Power BI | July 2018 Updates

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Power BI saw four key updates in June, all of which you can read about below!

Filters and slicers - report sharing

2018 saw some excellent improvements made to the way customers can collaborate with teams and partners, especially through the announcement of report sharing in Power BI. Filters and slicers can now be applied - which means that users don’t have to take a screenshot or explain their configuration methods for their desired report view. They just have to click ‘Share with current filters and slicers’ in the share plane. Once sent, recipients will receive the URL as usual. When they open the file, the report preferences will already have been applied.

They can also simply bookmark that URL, and retain the filters and slicers in the same way. This feature is currently disabled for reports with custom visuals, but Microsoft will have them up and running very soon.

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Fuss-free datasets with Power BI

Also improved is the gateway connections user experience. It’s now a lot easier to set up datasets in Power BI - the new interface seamlessly guides users through a range of configurations to match their preferences. Find out more about this update here.  

On-premises gateway

Microsoft also updated the Power BI On-Premises data gateway for June 2018. This new version will match the June updates for Desktop, and will ensure compatibility too. Simply install the new gateway to give it a test-run.

Improved report canvas for mobile

The Power BI report canvas has also seen some useful updates: namely, an enlarged screen size, providing users with far better visuals than before. The top and bottom action bars are also now hidden after the report loads, allowing users to see even more of the report without scrolling.

Power BI Desktop

There were also updates to Power BI Desktop which are highlighted in the video below!


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