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A summary of new features introduced in the August 2019 Power BI update
Part five of a six-part series of blogs

This was a month of few updates. Our favourite by far is that you can now group visuals, but the Key Influencers visual has also emerged from the preview shadows.

  1. New changes for the August 2019 Power BI update
  2. Grouping visuals
  3. The new Key Influencers visual
  4. You can now choose from conditional icon sets
  5. Updating old reports to the new filter pane (this blog)
  6. Features waiting in preview as of August 2019

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 19 August 2019

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Updating old reports to the new filter pane

Microsoft obviously want to turn off the old filter pane at some stage, and so have set by default an option to update old reports.  If you don't want this to happen, you can turn this option off.  First go into Power BI's Options menu:

Options menu

Select this option in Power BI.


You can then choose to turn this auto-update feature off:

Turning on filter pane

Untick the option shown to keep your legacy reports as they are.

I'm not sure why you might object to this feature, but it's good that you can turn it off ... at least for now!

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