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There are a few good changes to Power BI Desktop this month, including a better icon and splash screen, on-canvas help (albeit pitched at too low a level) and the ability to let users tweak visuals you've published.
- October 2020 update of Power BI Desktop (this blog)
- A new (and better) start-up procedure
- On-screen help (canvas watermarks)
- Personalising visuals
- Better recognition of Excel and JSON tables
- Exporting data from a Q and A visual
Posted by Andy Brown on 22 October 2020
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October 2020 update of Power BI Desktop
Who writes the cheesy introductions on the Microsoft update website? Here's this month's:
I think I'd probably just about agree with the above. Here are the main changes introduced in the October 2020 update:
|Start-up screens||There's a new icon and new splash screen, and you can hide the annoying start-up window.|
|On-screen help||A new feature called canvas watermarks displays on-screen help to new users.|
|Personalised visuals||You can allow consumers of your published reports to make changes to them.|
|Excel and JSON tables||Query Editor is now better at identifying Excel tables, and flattening JSON ones.|
|Exporting from Q&A visuals||You can now export data from a Q&A visual.|
Probably the most exciting new feature is in preview: you can manipulate Power BI reports in Hololens 2 in three dimensions, allowing you to pretend you're Tom Cruise in Minority Report.