What's new and planned for Power BI

This topic lists features that are planned to release from April 2020 through September 2020. Because this topic lists features that may not have released yet, delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released (see Microsoft policy).

In the General availability column, the feature will be delivered within the month listed. The delivery date can be any day within that month. Released features show the full date, including the day of release.

This check mark (This feature is released. ) shows which features have been released for public preview or early access and for general availability.

Power BI Desktop

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Visual personalization for end users Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2020
Composite models over Power BI and Azure Analysis Services datasets Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Aug 2020
Drillthrough buttons Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2020
Filter pane migration End users, automatically - Apr 2020
Office ribbon in Power BI Desktop (General availability) Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2020
Personalized visualizations pane End users, automatically This feature is released. Sep 1, 2019 May 2020
Hierarchy slicer Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - May 2020
Incremental refresh (General availability) Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - May 2020
DirectQuery support for AI visuals End users, automatically - Jun 2020
Decomposition Tree (General availability) End users, automatically This feature is released. Nov 10, 2019 Jun 2020
Conditional formatting for totals and subtotals Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Jul 2020
Automatic page refresh (General availability) Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Sep 2020

Power BI Embedded

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Scale out with Azure capacity resources End users by admins, makers, or analysts - Sep 2020

Power BI Mobile

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Dark mode End users by admins, makers, or analysts Jun 2020 -

Power BI Service

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Dataflows DirectQuery End users by admins, makers, or analysts Apr 2020 -
Synapse integration Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Jul 2020
API to render a paginated report to any format (e.g., PDF, Excel) Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2020
Copy and paste visuals into other applications End users, automatically - Apr 2020
Email subscriptions with bookmarks Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2020
Improved RDL feature parity for paginated reports in Power BI Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2020
Migration tooling for paginated reports Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2020
New look End users, automatically - Apr 2020
New Power BI geos - Germany, China, Switzerland, and Norway Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2020
Organizational visuals as out-of-the-box visuals Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2020
Shared and certified datasets (General availability) Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2020
In-place app update End users, automatically This feature is released. Oct 1, 2019 Apr 2020
Data lineage Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Oct 1, 2019 Apr 2020
Data protection End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Oct 31, 2019 Apr 2020
Deployment pipeline - develop, test, and deploy workspace content Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically May 2020 Aug 2020
Datasets larger than 10 GB in Power BI Premium Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Sep 2020
XMLA read/write Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Sep 2020

Description of Enabled for column values:

  • End users, automatically: These features include change(s) to the user experience for end users and are enabled automatically.

  • Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically: These features are meant to be used by administrators, makers, or business analysts and are enabled automatically.

  • End users by admins, makers, or analysts: These features must be enabled or configured by the administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their end users.

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