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The most important changes included in the June 2017 Power BI Desktop update
Part three of a nine-part series of blogs

This update includes lots of nice features, such as line markers and the ability to change font typefaces, as well as many more changes!

  1. Changes for the June 2017 update for Power BI Desktop
  2. Data Bars in the Preview Table and Matrix Visualisations
  3. Chart Line Markers and Line Effects (this blog)
  4. Making reports accessible to people with disabilities
  5. Changes to maps
  6. Improvements to the Column by Example feature
  7. Horizontal slicers can now contain images
  8. Font family support for visuals
  9. Changes for combination charts

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 26 June 2017

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Chart Line Markers and Line Effects

I really like this new feature!

Line markers

Markers on a chart make it easier to differentiate data points, as well as helping colour-blind people interpret data.

 

You can set markers for line and area charts as follows:

Shapes category

The new Shapes section lets you control whether markers appear, and if so how.  You can also change the thickness of the line, and how Power BI Desktop joins line segments together.

 

New feature of the month?  It would probably win my nomination.

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