Sunday, August 28, 2016

What's new in August update of PowerBI?

Believe me it is a very powerful data visualization tool. If you do not have PowerBI do not worry. You can sign up for free desktop PowerBI.  Follow the link at the end of the post.

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If you are new to PowerBI get a head start using this 'from scratch' post here.

PowerBI got updated in August 2016 and the following categories got new stuff or improvements:

Report View
  • Drill on line chart
    Continuous axis for Date axis
    General availability of inline hierarchies
    Predefined matrix styles
    Reorder fields in charts and tooltips
    Color formatting for KPI visual
  • Analytics pane
    Dynamic reference lines
Data Connectors
  • Impala DirectQuery support
    Snowflake connector
    Improved Web connector – Web page previews
    General availability of SAP BW connector
Query editing improvements
  • Option to Merge/Append as New Query
Desktop improvement
  • Auto-recover Desktop files
Watch the video here:

Get more details in the form of a video for each of the new items or improvements here.

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