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Updates made in February 2017 to Power BI Desktop.
Part one of a six-part series of blogs

A summary of the most important changes for Power BI Desktop users in the February 2017 update.

  1. Power BI Desktop - February Update (this blog)
  2. Word wrap within matrix row and column headers
  3. Changing the font size in chart axes
  4. Setting a minimum category width for some charts
  5. Controlling the width of lines in line charts
  6. Showing percentages as quick calculations

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 16 February 2017

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Power BI Desktop - February Update

The changes included in this update are:

New feature Notes
Matrix row header word wrap This underwhelming new feature allows you to wrap text in row headers in matrices.
Axis font size You can now change the font size in X and Y axis titles.
Minimum category widths You can now make sure your categories are readable in charts by giving them minimum widths.
Thicker lines in charts You can change the stroke width of line charts, and also control what the joins between lines look like.
New quick calc options You can now show figures in a table or matrix as a percentage of the column or row totals.

As always, this blog covers the features which we think people we've trained will find useful.  For a comprehensive list dotting every i and crossing every t, go to the Microsoft Power BI update page.

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