New features in the February 2018 update of Power BI Desktop
Part two of a nine-part series of blogs

You can now search for formatting properties, have slicers which work across pages and create quick measures, among other new features.

  1. Power BI Desktop - February 2018 update new features
  2. Search for a formatting property (this blog)
  3. Quick Measures
  4. Synchronising slicers across report pages
  5. Multi-select data points in a chart
  6. Overflow data labels
  7. Marking date tables as such
  8. Extra DAX functions
  9. Features still in preview as of February 2018

For a cumulative list of all of the updates to Power BI Desktop in the last few year or two, see this blog.  Our two-day Power BI Desktop course always uses the latest version of the software.

Posted by Andy Brown on 15 February 2018

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Search for a formatting property

It got low billing in Microsoft's monthly update blog, but for me this is the best change of the month!

Search box

While formatting any visual, you can type in part of the name of the property that you want to change.


Here's an example of how this could work: 

Searching for labels

Want to know all the label properties? Type in lab (no need to press Enter) and this is what you'll see.

The list of formatting properties has been getting long and unwieldy in recent months, and anything which makes it easier to find the one you're looking for has to be good news.

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