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The November 2020 update includes zoom sliders and a better apply filter button
Part one of a three-part series of blogs

This month's update allows you to zoom in on a particular part of a chart using sliders, and also lets you save up filters to apply them all in one go.

  1. Power BI Desktop - November 2020 Updates (this blog)
  2. Zoom Sliders for Charts
  3. Changes to applying filters to reduce your number of queries

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Posted by Andy Brown on 27 November 2020

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Power BI Desktop - November 2020 Updates

There are a couple of nice new features in this update, although as is so often the case it's the tantalising promise of things to come which is most exciting.

Here's what's new this month:

Feature Notes
Zoom sliders in charts You can zoom in on a particular part of a chart using horizontal or vertical sliders.
Apply button To speed up your reports you can tell Power BI to apply all of your filters in one go (and even change the colour of this apply button!).

There are big improvements to model layout coming, but strictly speaking they are still in preview so I will wait to blog on them till they emerge into the light of day:

Upgrading model view

You now see this slightly scary message - if this is a preview option, why do you get prompted to apply it? And why is this upgrade a one-way ticket?

  1. Power BI Desktop - November 2020 Updates (this blog)
  2. Zoom Sliders for Charts
  3. Changes to applying filters to reduce your number of queries
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