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New features introduced in the July 2019 update of Power BI
Part seven 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
  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 (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 Sam Lowrie on 02 August 2019

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Features waiting in preview

Here are the changes currently waiting in preview:

Power BI Preview features July 2019

One of the few times there are less features than the month before!

And here's Andy's 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 18
Spanish language support for Q&A The spirit of manana seems to have infected this feature. 2 18
New web table inference This will allow you to scrape even websites which don't have well-structured tables. 7 4
Incremental refresh policies This will give Premium users the ability to update only data which has changed. 7 15
Q&A live connect You'll be able to ask questions against live connections to databases. 2 8
Key influencers visual A new visual to show the main factors influencing changes to a key metric (such as sales). 7 6
Personalised visualisations pane This will give you the ability to have your own customised view of the visuals pane. 8 2

The higher the rating, the more generally useful Andy expects the feature to be.

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