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There are few changes in the November 2019 update of Power BI
Part three of a three-part series of blogs

The only significant change to Power BI for the November 2019 update is the introduction of conditional formatting for buttons, although there are exciting things now waiting in preview.

  1. The November 2019 update to Power BI
  2. Conditional formatting of button properties
  3. Power BI features in preview as of November 2019 (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 Andy Brown on 25 November 2019

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Power BI features in preview as of November 2019

Here are the features currently waiting in preview for Power BI Desktop:

The new features

The new features waiting in the wings.

Here's my 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 Will the shape map ever leave limbo? 4 22
Spanish language support for Q&A The spirit of manana seems to have infected this feature. 2 22
New web table inference This will allow you to scrape even websites which don't have well-structured tables. 7 8
Incremental refresh policies This will give Premium users the ability to update only data which has changed. 7 19
Q&A live connect You'll be able to ask questions against live connections to databases. 2 12
AI Insights function browser Detect the language used in text or assign a score to its sentiment using a range of AI tools. 4 1
Automatic page refresh If you're using DirectQuery, this useful feature will allow you to set your page to refresh as often as you like (the minimum refresh interval allowed will be 1 second!). 8 2
Personalised visualisations pane This will give you the ability to have your own customised view of the visuals pane. 8 6
Query Diagnostics This will be similar to the SQL Server Query Profiler tool, allowing you to find bottlenecks in your data access. 8 2
Updated ribbon You can see what the new ribbon will look like here. 9 1
Decomposition tree visual A decomposition tree is a visual which shows a tree showing the breakdown of a number at different stages of a process. 7 1

The higher the rating, the more generally useful I'd expect the feature to be. 

  1. The November 2019 update to Power BI
  2. Conditional formatting of button properties
  3. Power BI features in preview as of November 2019 (this blog)
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