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What's new in the May 2020 Power BI update
Part two of a six-part series of blogs

The May 2020 update is a good one! The decomposition tree is a seriously good new visual, drop shadows are a nice idea well-implemented, and there are lots of improvements to the way buttons look and work.

  1. New features introduced in the May 2020 Power BI Update
  2. Visuals can now have drop shadows (this blog)
  3. Buttons can have fill images
  4. The new Decomposition Tree visual
  5. Improvements to page navigation buttons
  6. The drill-through action is out of preview, and enhanced

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Posted by Andy Brown on 24 May 2020

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Visuals can now have drop shadows

There's a new effect in town!  You could already apply rounded corners to visuals:

Rounded corners

A couple of visuals with rounded corners.

 

However you can now apply a shadow effect too - here's an example:

Shadow effect

This shadow is set to show to the bottom right of the visual, and outside of it.

 

Weirdly, you can decide to show your shadow inside a visual instead:

Inside shadow

I've set this shadow to be inside the visual, and to be at the bottom left of the visual.

 

Here are the formatting options available to you: 

Shadow format options

You can even set the shadow colour to an expression (for example, the higher sales are, the darker the shadow colour), although I haven't shown how to do this here.

 

Strangely, the one thing you CAN'T do is to change the width of the shadow, although the default width looks pretty good to me.

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