Power BI Desktop | May 2019 Update

Mark Terry
Categories: Data & AI Product Updates
Tags: Microsoft Power BI
Microsoft Power BI May 2019 Update

The May updates for Microsoft Power BI have arrived, and there are plenty of compelling new features and visuals to sink your teeth into. The latest version of the software is now available to download, and can be found on the Windows Store for anyone running Windows 10. 

Microsoft has released a Latest Updates video to give users a full overview, but here's a list of all the key updates for May 2019:

Analytics

  • Improvements to the Key Influencers visuals. This includes binning support, extra formatting options and support for mobile devices.

Reporting

  • A Performance Analyser tool to examine the performance of report elements.

  • Filter pane improvements mean you can now drag and drop filter cards within the pane to arrange them how you want to.

  • Keyboard navigation for the table and matrix visual, helping keyboard and screen readers interact more with the visuals.

  • Position control for line data labels to help clearly understand which data label corresponds with which line.

  • KPI visual now supports the ability to change the text size of the indicator.

Modelling

  • You can now disable auto-date tables for all new reports if you prefer to use your own date tables.

  • The ALLSELECTED DAX feature has been updated to support multiple arguments, similar to the ALL function.

Visuals

  • New ArcGIs maps for Power BI integrates Esri into the Power BI world to provide users with the ability to create visually-pleasing, insightful maps with their data.

  • There are six new custom visuals and updates to enjoy.

Data connectivity

  • The Essbase connector has been enhanced to support Native Queries (MDX) when you are using Import mode.

  • The Intune connector, which enables you to connect your Intune Data Warehouse to construct reports and gain insight into your enterprise mobile environment.

  • The Tenforce connector can give you an integrated overview of your company's operational status and performance on a global scale.

  • The Roamler connector enables qualified workers to get paid for performing standardised, curated tasks in Healthcare, Retail and Home Installations.

Miscellaneous

  • Automatic query cancellation for obsolete visual queries.

For more detailed information on these updates, you can look at Microsoft's own blog post which offers detailed information about all the new features for May 2019.

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