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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
- A new (and better) start-up procedure (this blog)
- 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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A new (and better) start-up procedure
This is the change which most immediately hits you when you start the latest version of Power BI Desktop - it looks different. Starting with the icon:
|Out with the old ...||... and in with the new!|
The splash screen is different too:
No more irritating and untrue messages saying that Power BI is "initialising a model" which it can't possibly yet know about.
If you don't like the start-up screen, you can ask not to see it again:
I for one will eagerly untick this box!
If you change your mind about this, you can always redisplay the start-up screen:
If you choose this menu option, you'll get a chance to change your mind.
I like the new look!