New features introduced in the July 2019 update of Power BI
Part one of a seven-part series of blogs

There are big changes to conditional formatting this month (you can display icons, and use percent-based thresholds), but the biggest change of all is the release - finally - of the new filter pane.

  1. Changes introduced in the July 2019 Power BI update (this blog)
  2. The new fllter pane
  3. Adding icons into the table and matrix visuals
  4. Conditional formatting using percentages
  5. Aggregation tables
  6. Little updates and 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 Sam Lowrie on 02 August 2019

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Changes introduced in the July 2019 Power BI update

July's update saw some modest changes, as well as the release (finally) of the new Filter Pane from preview. While Andy is in Samoa enjoying the good life, this is Sam filling in with a review of what's new in the Power BI July 2019 update!

Change Notes
The new Filter Pane is released Sneaking into view while Andy is on holiday, the new filter pane becomes generally available.
Icon sets for tables and matrces Add icons to show performance using basic rules or via measures. You can display anything from a simple tick to an owl gif!
Percent support for conditional  rules Conditional formatting rules can now be based on a percentage instead of a fixed value.
Aggregations are now generally available Reduce query times by referencing pre-aggregated data within your BI model.
Other changes Query Editor now has a new split-by-columns option, compatibility issues have been fixed for a few features, and other minor updates.

Those features still doomed to the void of preview development can be found here.

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