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The September 2017 Power BI Desktop update introduces ribbon charts, a feature to explain the increase or decrease for any chart point and a drill-through feature allowing you to temporarily switch to a summary page.
- What's New in Power BI Desktop - September 2017 Update
- Drill-through to a Summary Report Page
- Ribbon Charts
- Automatically explaining the increase or decrease
- Showing Keyboard Short-Cuts
- Preview Features (this blog)
Posted by Andy Brown on 12 September 2017
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In what may become a regular feature of this monthly update blog, here are the features currently in preview:
You can get to this dialog box from the File -> Options and settings menu, then clicking on the Options tab and then the Preview features tab.
Here's a quick run-through of what to expect:
|Shape map visual||This has been in preview for donkey's years, and I suspect may be quietly removed at some stage.|
|Custom report themes||These will allow you to create JSON files (similar to CSS style sheets) giving your charts a default look: powerful, but not that easy to use.|
|Numeric range slicer||For example, this slicer would allow you to show all products with a sale price more than 10 pounds.|
|Spanish language support||Que sera sera.|
|Quick measures||These will allow you to show a wide range of new statistics, and are probably the best feature in waiting. They seem to have been in preview mode for quite a few months, now ...|
|Custom data connectors||You'll need to use the M query language and the Power Query SDK to create these, so they're strictly for developers.|