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Changes introduced in the June 2019 Power BI update
Part seven 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
  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 (this blog)

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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Features waiting in preview

Here are the changes currently waiting in preview:

Features in preview

Coming to Power View some time soon?

And here's my take on how useful each feature will be, together with the length of time in months the feature has been stuck in limbo:

Feature Notes Rating Months
Shape map visual Surely some time soon Microsoft will throw in the towel for this? 4 17
Spanish language support for Q&A The spirit of manana seems to have infected this feature. 2 17
New web table inference This will allow you to scrape even websites which don't have well-structured tables. 7 3
Incremental refresh policies This will give Premium users the ability to update only data which has changed. 7 14
Manage aggregations This will allow you to load data into a model at summarised level, while still allowing drill-down. 6 10
New filter experience A completely new look-and-feel to filtering - but when will it be released? 9 8
Q&A live connect You'll be able to ask questions against live connections to databases. 2 7
Key influencers visual A new visual to show the main factors influencing changes to a key metric (such as sales). 7 5
Personalised visualisations pane This will give you the ability to have your own customised view of the visuals pane. 8 1

The higher the rating, the more generally useful I expect the feature to be.

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