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What's new in the May 2020 Power BI update
Part one 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 (this blog)
  2. Visuals can now have drop shadows
  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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New features introduced in the May 2020 Power BI Update

Two updates in one month!  (The April update was actually introduced on May 6th).  This month sees lots of nice new features:

Feature Notes
Drop shadows You can add drop shadows to all visuals - simple, but welcome!
Button fill images Instead of spending ages customising the text and icon for a clickable button, you can use images instead.
Decomposition trees The decomposition tree visual provides a seriously mean way to display the breakdown of data.
Better page navigation The new features introduced in March 2020 allowing you to click on a button to go to another page have been enhanced, letting you use expressions to control when the buttons work and what they do.
Better drill-through

The decomposition tree, in particular, is an impressive "new" feature (it's been trialled by Microsoft for months, but has finally emerged from preview). 

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