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Field descriptions anyone? This is a fairly minor update, although we like responsive horizontal slicers, and there are some exciting things coming up in preview mode.
- December 2017 Updates (this blog)
- Field descriptions
- Scatter charts now compare numerical values
- Responsive slicers
- Drilling down filters all visuals for a page
- Undocumented new features
Posted by Andy Brown on 04 January 2018
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December 2017 Updates
A little later than usual, here are the updates introduced into Power BI Desktop in December 2017:
|Field descriptions||You can now give fields descriptions, which appear as tooltips when you linger over them.|
|Scatter charts for numbers||If you compare two numbers, you can choose not to aggregate them to show all combinations in your dataset.|
|Responsive slicers||You can tell Power BI Desktop to change the display of horizontal slicers as you resize them.|
|Drill-down filters visuals||When you drill-down in a chart containing a hierarchy, this now (by default) filters other visuals.|
|Other changes||It's easier now to change font sizes, and to move objects forward or backward.|
As so often, though, the big story is what's happening for preview features. Imminent changes include bookmarks (which are getting ever more sophisticated), quick measures and Q&A for reports (and not just for dashboards).