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Power BI Desktop - January 2017 update
Part one of a five-part series of blogs

A summary of the (small) changes in Microsoft's January 2017 Power BI Desktop update.

  1. Power BI Desktop - January 2017 update (this blog)
  2. Word Wrap in Column Headings
  3. Conditional Formatting of Blank Values in a Matrix or Table
  4. Summarising to show earliest/latest dates, or first/last text
  5. Creating Phone Optimised Reports

For a cumulative list of all of the updates to Power BI Desktop since November 2016 see this blog, or have a look at the Power BI courses that we run.

Posted by Andy Brown on 08 February 2017

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Power BI Desktop - January 2017 update

The changes included in the update in this blog are:

New feature Notes
Column heading word wrap It's only a little thing, but welcome nonetheless - you can now wrap text in the headings for any table column.
Conditional formatting of blanks Following on from a recent update allowing conditional formatting in matrices, you can now apply special treatment to blanks.
Earliest and latest dates You can now summarise to show the earliest or latest date for any category in a table or matrix, or to show the first or last text in alphabetical order.
Phone optimised reports You can now design reports specifically with a mobile phone layout in mind.

There's also an option to import nested lists, but this is surely a niche requirement!

This blog doesn't cover all of the new features - just the ones which we think people will find useful.  For a comprehensive list, go to the Microsoft Power BI Update site.

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