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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.
- Changes introduced in the June 2019 Power BI update
- A new look-and-feel (sob!)
- More conditional formats / expression-bound formatting
- It is now possible to filter slicers themselves
- Visual header tooltips
- Assorted other minor changes (this blog)
- Features waiting in preview
Posted by Andy Brown on 14 June 2019
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Assorted other minor changes
In addition to the big changes to Power BI Report already mentioned in this blog series, here are a few other improvements worth knowing about.
Matrix and table total labels
This is a feature specially for those who don't like the word Total:
You can now change the row and column total labels in a table or matrix.
Here's how you change these labels:
Here I've gone for a more detailed description of what's being totalled.
And here's what the results look like:
Pretty much what you might expect!
Sorting in the Performance Analyzer pane
In the new Performance Analyzer pane, you can now sort the results:
You can sort the results by the total time spent, the order in which the actions occurred (as here), the time spent for each DAX query and (where applicable) Direct Query and the time spent to display each visual.
Better M Intellisense
M Intellisense now includes help on parameter usage in more places (such as when adding custom columns):
There's more explanation of what parameters mean, and how to use them.
You can also now hover over function names to see pop-up help text:
Hovering over a function produces text explaining its syntax.
A new DAX comparison operator
When you're comparing two things in DAX, you can now use the == operator. I'll let Microsoft explain this:
I admit I've only included this for completeness: even DAX developers probably won't be that interested in this!
More consistent font sizes
Apparently not all equal font sizes actually were equal, as some properties were measured in pixels and some in points. Microsoft have changed this so that virtually everything is now measured in points:
There are apparently a few hold-outs (such as textboxes), which will be fixed in the coming months.
That noise you can hear is the bottom of a barrel being scraped!