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The most important changes included in the June 2017 Power BI Desktop update
Part one 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 (this blog)
  2. Data Bars in the Preview Table and Matrix Visualisations
  3. Chart Line Markers and Line Effects
  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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Changes for the June 2017 update for Power BI Desktop

There are more (and better) changes than usual for this update (which actually came out after the middle of the month).  Here are the ones which we think will interest people who attend our courses:

New feature Notes
Data bars You can now overlay data bars on top of table or matrix values, although only using the new preview visuals.
Markers You can add markers to line charts - they look good too!
Accessibility You can add alternative text to many parts of a visualisation, to help people with screen readers.
Maps Bing is about to undergo an update, which will allow you to choose from 4 themes (rather than the current 2 enabled for this update).
Query by example You can use many more transforms, and Query Editor will also suggest ideas to you.
Image slicers You can now create horizontal image slicers, as well as vertical ones.
Font family You can change the typeface of many parts of a visual.
Combination charts You can align zeros on the two chart axes, and also turn the line chart component into an area one.
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