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This month's big story is a huge range of improvements to the Q&A feature in Power BI, with more in the preview pipeline. There are also a built-in PowerApps visual, improvements to data profiling in Query Editor and a new template for connecting to datasets.
- Updates to Power BI for October 2019 (this blog)
- The new Q+A visual, and many other Q+A changes
- The PowerApps visual is now part of Power BI
- Data profiling enhancements in Query Editor
- PBIDS files to create data access templates
- Features in Power BI preview as at October 2019
Posted by Andy Brown on 20 October 2019
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Updates to Power BI for October 2019
Here's what Microsoft have to say about this month's updates:
Here are our more measured words!
And here are the main changes (as always, I've omitted features still in preview, new custom visuals and obscure data connectors):
|Q&A visual||If you liked the Q&A feature before, you will love it now - Microsoft have gone to great lengths to embed it within Power BI.|
|PowerApps visual||You can now create PowerApps visuals within your reports using a standard visual.|
|Data profiling changes||There are a few improvements to data profiling in Query Editor (the feature which allows you to find anomalies in data that you're loading).|
|New PBIDS file format||You can now create a type of report template which prompts users to choose to which data they want to connect.|
Despite my threat in last month's blog I've also retained the traditional list of preview features, because Microsoft have added two useful new announcements to this.