Changes introduced in the June 2019 Power BI update
Part one of a seven-part series of blogs

Although there aren't many changes this month, the ones that there are of unusually high quality. The new look to Power BI is welcome (even if it does mean we have to rewrite all of our courseware), and we're looking forward to using the new conditional formatting options and visual header tooltips.

  1. Changes introduced in the June 2019 Power BI update (this blog)
  2. A new look-and-feel (sob!)
  3. More conditional formats / expression-bound formatting
  4. It is now possible to filter slicers themselves
  5. Visual header tooltips
  6. Assorted other minor changes
  7. Features waiting in preview

For a cumulative list of all of the updates to Power BI Desktop in the last few years see this blog, or have a look at the Power BI courses that we run.

Posted by Andy Brown on 14 June 2019

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Changes introduced in the June 2019 Power BI update

Not that many changes this month, but the quality is high and it's been a pleasure writing this blog.  It's the new Power BI look-and-feel which will catch the eye, but I love visual header tooltips, and the roll-out of conditional formats throughout Power BI is gathering pace.

Change Notes
New look-and-feel Power BI looks much cleaner, and icons are easier to read.  On the downside, we'll now need to redo every screen shot in our Power BI courseware ...
More conditional formats You can now dynamically format a host of new properties, such as a visual's background colour and a gauge's fill colour.
Filtering slicers You can now apply a filter to a slicer, to restrict the choices available to a report user.
Visual header tooltips These effectively are help buttons for visuals - and very nice they are too.
Other changes Other minor changes include a facility to change total labels in tables and matrices and the ability to change the sort order for performance results.

In addition to the changes above, as ever I've included a list of the features waiting in preview, so that you can see what's coming down the road (or in the case of the poor Shape Map visual, what never left the previous station?). 

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