting pane support
    • Analytics
      • Aggregations (preview)
      • Q&A support for RLS
    • Custom visuals
      • Horizon Chart
      • Text Enhancer by MAQ Software
      • Advance Card
      • Multi KPI
      • Custom visual API updates
    • Data connectivity
      • PDF file connector (preview)
      • SAP BW connector – support for measure properties
      • Dataflows connector (beta)
    • Data preparation
      • M intellisense (preview)
      • Add Column From Examples – support for text padding
  • Power BI Desktop August 2018 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Print reports through Export to PDF
      • Create bookmark groups
      • Theming generally available
      • Slicer restatement
    • Analytics
      • Conditional formatting by values
      • Python integration (preview)
      • Q&A improvements
        • Q&A in Power BI Desktop generally available
        • Better matching experience for Power BI Desktop and Power BI Premium
    • Modeling
      • Data categories for measures
      • Statistical DAX functions
    • Custom visuals
      • 3AG Systems – Column Chart with Variance
      • Scatter Chart by Akvelon
      • Small Multiples Line Chart
      • Add Natural Language Summaries for BI
      • Pivot Slicer
    • Data connectivity
      • Spark connector generally available
  • Power BI Desktop July 2018 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • New visual header with more flexibility and formatting
      • Wallpaper formatting
      • Theming update – more visual and page control (preview)
      • Tooltips for table and matrix
      • Turn tooltips off for visuals
      • Slicer accessibility
      • Formatting pane improvements
      • Stepped line support for line and combo charts
      • Turn off combo chart data labels for individual series
      • Sorting experience improvement
    • Analytics
      • Distribution factor insights
    • Custom visuals
      • Power BI certified category
      • Disabling specific organizational visual
      • Visio custom visual generally available
      • Mapbox custom visual generally available
      • DataText Box custom visual
      • China Scatter Map custom visual
    • Data Connectivity
      • IBM DB2 DirectQuery connector (preview)
      • Improvements to Web By Example connector
        • Support for importing multiple custom tables
        • Automatic completions for specifying sample values
        • Exposure of attribute selectors in HTML.Table function
      • SAP HANA – Default values for variables in Variable Input experience
  • Power BI Desktop June 2018 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • High contrast support for reports
      • Donut radius control
      • Pie and donut detail labels position control
      • Format data labels separately for each measure in a combo chart
      • Longer phone reports
    • Custom visuals
      • Organization Chart
      • China Heat Map
    • Modeling
      • Filtering and sorting in data view
      • Improved locale formatting
    • Data connectivity
      • SAP BusinessWarehouse connector improvements
        • New driver and improved performance
        • Improved support for hierarchy variables
      • Spark connector now supports Windows Authentication
      • OData V4 connector enhancements
      • ODBC connector improvements
        • Folding support for Top Rows
        • Ability to filter navigation by DSN catalog
    • Other
      • National cloud selector
  • Power BI Desktop May 2018 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Conditional formatting by a different field
      • Advanced slicer syncing
      • Log axis improvements
      • Data label options for funnel chart
      • Set line stroke width to zero
    • Analytics
      • Measure drillthrough
    • Power BI Premium
      • Incremental refresh (preview)
    • Custom visuals
      • Collage by CloudScope
      • Chinese Color Map
    • Data connectivity
      • New “From Web” connector – By example data extraction (preview)
      • Common Data Service for Apps connector (beta)
      • Azure KustoDB connector (beta)
      • Google BigQuery and Azure HDInsight Spark connectors now generally available
      • Adobe Analytics connector update – Support for multiple domain logins (preview)
      • Visual Studio Team Services connector update – Analytics views support
      • OLE DB connector update – Support for alternate Windows credentials
      • SAP BW DirectQuery connector update – Improved technical name support
    • Data preparation
      • Improvements to Add Column From Examples
  • Power BI Desktop April 2018 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Q&A Explorer (preview)
      • Buttons to trigger actions
      • Combo chart line styles
      • Improved default sort for visuals
      • Numeric Slicer now generally available
    • Analytics
      • Update your linguistic schema
      • New DAX function: COMBINEVALUES()
    • Custom visuals
      • Organizational visuals now generally available
      • Overview by CloudScope
      • Icon Map by Altius
      • Hexbin Scatterplot
    • Data connectivity
      • Adobe Analytics connector now generally available
      • SAP HANA connector improvement: Port selection
      • Dynamics 365 Business Central connector
  • Power BI Desktop March 2018 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Report page tooltips (preview)
      • Bookmarking is now generally available
      • Display units and precision control for table & matrix columns
      • Turn off the visual header in reading mode for a report
      • Improved default visual placement
    • Custom visuals
      • Mapbox
      • User List by CloudScope
      • Timeline by CloudScope
      • KPI Chart by Akvelon
      • R DataTable
      • Outliers Detection
      • Data Insights by MAQ Software
      • Dumbbell Chart by MAQ Software
      • Clustering using OPTICS by MAQ Software
    • Data connectivity
      • SAP HANA connector enhancements
        • DirectQuery multidimensional support is now generally available
        • SSL certificate validation support
      • SAP BW DirectQuery is now generally available
      • Azure Analysis Services connector is now generally available
    • Other
      • Improved error reporting
      • View previous errors you’ve encountered
  • Power BI Desktop February 2018 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Multi-select data points across multiple charts
      • Sync slicers across multiple pages of your report
      • Numeric range slicer improvement – whole number snapping (preview)
      • Faster geocoding for Bing maps (web preview)
      • Overflow data labels for bar and column charts
      • Search the formatting and analytics pane
    • Analytics
      • Mark custom date table
      • Quick measures are now generally available
      • UTCNOW() and UTCTODAY()
    • Custom visuals
      • Organizational custom visuals (preview)
      • Network Visualization and Filter
      • Slope Chart by MAQ Software
      • Filter by List
      • as Timeline
      • as T-Accounts
    • Data connectivity
      • Improvements to DirectQuery over SAP HANA (preview)
    • Other
      • DirectQuery performance improvements
      • Open and save performance improvements
      • “Show items with no data” improvements
      • Persistent filters control for up coming Power BI service feature
      • Consulting Services quick link
  • Power BI Desktop January 2018 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Show and hide pages
      • Control data label background color for Cartesian and maps visuals
      • Increase area used for axis labels in charts
      • Bar/column padding control
      • Show dates as a hierarchy (preview)
      • Add an anchor date for relative date slicer
      • Top N selection in Q&A
    • Analytics
      • Correlation coefficient quick measure
    • Custom Visuals
      • PowerApps
      • TreeViz
      • Funnel with Source by MAQ Software
      • Box and Whisker chart by MAQ Software
      • Agility Planning Matrix Light
      • Image Grid
      • Gantt Chart by MAQ Software
    • Data connectivity
      • Support for Azure Active Directory authentication for Azure SQL Database & Data Warehouse connectors
    • Other
      • Advanced language settings for the Windows store app
  • Happy New Year from Power BI Desktop
  • Power BI Desktop December 2017 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Q&A for report creation (preview)
      • Cross-highlighting for bookmarks
      • More bookmark flexibility
      • Field properties pane and field descriptions
      • Scatter visual from x- & y-axis groupings
      • High density sampling for maps based on latitude and longitude
      • Responsive slicers
      • New custom visuals
        • Card Browser
        • Table Heatmap
        • Data Image by CloudScope
        • Power KPI Matrix
        • Text Filter
        • ChartAccent – LineChart
        • ChartAccent – BarChart
    • Analytics
      • Drill filters other visuals
    • Data connectivity
      • Adobe Analytics connector (preview)
      • HDInsight Interactive Query connector
      • Data.World connector
      • SAP BW connector improvements:
        • Support for connecting to an SAP BW Message Server
        • Support for Windows Authentication
      • IBM Netezza connector is now generally available
  • Power BI Desktop November 2017 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Rule-based conditional formatting for table and matrix
      • Cell alignment for table and matrix
      • Control visual ordering through the selection pane
      • Lock objects on your report
      • Esri Plus Subscription is available for ArcGIS Maps for Power BI
      • Report options for slow data sources
      • Filtering performance improvements
      • Recently released custom visuals
        • Image Timeline
        • Social network graph
        • Venn diagram by MAQ Software
        • HTML viewer
    • Analytics
      • Cell-level formatting for multidimensional AS models for multi-row card
    • Data connectivity
      • Impala connector – support for Windows Authentication
    • Query editing
      • Add Column From Examples improvements
  • Power BI Desktop October 2017 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Bookmarking (preview)
      • Selection pane and visual display controls
      • Bookmark links for shapes and images (preview)
      • Spotlight
      • Scatter & bubble markers
      • Increase the number of data points shown in scatter charts
    • Analytics
      • Quick measures for SSAS live connections
      • Sales from new customers quick measure
      • Cell-level formatting for multidimensional AS models
    • Data connectivity
      • Vertica connector (beta)
      • SAP BW connector: support for additional member properties
    • Other
      • Power BI Desktop in the Windows Store
      • Improved access to help content
  • Power BI Desktop September 2017 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Drillthrough to another report page
      • Explain the increase/decrease insights (preview)
      • Ribbon chart
      • Theming preview update – chart style controls
      • Accessibility improvements
        • Accessible See data
        • Keyboard shortcut helper dialog
      • High density scatter chart sampling
      • Cartesian gridline style control
      • New community visuals
        • Visio visual (preview)
        • Calendar by Tallan
        • Enlighten Aquarium
        • Impact Bubble Chart
    • Data connectivity
      • Azure Consumption Insights connector
      • Improvements to the Dynamics 365 for Financials connector
  • Power BI Desktop August 2017 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Show values on rows for matrix
      • Color scales on font colors for table & matrix
      • Custom subtotal settings per level of matrix
      • Line styles and legend options
      • Scatter chart performance improvements
      • New custom visuals
        • Dot Plot by MAQ Software
        • Power KPI
        • Funnel plot
        • Beyondsoft Calendar
    • Analytics
      • What if parameters
      • New scatter chart analytics features
        • Symmetry shading
        • Ratio line
      • New quick measure: weighted average
    • Data connectivity
      • Live connect to the Power BI service is generally available
      • Google BigQuery connector (beta)
  • Power BI Desktop July 2017 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • New table & matrix visuals are now generally available
      • Renaming fields in visuals
      • Custom visuals store integration
      • Relative date filters
      • Responsive layout for visuals (preview)
      • New waterfall chart option – breakdown
      • Custom visual updates
        • Drilldown Choropleth
        • Drilldown Cartogram
        • Drilldown Player
        • Certified custom visuals
    • Analytics & modeling
      • Quick measures from the community
        • Star rating
        • Concatenated list of values
      • Bidirectional cross filtering for DirectQuery is now generally available
    • Data connectivity
      • Snowflake connector general availability
    • Query editing
      • Add Column from Examples enhancements
  • Power BI Desktop June 2017 Feature Summary
    • Reporting
      • Data bars for new table & matrix (preview)
      • Markers on line, area, & combo charts
      • Accessible reports
        • Consume Power BI reports with keyboard navigation and screen reader support
        • Create accessible reports
      • Visuals font family setting
      • Horizontal Image Slicer
      • Combo chart formatting updates
        • Force zeros to align between the two axes
        • Shade area of the line
      • Bing maps improvements
        • Map themes
        • Improved geo hierarchy experience
      • High density line sampling
    • Data connectivity
      • Custom Data Connectors support
      • Power BI service Live Connect to On Premises and Push streaming datasets
      • Impala connector is now generally available
      • Amazon Redshift connector is now generally available
      • SAP BW connector – DirectQuery support (beta)
      • IBM Netezza connector (beta)
    • Query editing
      • “Add Column from Examples” enhancements
  • Power BI Desktop May 2017 Feature Summary
    • Report view
      • Relative date slicer (preview)
      • New table visual (preview)
      • Combo chart data label enhancements
      • More URL support in table & matrix
      • Mailto links in textbox
    • Analytics
      • Report level measures for live connections to Analysis Services tabular models & Power BI service datasets
      • 2 new quick measures (preview): Total for category & Rolling average
      • Bin by count
    • Data connectivity
      • New connector: Dynamics 365 for Customer Insights
      • Combine files – ability to reference “First File” as example
    • Query editing
      • Two new transforms:
        • Extract text before/after/between delimiters
        • Unpivot only selected columns
  • Connecting to datasets in the Power BI service from Desktop
  • Quick Measures Preview
  • Power BI Desktop April 2017 Feature Summary
    • Report view
      • Rename axis titles
      • New matrix visual enhancements: column sorting, column resizing, and word wrapping (preview)
    • Analytics
      • Quick measures and show value as (preview)
      • Q&A in Spanish (preview)
    • Data connectivity
      • Connect to datasets in the Power BI service (preview)
      • Redshift Connector: beta support & publish to Power BI service
      • SAP HANA & BW Connectors: enhancements to parameter input experience
    • Query editing
      • Add column by example
      • Split column (by delimiter/number of characters) into rows
      • Group by – basic mode
      • Go to column
  • Power BI Community Report Theme Gallery
  • Power BI Desktop March 2017 Feature Summary
    • Report view
      • Report theming preview
      • New matrix visual preview
      • Textbox font color
      • Numeric range slicer preview
      • Percent of total on pie and donut chart data labels
      • Cross-highlight using multiple series
    • Analytics
      • Clustering is now generally available
    • Data connectivity
      • New Connector: Azure Analysis Services
      • Azure Data Lake Store connector is now generally available
      • DB2 connector: option to specify package collection
      • Combine binaries: ability to specify sample file to use
    • Query editing
      • Split column by delimiter: automatic detection of delimiter character
  • Power BI Desktop February 2017 Feature Summary
    • Report view
      • Word wrap on matrix row headers
      • X- and Y-axis font size control
      • Cartesian chart minimum category width
      • Line chart line thickness and join type controls
    • Analytics
      • 2 new Quick Calcs: Percent of row total & percent of column total
    • Data connectivity
      • ODBC and OLE DB connectors: support for selecting related tables
      • Enhanced Folder connector: support for combining binaries from the Preview dialog
      • Unified text & CSV connectors
      • PowerApps Common Data Service connector
    • Query editing improvements
      • Specify the desired column type and locale in column headers type menus
      • Easily insert steps in existing queries
    • Other
      • Solution Templates and Partner Showcase quick access
  • Power BI Desktop January 2017 Feature Summary
    • Report View
      • Table header word wrap
      • Table & matrix conditional formatting improvement – blank formatting
      • New aggregations for string and dateTime columns
      • Phone reports GA
    • Data Connectivity
      • Visual Studio Team Services connector
      • Enhanced SQL Server connector – support for SQL Failover option
    • Query Editing Improvements
      • New transform: extract values from a nested list
  • Power BI Desktop – 2016 Year in Review
  • Announcing the Preview of Download Power BI Desktop files from the web
  • Power BI Desktop November 2016 Feature Summary
    • Report View
      • Dropdown slicer
      • Hierarchical axis
      • Matrix conditional formatting
      • Table & matrix column formatting
      • Axis label and title color control
      • Phone reports scrolling
    • Analytics
      • 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
  • Power BI Desktop October 2016 Feature Summary
    • Report View
      • Date slicer
      • Report gridlines and snap to grid (Preview)
      • Data label improvements
      • Map formatting options
      • Improved date axis range formatting
    • Analytics
      • Grouping
      • Binning
      • Top N filter
      • Include/Exclude data points
      • R-powered custom visuals
    • Data Connectors
      • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials
      • OLEDB
      • Mixpanel
    • Query Editing Improvements
      • Support for table parameters in “Invoke Function” dialog
    • Other Improvements
      • Diagnostic information in the “About” dialog
  • August Power BI Desktop Update: Updated Drill experience
  • Power BI Desktop August 2016 Feature Summary
    • Report View
      • Drill on line chart
      • Continuous axis for Date axis
      • General availability of inline hierarchies
      • Predefined matrix styles
      • Reorder fields in charts and tooltips
      • Color formatting for KPI visual
    • Analytics
      • Analytics pane
      • Dynamic reference lines
    • Data Connectors
      • Impala DirectQuery support
      • Snowflake connector
      • Improved Web connector – Web page previews
      • General availability of SAP BW connector
    • Query Editing Improvements
      • Option to Merge/Append as New Query
    • Other Improvements
      • Auto-recover Desktop files