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Posted by Andy Brown on 28 October 2021
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Changes for the October 2021 Power BI Update
From what I can see this month's update only contains one change to the core Power BI Desktop product - the introduction of some DAX bitwise functions:
|Functions||What they do|
|BITLSHIFT, BITRSHIFT||Shift bits one to the left or right.|
|BITAND, BITOR, BITXOR||Allow comparisons of individual bits.|
I can't imagine why you would ever want to use any of these functions in a normal environment, let alone in Power BI.
However, I have recently discovered two changes which were introduced some time in the past year, but which slipped under the Microsoft updates radar:
|Persistent filters||You can now prevent one user's filter changes from appearing when the next user views a report.|
|Personal bookmarks||In Power BI Service users can create their own personal bookmarks to save their filter settings.|
Waiting in the wings are the Azure map visual (still!), modern tooltips and a paginated report visual, to name but 3:
Power BI features in preview after the October 2021 update.
I've just been doing a bit of research, and the shape map visual was first introduced as a Power BI preview feature in January 2018, as this blog proves. This means it's coming up to its fourth birthday. Party, anyone?